Three projects underway in Hamburg and funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) are to be presented to the public as part of an event series entitled “Europe in my region” involving 22 EU members and ten German states. Senator Frank Horch said: “The EU funds are an important part of our policy. Hamburg can use them to set priorities for development in future.”
Landfill to become mound of renewable energy
Hamburg Energie turned the former air-raid shelter in Wilhelmsburg into an “energiebunker” using ERDF funds. It now supplies Wilhelmsburg with heating from an innovative mix of regenerative heat sources. The concept can be viewed as part of a guided tour.
The Energieberg Georgswerder, which has become a regenerative hill of energy thanks to an ERDF-funded project, is now attracting many residents and environmentally interested people.
EUR 55 million from ERDF
A final project entitled “Networked District Housing (Vernetztes Wohnen im Quartier) will be presented on May 18. This project aims to improve the acceptance and effectiveness of assisted systems by developing and testing a growing, district-linked, transferrable product-servicing system. The model apartments emerging from this project can also be viewed during a tour organised by Pflegen & Wohnen Hamburg GmbH.
The funds from a newly operating programme, ERDF-Hamburg 2014-2020 are concentrated in research, development and innovation as well as efforts by companies to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions. A total of EUR 55 million in ERDF funds is available.”