EUSEW 2023 – Climate Neutrality needs concerted action: why is multi-level governance the solution?



The 22 June 2023 from 16:00 until 17:30



Local and regional authorities have the potential of becoming a real driving force of the European energy transition. However, this still needs to be clearly reflected at the national level. The upcoming review of NECPs could be a chance for Member States to improve their processes and use a multi-level governance approach. This session will focus on the imperative to embed local authorities and stakeholders in the update of these strategic plans and will share the different multi-level dialogue practices implemented in some of the EU Member States.


  • Mrs. Paula Abreu Marques from DG Energy, Head of Unit Inter-institutional, Policy Coordination and Planning (ENER.A.1), Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission
  • Mrs. Iva Petrova, Deputy Minister of Energy from Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Bulgaria
  • Mrs. Asa Minoz, Innovation Strategist,  KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Viable Cities programme, Sweden
  • M. Andries Gryffroy, member of the Flemish Parliament and member of the European Committee of the Regions
  • M. Josko Klisovic, president of the Assembly, city of Zagreb and member of the European Committee of the Regions
  • João Correia Bernardo, Director General of the Portuguese Directorate-General for Energy and Geology, responsible for the NECP