Dates to remember for 2021

Your list of important dates and deadlines for EU policy and events to speed the energy transition in cities

The energy transition continues to accelerate with cities leading the way. Below you will find a selection of programmes, deadlines and policies that can help your city in its own transition.


February 28th – Application Deadline for TOMORROW’s peer learning programme on governing energy transitions – Energy Transition Learning Relay – Second edition | TOMORROW (


March 18th – Application Deadline to join the EU Covenant of Mayors Peer Learning Programme –

mid-March – Launch of the second call of the EU City Facility –

mid-March – Registration opens for the mPower peer-to-peer learning project on Best Energy Transition Practices –

March – Webinar on the Baden Würtemberg climate law mandating heat mapping and how it can help your city

March – EU Action Plan for Organic Produce – The future of organics | European Commission (


April 21st – Energy Cities Online General Assembly

April – Official launch of the new political commitment of the EU Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy – Covenant of Mayors – Home

April – The first of two Community Energy cooperation labs – For more info contact


June 17th – BEACON conference on bridging European and Local Climate Action –

Brussels – Presentation of the European Commission’s draft ‘Fit for 55%’ Package including:

  • Amendment of the Renewable Energy Directive
  • Amendment of the Energy Efficiency Directive
  • Revision of the Energy Tax Directive
  • Revision of Car and Truck Emissions Standards


Autumn – Online conference to celebrate 10 years of the Covenant of Mayors East – Home – Covenant of Mayors East information portal (

October 11 – 14 – European Week of Cities and Regions – European Week of Regions and Cities | The biggest European event dedicated to regional policy. (

October – EU Sustainable Energy Week –

October – EU Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy ceremony

Q3 / Q4

Possible DecarbCities conference in Vienna

Second Community Energy Cooperation Lab

European Commission proposal on Sustainable and Smart Mobility

Brussels – Remainder of the European Commission’s Draft ‘Fit for 55%’ Package including:

  • Revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive
  • Revision of the Third Energy Package for Gas

Brussels – European Commission’s draft legislation on the circular economy including:

  • Sustainable Products Policy
  • Revision of Ecodesign Directive


November 1 – 12 – UN Climate Change Conference CoP26 –

Of course, there’s much more going on in the world of Energy Cities that we had to pick and choose what to include. Did we miss something big? If so, let us know and we will add it in.



Adrian Hiel

Publication date

February 5, 2021