After the full scale privatization of the housing sector in the 90ies, many countries in Central and Eastern Europe now lack an affordable social rental sector. Many Dutch organizations in the housing sector provide support and technical assistance in setting up social housing organizations in these countries.
The project supported the development of a social housing sector in Bulgaria and Romania, and energy efficient renovation of existing building stock. The project aims to transfer the experience in the Netherlands in housing management to existing and new Romanian and Bulgarian organizations and to enable establishing of policy and legislative environment. Mark van Wees also provided policy and institutional capacity building to relevant stakeholders. On-the-job training. Awareness rising planning. Client. Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Mark van Wees was Team Leader. 2 consecutive projects, each with budget € 350.000 2004-2008