32 European partners gathered in Pamplona to pick up the Positive Energy Neighbourhood challenge.
On 18 and 19 October 2022, the oPEN Lab consortium met in Pamplona (Spain) for its 3rd General Assembly meeting and was warmly welcomed by Pamplona’s Mayor Enrique Maya.
Next to Genk (Belgium) and Tartu (Estonia), Pamplona includes one of the three oPEN Living Lab sites that will be transformed into Positive Energy Neighbourhoods within the oPEN Lab project.
During the two days meeting, consortium partners dived deeper into technical, social, policy and business approaches and the challenges addressed by the oPEN Living Labs in Genk, Tartu and Pamplona. The partners exchanged ideas, solutions and opportunities with a particular focus on innovation as the backbone of oPEN Lab.
“The current crisis illustrates more than ever oPEN Lab’s relevance to foster resilient neighbourhoods and communities. By implementing structural changes and innovation within the built environment and integrating it into the energy sector, oPEN Lab will showcase the potential and support further initiatives.”, Maarten De Groote, Coordinator of the oPEN Lab project, stated.
A guided visit at the oPEN Living Lab intervention areas in Pamplona, i.e., the San Pedro housing complex and the IWER building, supported the understanding of the current situation and the potential provided by the foreseen interventions of oPEN Lab.
The project is grateful to oPEN Lab’s Pamplona partners for organising and hosting such a special meeting!