Housing ministers from EU countries are convening at a conference this week to a devise a clear vision for the future of cheap energy efficiency policies in Europe.
The meeting, which began on Monday June 21st and concludes today (Tuesday June 22nd) takes place in the Spanish city of Toledo and is also aimed at discussing the future of urban landscape regeneration policies in view of trying to meet European growth objectives.
It is thought that the meeting will give added impetus to current EU drives to achieve integrated urban regeneration under the auspices of the Toledo Declaration policy document, which will be signed by the EU ministers.
Delegates will also discuss the issue of promoting sustainability and cheap energy in cities, within the framework of the European Sustainable City initiative, which was approved by Marseilles.
Minsters have already visited the Villa Solar, where the installation of the Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 competition and exhibition are located. Universities from nine different countries are competing in the event, which involves building a house that is entirely dependent on solar power.
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