This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 846707.
Opengela is a project which looks to spread urban regeneration in the Basque Country using a novel new instrument: the creation of neighbourhood offices which will act as one-stop-shops to provide advice and support to the neighbourhood community.
The office in each neighbourhood (Opengela) centralises all the procedures and administration related to the process of integrated renovation of the apartment buildings: from administrative paperwork to dealing with energy services contractors or the provision of financial aid.
This project, financed by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission, has started with a pilot test in two neighbourhoods: Otxarkoaga (Bilbao) and Txonta (Eibar).
Objectives and Methodology
The idea is to obtain neighbourhoods with a better quality of life for their communities, with better energy efficiency, with universal accessibility (elevators…) and the incorporation of basic systems of protection and safety against fires. Always putting the residents first, making them part of the process.
- Bilbao Etxebizitzak
- Eibarko Udala
- Housing Europe
Start date: 10 May 2019 - End date: 9 May 2022