Skat has been mandated by the Financial Mechanism Office of the EEA (European Economic Area) through the Swiss Centre for International Health (SCIH) of the Swiss Tropical Institute to conduct appraisals of project proposals in new EU member countries.
Czech Republic and Slovakia Skat undertook evaluations of project proposals to improve health facilities. 13 project proposals concerning modernisation works of social facilities, kindergarten, schools, restoration of cultural heritage protected buildings, such as churches, monasteries and folk open air museums. This included the assessment of existing buildings and infrastructure, including project document, budget, and time lines, as well as the consideration of sustainability aspects.
Poland Skat carried out appraisals of 36 project applications concerning thermo-modernisation measurements in public buildings, mainly schools, health centres, fire brigade facilities, etc. The projects include measurements such as insulation of external walls and roofs, replacing old windows, and modernisation/exchange of central heating systems.
Latvia Skat conducted 5 project appraisals related to health, child care, and cultural heritage. Project appraisals included centres for children with special needs, restoration of protected wooden architecture buildings.
Lithuania Skat has been in charge as lead expert to appraise 7 projects concerning restoration works of cultural heritage protected buildings, such as old manor houses, remains of a castle, and a wooden church.
Slovenia Skat backstopped and ensured qualitative appraisal work of 5 proposals concerning cultural heritage and health / childcare, such as kindergarten with effective energy consumption, children health care centres, restoration of an old theatre and a Centre of Modern Art in Ljubljana.