Enabling energy transition in postsocialist housing cooperatives

Registration number: GF23-04341L
Provider: Czech Science Foundation
Solver: Mgr. Tomáš Vácha
Start: 01.01. 2023
End: 31.12. 2025
Partners: Institute of Structural Research (IBS)

30 years after political transformation, housing cooperatives face another transition, this time
socio-technological. They will need to incorporate energy-efficient technologies and deal with
higher energy costs. It is crucial to explore and understand the relations in housing institutions
and the perception of problems and preferences regarding energy transition of various affected
The research will provide answers to the following questions:
• What are housing cooperatives’ institutional strategies to deal with energy transition?
• How do housing institutions and residents perceive their readiness to engage in energy
• What are the implications of energy transition for the future of housing cooperatives?
These answers will help understand socio-technological transformation processes in housing
cooperatives, their role in energy transition and relations inside housing cooperatives as well as
relations to other institutional actors. This will deepen the knowledge and facilitate innovation
regarding housing in Central and Eastern Europe.

The project is lead by Institute of Structural Research (IBS) and is financially supported by the National Science Centre Poland  and the Czech Science Foundation.