New board of Energy Cities ready to tackle the opportunities of the Green Deal and COVID recovery

New board of Energy Cities ready to tackle the opportunities of the Green Deal and COVID recovery

Heidelberg re-elected as President

The new board of Energy Cities has been elected at an online general assembly after an unprecedented number of applications from progressive cities across Europe […]

“Cathedral thinking”

“Cathedral thinking”

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

I have spent part of the summer teleworking in Bourges, central France. And Bourges has the most beautiful cathedral in the world. Yes, I know, […]

European City Facility

Get financial support and services for your local sustainable energy projects! We are proud to coordinate this one-of-a-kind facility that will help towns overcome critical barriers, develop credible investment packages and mobilise finance.

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Register now to the European Week of Regions & Cities!

Register now to the European Week of Regions & Cities!

Our suggestions for this year’s digital edition

Every year, the European Week of Regions and Cities brings together European regions and cities to promote learnings and good practice of regional policy-making. Due […]

Energy Cities: 30 years in transition

Energy Cities: 30 years in transition

A short video to take you on a walk down memory lane

2020 marked the 30th anniversary of Energy Cities. 30 years of working with local governments and many international partners to bring forward a shared energy […]

How to Access EU and Member State Recovery Funds

How to Access EU and Member State Recovery Funds

Cities need concrete projects to access the more than €1 trillion available

Between the EU’s recovery package and the recent stimulus packages announced by Germany, France, Portugal, Austria and Denmark there is more than €1 trillion to […]

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How to set up a one-stop-shop for integrated home energy renovation?

A step-by-step guide for local authorities and other actors

If you are part of an organisation that plans to launch a one-stop-shop, this guidebook is for you. You can find learnings from the project and recommendations that will help you to kick start your project.

How Local Authorities can encourage citizen participation in energy transitions

Including citizens in energy systems

The aim of this report is to consider how Local Authorities can better engage with publics as a part of the energy transition in a meaningful way and support the active participation of citizens in energy systems and the energy transition. The report informes by energy Social Science and Humanities literature as a means of recognising that the energy transition is not merely a technological transition, but a social one.

Impact Report 2019

How Energy Cities energised policy, people & places

2019 began with the launch of the Energy Cities manifesto ‘Claiminga Crisis’ and it ended with the launch of the European Green Deal. Those two events are related. In between people from every level of government and from around the world gathered in Heidelberg for the International Conference on Climate Action. Together, because we must always act together, all levels of government signed the Partnership Declaration on Collaborative Climate Action.

ENERGY TRANSITION STUDY TOURS

Plan a thematic sightseeing with your colleagues through any of our member cities to get equipped with new strategic ideas for your own city. We prepare tailor-made programmes based on your expectations on whom to meet, what to see and learn. Energy Cities’ broad knowledge of European local actions and its network of players built over the last 30 years enables us to organise the perfect trip for your delegation of public servants or elected people.

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Mayors & CoM East Country Experts

Small Talk with the Mayor – EUSEW 2020

Series of video meetings of our CoM East Country Experts with the Covenant community in the Eastern Partnership region

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Covenant of Mayors Office in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus celebrated the European Sustainable Energy Week 2020 […]

Nathalie van Loon

Urban commons and empowered cities

Nathalie van Loon, project leader on the commons at City Council of Amsterdam

This time we take a look at the democratic potential of the urban commons. The commons are those resources we all share and use like […]

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