From solar eco action to sports strategy
From solar eco action to sports strategy
The Municipality of Veles follows modern trends, and at the same time tries to overcome the epithet of the most polluted cities in the Balkans and beyond. The Municipality of Veles has a Programme for energy efficiency from 2010 - 2014 in which one of the priorities is to ensure energy efficiency and sustainable development of the Sport hall Gemidzhii.
This gym daily visit over 100 people belonging to different age, gender and ethnic groups.
Also, it increases electricity consumption from year to year, especially since begun to invest in more different kinds of sports activities - like place for training of local sports male and female clubs, realization of different local, national and international competitions in football, table tennis, handball and many others, training of small players, ping - pong, fitness, aerobics, zumba, karate and more.
The installation of the solar collector for hot sanitary water will significantly reduce the cost of electricity at the month and the year level. So, this will allow the purchase of sports equipment from the saved funds and new solar investments. Also, installation of energy efficient lighting in the sports hall will reduce the emissions of CO2. This energy efficient system will allow not only saving energy and money, but proper development of the young generation in a healthy environment by using solar energy as a necessary condition for the adaptation and integration of the human being in the society. Also, the project activities plan to provide a plan for mapping of the potential public buildings in the city, as well as education resource for the possibility of making project applications for energy efficiency and sharing of experience.
The local population and the municipality will be involved in proposing possible solutions to overcome the problems in order to become Veles as positive example of energy efficient municipality in the region.
Our organization will gain experience, professional expertise and positive promotion in the field of energy efficiency. We will tend to initiate, encourage and implement activities for environmental protection in the ?unicipality of Vele?, in order to strength the environmental awareness, protection of health of the local population and promotion of renewable energy in all spheres of life.
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Project Snapshot

Veles Fest
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 20,131.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 10,100.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 9,100.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Gender Focus
80 women participated in the project
Notable Community Participation
Organized traveling educational eco caravan in 4 locations in the city where project activities were promoted and public awareness was raised; the participants (students, citizens, media, etc.) visited the Sport facility Gemidzhii, Veles and witnessed the functioning of the installed solar system Organized round table on possibilities of the Local Municipality of Veles. The debate highlighted the measures and actions to be taken to reduce energy consumption in public buildings;
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Tonnes of CO2 decreased or avoided by energy efficient and renewable energy technologies or applying environmentally sustainable transport practices introduced by SGP Project 27
Number of women participated / involved in SGP project 80
Total monetary value (US dollars) of clean energy services provided to project participants and / or community as a whole (in the climate change focal area) 3000
Number of individuals (gender diaggregated) who have benefited* from SGP project 300

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Zlatko Samardziev
Ms Melita Ivanova


Majka Tereza 15/6
Skopje, 1000