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Study Tour to Central Eastern Europe - August 2013

in the Framework of ECSE Project " Engaging Citizens in Sustainable Energy to
improve environment and local Economy”

ECSE Project description: English Russian

- Sustainable Energy Study Tour in Central and Eastern Europe (Poland, Slovakia, Hungary) for Belarus representatives of local authorities and NGOs from three municipalities - Shuchin, Pukhovichi (Marina Gorka), Braslav.
Please see:
Program English (pdf file), Compendium English (pdf file, 18 pages, 1.2 MB)
Program Russian (pdf file), Compendium Russian (pdf file, 18 pages, 1.2 MB)
Rejowiec Fabryczny, Poland
Meet with the Mayor, Stanislaw Bodys, representatives of the Municipality Council and of local civil society. Presentation on Rejowiec Fabryczny’s role in the Project " JOIN-IN - Social Participation in Local EnergyPlanning” in cooperation with the Polish Institute for Sustainable Development and INFORSE.
Visit: Natural gas heating plant, thermal renovated panel houses. Local Radio made interview.
Rejowiec mayor Group
Natural gas Natural gas Radio interview

Krakow, Poland
AGH University and NGO KISE/PKE
"Biomass in Poland"
Handout English (pdf, 3 MB)
“Straw - environmentally friendly use of biomass for energy purposes”
Handout English (pdf 2 MB), and Russian (pdf 4 MB)
“Saving Energy in Buildings - Low Cost Measures”
Handout English (pdf 1 MB), and Russian (pdf 2 MB)
Presentation by Adam Gula, Dr. Prof., AGH University, Faculty of Energy and Fuels, and NGO KISE
Straw as Biomass for Energy (film) by Wojciech Goryl, PhD
Test Straw Boiler of the University by Krzysztof Sornek, PhD.

Adam Gula Wojciech Goryl Group

Project’s Presentations:
- Energy Assessment in the 3 regions in Belarus.
Presentation by Dzianis Rymko, Energy Institute of the Belarus Academy of Science.
See more on the Assessment at the web site of the ECSE Project.

- The Danish Strategic Energy Plan 2030 of Randers, Denmark and a Municipality in Sweden.
Publication Randers SEP 2030, and Russian (pdf, 37 pages, 1.2 MB). The English and the Danish Versions are available from the web site of Randers Municipality.

- The EU Covenant of Mayors Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAP).
Presentations by Judit Szoleczky, INFORSE.
See more at EU SEAP.

Judit Szoleczky Group Dzianis Rymko
Visit to test biomass boiler at the AGH University, Faculty of Energy and Fuels, Krakow, Poland.
Straw Biomass boiler Biomass scheme
Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
Visit the biomass heating facilitates in the villages financed by the EU Restructural Fund.
The project was initiative by the Slovakian NGO Friends of the Earth (CEPA).
Presentation and tour by representative of the association of the municipalities, and by Juraj Zamkovsky, CEPA. Handout English (pdf 1.5 MB)
Juraj Zamkovsky Storage woodchip storage outside
School Boiler hose at the schools woodchip boiler
Panel House Renovation at Uj Palota, Budapest, Hungary.
Guided Tour by the architect Attila Ertsey.

Attila Ertsey Group Panel house
Regional Environmental Center (REC) in Szentendre, Hungary
Guided Tour in the Conference Building (renovation and solar installations)
Presentation of REC and REC’s Belarus project.
Presentation of 100% renewable Hungarian sustainable energy scenario.
by Bela Munkacsy, adj. Prof. ELTE University and NGO EEN. Handout English (pdf 1 MB), and Russian (pdf 1 MB)
REC otuside Group REC
REC heating room REC REC
Air Heat Pump Exhibition-Demo Room, and an old brick building, Budapest
by Lajos Dvorzsak, engineer, Thermo Ltd., distributor of air-heat pumps.

Lajos Dvorzsak and Bela Munkacsy Demo room Demo room
North East Hungary Region, Bukk hill & Miskolc
Bukk Regional LEADER Project: “1 village - 1 MW project”

Tour in several “energy yards” of villages, different renewable energy technology (solar, straw, biodiesel, greenhouse).
Presentation 100% sustainable energy self sufficient concept for this region by Lajos Vass, LEADER project. Handout English (pdf 3 MB)
House Group Windmill
Solar installations
Solat installation Solar installation Solar installation
Solar installation Tank for electric car Tank for electric car
Straw boiler
Straw Straw boiler Group
Green house for flower plantation. Heated by CHP plant fuelled by used vegetable oil, and straw boiler.
Green house Mayor Small straw boiler

Partners of the Project:
INFORSE-Europe, International Network for Sustainable Energy,


Gunnar Boye Olesen,
Judit Szoleczky
E: ove [at]
Centre of Environmental Solutions (CES), Belarus
att. Dmitry Burenkin (Project Coordinator) and Olga Astapovich (Press)
E: info [at]
burenkin [at]

Skåne Energy Agency (SEA), Sweden

E: Cecilia Thapper (coordinator),
Per-Johan Wik (energy planer)
att. cecilia.thapper [at],
E: per-johan.wik [at]

Financial Supporters of the Project:
This web page has been produced by the Project "Engaging Citizens in Sustainable Energy to improve environment and local Economy” (ECSE) with the financial assistance of the European Union and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
The contents of this web page are the sole responsibility of the ECSE Project Partners: INFORSE-Europe, Denmark (Project Coordinator), Skane Energy Agency (SEA) Sweden, and Centre of Environmental Solutions (CES), Belarus; and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the financial supporters i.e. European Union and SIDA.