V4 brainstorming sessions on the methodology of the feasibility study – Green Innovations

On April 21, 2023,  Strategic Analysis & Bridge of Friendship Kartlosi, organized the first brainstorming session with one of the V4 partners from Hungary- Municipality of XII. district of Budapest, regarding the project “ Sharing V4 experience with Georgian self-governments: regional development and green innovations”, supported by the International Visegrad Fund.

Hegyvideki Zold iroda is the Green Office of the Municipality of the 12th District, is the local government body responsible for the administration of Budapest’s greenest district, a hilly partly suburban area with its own micro-climate. The Green Office focuses on community involvement, green space management, energy efficiency in public buildings, smart metering, DSM tools (demand-side management), green roofs, awareness-raising programs and activities, festival events, street actions, educational programs and competitions, climate change, SECAP, green and communal waste management, biodiversity in the urban area, planting trees and tree saplings, pollinator-friendly gardens and trees application, urban-beekeeping, health-responsive green space planning and management, multilevel governance, networking with other municipalities and universities, NGOs, business sectors.

The feasibility study assesses factors such as technical, economic, ecological and legal considerations to assess whether future projects are worth investment. After conducting the field research and mapping all relevant challenges communities face along the ABL, the feasibility study will be prepared for the international donor community as well as the business community for potential investments in the selected fields. For creating the methodology for the feasibility study, online brainstorming sessions will be held for the V4 implementing consortium to set and create the criteria and the methodology for the feasibility study of four projects focusing on regional development, social entrepreneurship and/or social agriculture, green innovations in the context of local administration and local media to increase visibility for the region.

The lead author of these feasibility studies will be Tomas Baranec, who mapped the challenges of these communities, utilizing his expertise from the ground, as well as through desk research. Partners from the V4 would co-author the studies.

This project is generously funded by: