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05 Jun

Solar heating: how cities can decarbonise their district heating systems? – Session #02

Join this webinar series to learn more about solar district heating, the advantages, the challenges, how it works and how to plan and develop such projects as a municipality.

07 Jun - 14 Jun

Brussels, Belgium

Solar Cities: Above and beyond rooftops

Cities are at the forefront of the energy transition. With three-fourths of the European population leaving in urban areas, the bulk of energy consumption is happening […]

08 Jun - 11 Jun

Grenoble, France

Biennale des villes en transition

Let’s revolutionise tomorrow In 2022, Grenoble has been chosen to hold the title of Green Capital of Europe. It was a springboard year for a […]

08 Jun

European Committee of the Regions, Rue Belliard, Brussels, Belgium

Green Deal 2.0: a renewed governance for the Green Deal

​​​After more than 2 years and a half since the launch of the Green Deal, having gone through the COVID crisis and being in the […]

13 Jun

Cities and citizens for the win – learning from new dream teams for energy communities

Municipalities are key actors in empowering citizens in the energy transition and in the development of energy communities across Europe. At the same time, citizens […]

19 Jun

Brussels, Belgium

Local authorities supporting energy communities: Sharing experience on citizen engagement

Participatory workshop organised by the LIFE_LETsGO4Climate project., Energy Cities and Centre Val-de-Loire Region are inviting you to a round table session on citizen engagement. […]

20 Jun

Mundo-madou, Av. des Arts 7/8, 1210 Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

Inclusive energy services to fight energy poverty and empower citizens

Capacity-building for municipal energy entrepreneurs with a social purpose The event goes from 9:00-12:00 and will be followed by a little networking lunch! Why this workshop? […]

20 Jun

Brussels, Belgium

How to set up an integrated home renovation service?

Deep dive into the strategies & business models of the six French one-stop shops Peer-to-peer workshop When: 20 June 2023 // 14h00 – 18h00 // […]

20 Jun

EUSEW 2023 – Human capacity for the energy and climate transition: what is needed at the local level?

The main objective of this session is to address the urgency of labour and skills shortages in the European local public administrations to accelerate climate neutrality at the local level.

20 Jun

La Tricoterie - Fabrique de liens, Rue Théodore Verhaegen, Brussels, Belgium

Let’s have a (climate-)friendly drink together in Brussels!

Reserved for Energy Cities’ members and partners. As part of our partnership with ACR+, this invitation is extended to ACR+ members. On the occasion of […]

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Nicosia HUB-IN: a more sustainable and inclusive future

Nicosia HUB-IN: a more sustainable and inclusive future

Learn about how to safeguard historic heritage, while promoting innovation and entrepreneurship


Nicosia is a Cypriot city rich in art and history. Following the Turkish invasion in 1974, it is the last divided capital of Europe. Since […]
Energy Communities in the spotlight

Energy Communities in the spotlight

19-21 June: events in Brussels focusing on locally-driven energy


You, too, want to see more energy players come to the market? You, too, think that citizens, municipalities and SMEs have an important role to […]
Get ready for the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2023

Get ready for the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2023

Events & networking opportunities you should not miss!


Every year, the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) brings renewable energy practitioners, companies, academics, local governments representatives and civil society organisation to Brussels (and online!) […]
“These days banks are much more confident with renewable energy projects.”

“These days banks are much more confident with renewable energy projects.”

Interview with Ronald Korpershoek (Rabobank) and Jim Williame (Ecopower)


We wanted to understand what the energy transition has changed for the traditional banking sector. We talked to two guests to guide us through some of the basics for energy communities: how to get started, the different types of financing, how to make a bankable financial plan etc.  Jim Williame is from the Belgian citizen cooperative Ecopower and Ronald Korpershoek from Rabobank. Both know quite a bit about money and where a community-owned renewables project can find it.