Hello everyone! My name is Panoraia and I am an IVY volunteer at the GreenBuilding Project of the ENI CBC Med Programme at the University of Patras.
It has been one month since I started as an IVY Project Partner and I feel grateful for the opportunity I have been given. Volunteering has a positive effect on both the community and the volunteer as it creates strong bonds between people and encourages a better quality of life. The host organization welcomed me with a warm reception and gave me more information about the tasks I have to undertake. Because of this, from the very first day I understood the philosophy of cross-border cooperation.
GreenBuilding project is co-funded by the European Union under the European Neighborhood Instrument (ENI), through the ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme (ENI CBC Med Programme) 2014-2020 and is composed of 7 partners from 2 EU – Mediterranean Countries (EUMCs) (Greece, Spain) and 3 MPC – Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPCs) (Lebanon, Tunisia, Jordan). The project seeks to reduce energy use and harmful environmental effects utilizing renewable energy sources and energy-saving techniques in public buildings.
Αs an IVY Project Partner, during this first month, I have taken on various tasks related to GreenBuilding project such as researching energy measurement tools for buildings, supporting my colleagues in their activities and participating in a conference. I was also informed about the studies for energy refurbishment of the buildings of the three countries, Greece, Tunisia and Jordan, and learned about their requirements and the actions that will be taken in order to transform them into very low energy buildings.
– Panoraia, IVY Project Partner for the ENI CBC Med Project GreenBuilding