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EU’s Recovery Package garners praise, but what’s in it?

EU’s Recovery Package garners praise, but what’s in it?

An unprecedented spending package passes its first step, still needs further approvals

The Economist, famous for its reserved language, called the EU’s new budget and accompanying recovery package a ‘landmark event’. Not to be outdone, the Dalai […]

A green wave in the municipal elections

A green wave in the municipal elections

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

This was this month’s headline news in France, but not only, which is probably even more revealing. The municipal elections held in late June in […]

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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Funding and financing opportunities: Two new guides from the Covenant of Mayors

Funding and financing opportunities: Two new guides from the Covenant of Mayors

Two new publications on Financial Institutions Instruments & EU Funding Programme

The Covenant of Mayors – Europe Office, led by Energy Cities, develops publications that help cities and towns get a better understanding of the financing […]

New contest to recognise leading cities in clean energy

New contest to recognise leading cities in clean energy

Will an Energy Cities member be the first city in the Fully Charged Hall of Fame?

Fully Charged, the world’s most popular Clean Energy and Electric Vehicle Programme and Podcast, has announced a new contest to ‘shine a light on cities […]

Do you want to create a living street?

Do you want to create a living street?

We are looking for cities in Portugal and Greece

Energy Cities is supporting local authorities in Croatia, Greece and Portugal in developing living streets concepts together th their citizens. Thanks to the EUKI Living […]

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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.


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.

People with city map

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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 de Loon

Urban commons and empowered cities

Nathalie de 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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