The 5th International Partner Meeting for the Interreg Europe VIOLET Project will take place from the 13th to 15th of May, in beautiful Middelburg, Netherlands. 

To kick-off the three day event, a staff exchange meeting will be held on the 13th of May. This will be an interactive round table discussion with a few short presentations regarding VIOLET project progress in Middelburg, with special focus on the free and easy energy efficiency measure permit procedure and user friendly technical guide, the ‘’Monument Passport’’, research done by the HZ University of Applied Sciences and a new thin insulation foil for single glass to increase energy efficiency in buildings.  

On the 14th of May, the main partner meeting with project-focussed sessions will take place. This will engage not only VIOLET partners, but also some VIOLET stakeholders across Europe—specifically those stakeholders from Cyprus who will attend the meeting for a comprehensive project update and to further encourage interregional cooperation in the common European goal of incorporating energy efficiency measures in historical buildings.  

Finally, the VIOLET partner meeting will conclude with a study visit to Middelburg monuments undergoing energy efficiency upgrades on the 15th of May.  


13 May

15:00 - 17:30 h Staff exchange meeting (round table discussion) 
  • - Project description Middelburg, free and easy permit procedure and user friendly technical guide (Annet Hannewijk, Municipality Middelburg) 
  • - Monument Passport (Rogier Havermans, Erfgoed Zeeland) 
  • - Research done with/by students: blower door tests, infra-red pictures, and so on (Bernard Vercouteren, HZ University of Applied Sciences) 
  • - Thin insulation foils for single glass: (Dennis Plandsoen, Unica) 
  • - Any other business  
18:00 (Simple) dinner (restaurant X) 

14 May

9:00 - 17:30 VIOLET meeting 
9:00       More information on the project-focussed sessions will follow, but the focus will be on: Action plan, reporting, communication. Sara will send more info on this in the next days. 
12:00     Lunch (restaurant X) 
13:30     Presentation about Warm Building ( ) by Martijn de Gier 
14:30     More project-focussed sessions 
17:30     End of the meeting 
20:00     Dinner (restaurant X) 

15 May

9:00 - 17:00 Site visits 
9:00       SuMo (Sustainable monument) house of Bernard Vercouteren (Sint Janstraat 58, Middelburg) 
10:00     Passive House monument of Ben Westenburger (Latijnse schoolstraat 10, Middelburg) 
11:30     Oostkerk (Oostkerkplein 1, Middelburg), a historic church, now in use as a multifunctional centre, theatre, music, congress, etc. And the difficulties to save energy in this building. 
13:00     Lunch in time to walk around in the city centre of Middelburg 
15:00     Visit a local owner of a monument who wants to make his monument more energy efficient     (Spanjaardstraat 53, Middelburg)