People in Need Addresses Energy Poverty in Bosnia with Green Homes

People in Need Addresses Energy Poverty in Bosnia with Green Homes

Sep 23, 2020

Between 50 and 125 million Europeans are threatened by energy poverty. Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the most affected countries. To support sustainable energy solutions in the country, PIN is helping local authorities learn how to choose and sustainably finance green solutions for their citizens.

In May 2019, PIN Bosnia and Herzegovina, together with 16 expert partners, launched a two–year European Union-supported project called SMARTER Finance for FamiliesUnder the auspices of Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation program, the project aims to make “Green Homes” and “Green Mortgages” more widely available to consumers in 12 European countries. PIN’s work is to make these accessible to lower income beneficiaries in Bosnia and Herzegovina and beyond.

After months of data-gathering, we supported the development of 12 country-specific guides explaining the financial, energy and health benefits of green buildings. Developers and investors will be able to read about good practices from their own countries in their local language.


Public authorities interested in solving the energy poverty issue in their communities will be able to benefit from a catalogue showcasing successful projects from all over Europe, as well as briefs explaining how SMARTER can help design and launch subsidized green mortgage products for low income families.

Equipped with credible data, PIN advocates for financially inclusive products and supports the development of new projects addressing energy poverty in Bosnia and Herzegovina and beyond.

Interested in learning more? Explore some of our key documents or visit the project website.

  • 2 pager for developers of pilot projects for low income families

  • Catalogue of energy poverty projects
  • Green Homes & Green Mortgages: A Toolkit for Residential Investors & Developers ČESKY, ENGLISH, Bosanski, Srpski, Hrvatski
  • This project has received funding from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 Coordination and support programme under grant agreement No 847141.
Author: Člověk v tísni