Energy cities hubs

The Energy Cities Hubs are our community spaces to activate, empower and inspire local leaders towards a climate-neutral Europe

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03 Feb

Positive energy districts: accelerating the journey towards urban energy transitions (Webinar 4/4)

WEBINAR 4: PEDs & REGULATION We invite stakeholders of energy transition processes and broader urban transformations to join a DUT webinar series on the opportunities […]

08 Feb

Lund – A winner of One Planet City Challenge 2022

Lund is one of the global winners in WWF’s One Planet City Challenge 2022. It’s a small Swedish city, with a big goal: an 80% […]

14 Feb

Leveraging on co-creation to decarbonise heating systems

Decarbonisation is often seen as a matter of political will. However, ambitious policies need adhesion from citizens to be successful and impactful – hence the key role of co-creation. This is what we will explore in this capacity-building session.

15 Feb

The design of the next EU energy market(s): what works for local renewables?

Gas and electricity markets follow European rules. These must be revisited, to allow for fair pricing, less price volatility and to drive investments towards stable […]

14 Mar

Empowering citizens for the heat transition

How to make sure that the transition is inclusive? What are the best ways to favour and support citizen initiatives and engagement? In this capacity-building session we will bring concrete examples of citizen empowerment to go further in the heating and cooling decarbonisation.

16 Mar - 17 Mar

Turin, Italy

Cities Forum 2023 – Together for green and just cities

The CITIES FORUM is the place and moment to exchange on the urban dimension of Cohesion Policy, the Urban Agenda for the EU, the role […]

30 Mar

Rue de la Loi 170, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Covenant of Mayors – Europe Conference 2023

The Covenant of Mayors EU Conference of 2023 will be an opportunity to reflect on local and regional governments' response to the energy crisis.

19 Jun - 23 Jun

Brussels, Belgium

WASTED SQUARE METERS IN CITIES: Improving the use of buildings in time & space

The exact date is still to be confirmed. Please check-in regularly to save it in your agenda (and to register early on). For decades, cities […]

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Launch of the EU Energy Communities Map

Launch of the EU Energy Communities Map

Whether you are looking for an overview of Europe's energy communities, willing to discover the energy communities around you, or part of an energy community yourself... This map is for you!


The European Commission’s Energy Community Repository has just launched its interactive map of energy communities in Europe. Based on an inventory created by the EU-funded […]
New strategic partnership to support cities and regions launched today

New strategic partnership to support cities and regions launched today

We joined forces with the Association of Cities and Regions for sustainable Resource management


Energy Cities and the Association of Cities and Regions for sustainable Resource management (ACR+) will join forces to support local and regional governments and agencies even further in their […]
Our key events for 2023

Our key events for 2023

Your list of important dates to speed up a place-based transformation of our cities towards climate neutrality


Let's meet (again) in 2023! Mark your agendas for these key moments.
“I want a knowledge programme for citizens and municipalities to understand each other’s role.”

“I want a knowledge programme for citizens and municipalities to understand each other’s role.”

Interview with Siward Zomer (Energiesamen) & Anatol Itten (Dutch Ministry for Climate)


What can we learn from The Netherlands - especially on local cooperative heat - and what is still missing to better empower communities to take ownership and benefit from renewable energy production?
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Heat decarbonisation through heat communities


Energy communities are getting more and more attention, as a tool to empower citizens and accelerate the decarbonisation. However, it is often about electricity: what […]