The municipality of Dobrich is one of the energy management champions in Bulgaria. Among its main achievements is the improvement of energy efficiency in the public building sector. Renovation of schools and kindergardens does not only ensure effective educational infrastructure and equal access to quality education, but also contributes to the achievement of the local Covenant of Mayors objective--a 25% CO2 cut by 2020. The project was implemented within 21 months through the Operational Programme “Regional Development 2007-2013” with 84% of the total investment costs financed through the European Structural and Cohesion Funds.
The municipality of Brno has become a champion in co¬ﬁnancing its strategic municipal projects with the help of EU Structural Funds. From July 2008 until November 2009 a project in the school “Kaminky” in Brno-Nový Lískovec was developed co-ﬁnanced by the Operational Programme “Environment”.