As the COVID-19 pandemic measures loosened up, a follow-up training seminar as a physical event was organized in April 2022. Previously two online training seminars were held in September and December, 2021. The need for such an activity was more that obvious, as the participants were eager to hear more about the materials and tools, moreover to exchange knowledge and have more fruitful discussions in person.
The follow-up training seminar for intermediaries and investors was organized in Skopje on 18.04.2022 as a full day event. It was attended by around 25 participants covering all the target groups. The training was divided in three parts, 2 sessions and panel discussion with a practical workshop, followed by conclusions and recommendations for future work.
In Session 1, beside the introduction to the replace project, the benefits of RH&C for intermediaries and investors were presented, as well as how to promote and make the most out of it. In Session 2, the replacement options which are available on the market were elaborated, along with other heating options. Brief overview of the H&C situation in the EU was also given.
The training seminar concluded with a panel discussion and practical workshop with the REPLACE calculator, matrix and country specific calculator in which it was evident that the participants were content with the presented REPLACE materials and tools, having expressed their interest in further involvement in the project activities. They most certainly support REPLACE’s idea and the campaigns that are being conducted and the ones planned for the following period.