Towards a climate neutral EU:
efficient allocation of EU funds

Development of transport infrastructure in the city of Ludza

Organisation: Green Liberty Website: Added: June 30, 2023
Project start date: May 31, 2018
Project end date: October 30, 2019


The aim of the project is to promote the increase of private investments in the city of Ludza, based on the needs of merchants on Dagdas Street. The water supply and domestic sewage system was rebuilt. Street lighting was improved - LED lights were installed, and electronic communication networks were rebuilt. The desired result of the project is that 6 merchants will benefit from the investments made within the framework of the project in the infrastructure of Dagda Street, and 19 new jobs would be created.

The project's focus on increasing private investments in Ludza isalso relevant environmentally. By rebuilding the water supply and domestic sewage system, the project can ensure an efficient use and management of water resources, reducing water wastage and potential pollution. The installation of LED lights for street lighting contributes to energy conservation and reduces the carbon footprint. Additionally, the rebuilding of electronic communication networks promotes a more connected and digital infrastructure. This allows for the implementation of smart technologies that can optimize resource utilization, transportation systems, and waste management. 

Financial data

Total investment: 913 924.23 €. EU investment: 615 193.66 € (15.8%).


This type of investment is relevant for the well-being of the people living around and and presents an opportunity to create more sustainable urban spaces. It is important to asses whether the project could incorporate additional measures to improve the urban environment, such as greening the space and including Integrated water management system. Considering the current state of Dagdas street in Ludza, which is not too popular from a recreational perspective, there is a window of opportunity to implement and test multiple sustainability measures without damagins the cultural space.

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European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.