Seminar “Analysis of the Housing Sector in Belarus. Dialogue with Local Authorities. Housing Management” took place in the town of Lida (Grodno region, Belarus) on 2-3 June 2009. The event had been organized by the Housing Initiative for Eastern Europe (Berlin, Germany), the Grodno Bureau of the Housing and Communal Services with the Grodno Regional Executive Committee, the Housing and Communal Services of Lida, the Regional Office of the Republican Centre for Technology Transfer (RCTT) in Lida.
Representatives of the International Humanitarian and Educative Foundation “Live Partnership”, the Ministry of Housing and Communal Services of the Republic of Belarus, RCTT and its regional office of Lida, the Grodno Regional Executive Committee, associations of holders of estate from the Vitsebsk and Grodno regions, the Housing Initiative for Eastern Europe, the Power Engineering Agency with the Investment Bank of Schleswig-Holstein (Germany), the Interindustry Institute for Advanced Professional Training with the Belarusian National Technical University. The seminar was held under the aegis of the international Project “Participative Housing Reforms”.
Participants of the seminar met the Chairman of the Lida District Executive Committee to exchange their views of more extensive partnership between the housing entities and authorities of Lida locality with those in Europe. The identified primary focal areas for the collaboration are: (i) the power efficiency in the housing and communal sector and (ii) development of new project initiatives to intensify the collaboration in the sector.