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March 2019

28 Mar

Venice City Solutions 2018 – Financing the SDGs at local level

Co-organised by UNDP, UN-Habitat, UNCDF and United Cities and Local Governments

May 2019

06 - 08 May

Euroheat & Power Congress 2019

The Euroheat & Power Congress focuses on topics related to District Energy. The congress provides a unique forum for discussing and enhancing knowledge on major […]

Nantes, France


09 May

National Conference & Policy Meeting for Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings

Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings – Action plans, implementationand monitoring In the framework of the Interreg-MED project IMPULSE more information to come

Heraklion, Greece


14 May

IUC webinar – From a linear to a circular economy – How to start ?

Organised by the International Urban Cooperation programme. Globally cities produce 75% of the green-house gas emissions, 50% of the waste, while consuming 60–80% of the […]

15 - 16 May

Heat Pump Forum 2019

In its 2019 edition, EHPA’s Heat Pump Forum (#HPForum2019) puts heat pump technology at the centre of the debate on the energy transition. 100% renewable […]

Brussels, Belgium


15 - 07 May

Energiesprong : Une approche pour accélérer la rénovation énergétique

L’approche de rénovation énergétique en série « Energiesprong » a été développée aux Pays-Bas où elle est mise en œuvre depuis 2012. Elle y a […]

16 May

ACE-Retrofitting Conference : How local and national governments can facilitate energy efficiency improvements in older buildings

Organised as part of the ACE-Retrofitting project At this conference learn what Scottish local authorities and the Scottish Government are doing to encourage and enable […]

Aberdeen, Scotland, UK


21 May

Catalysing European Local Climate Action

The BEACON conference on “Catalysing European Local Climate Action” provides an opportunity for local actors to network with colleagues from around Europe to exchange on […]

Heidelberg, Germany


22 May - 23 Apr

Energy Cities Annual Conference

Energy Cities’ next annual conference will take place in Heidelberg from 22 to 23 May 2019, as an integral part of the International Conference on […]

Heidelberg, Germany


22 May

Le photovoltaïque en milieu urbain

Conférence organisée par l’Office franco-allemand pour la transition énergétique (OFATE) En France comme en Allemagne, la multiplication des cadastres solaires et des initiatives en faveur […]

Paris, France


22 - 24 May

Urban Future Global Conference #UFGC19

Organised by the Urban Future Global Conference The Urban Future Global Conference is the world´s largest meeting dedicated exclusively to CityChangers – decision makers who […]

Oslo, Norway


22 May

Covenant cities leading long-term climate strategies

Covenant of Mayors workshop at UFGC Organised by the European Covenant of Mayors Office This strategic workshop for city leaders focuses on how cities can […]

Oslo, Norway


23 - 14 May

Webinar – Heating and cooling planning at local level : step it up !

This webinar will present three tools, developed in close collaboration with local authorities all over Europe in order to best fit their needs : HOTMAPS, PLANHEAT […]

25 May

European Urban Resilience Forum

Organised by ICLEI – Local Govenments for Sustainability in co-operation with the European Environment Agency. This event intends to support productive exchange between representatives from […]

Bonn, Germany


27 May

Applicant Workshop to become the next European Green Capital !

Organised by the European Commission This one-day workshop will give any interested city a comprehensive overview of what’s involved in putting together the application for […]

Brussels, Belgium


28 - 29 May

R20 Austrian World Summit

This third R20 summit will cover the following topics : Collaboration & Partnership for Climate Leadership Scaling Up Sustainable Projects Showcasing Best Practice Examples New Approaches […]

Wien, Austria


June 2019

05 - 12 Jun

Conférence principale du Forum International du logement social « Une planète pour demain »

Organisé par l’Union Sociale pour l’Habitat, Housing Europe et Grand Lyon Métropole. Le Festival international du logement social 2019, organisé du 4 au 8 juin […]

Lyon, France


09 - 12 Jun

‘The Art of Public Transport’ – UITP Global Public Transport Summit

With almost 130 years of history behind it, the UITP Global Public Transport Summit proudly remains the world’s biggest event dedicated to sustainable mobility. Covering […]

Stockholm, Sweden


12 - 14 Jun

Making the energy transition happen locally

What is the role of cities and regions in Europe’s energy transition ? How can local and regional actors accelerate the deployment of low-carbon technologies […]

Bucharest, Romania


17 - 21 Jun

EU Sustainable Energy Week

Policy Conference “Shaping Europe’s energy future” : in Brussels from 18 to 20 June 2019 Exchange of ideas at the Networking Village : European Commission’s […]

Brussels, Belgium


19 - 20 Jun

Right to energy forum

To take on climate change and social injustice, we need a strong European movement demanding and creating energy solutions for all. This forum will be […]

Brussels, Belgium


19 Jun

Providing energy retrofit packages to private homeowners – business models and project implementation

Over the past couple of years, increasingly not only towns, cities, regions but also private players have been developing and testing solutions aimed at motivating […]

Brussels, Belgium


20 Jun

10 years of ELENA – Supporting investments in energy efficiency and sustainable transport

Organised by the European Investment Bank and the European Commission 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of ELENA, the European Local Energy Assistance. Established in 2009, […]

Brussels, Belgium


21 Jun

Designing smart and efficient energy policies with citizens

Workshop organised by Lille European Metropolis This session proposes to present diverse local and European projects : AMELIO by Lille Metropole, AREA21 by HafenCity University Hamburg, and […]

Brussels, Belgium


25 - 26 Jun

Rénovation énergétique des bâtiments et ensembles d’immeubles – Voyage d’étude

Organisé dans le cadre du projet TANDEM – partenariats franco-allemands pour la protection du climat – et en coopération avec la Plateforme énergétique franco-allemande Le […]

Lille, France


27 - 29 Jun

GMF’s Brussels Forum

GMF’s Brussels Forum is an annual high-level meeting of the most influential North American and European political, corporate, and intellectual leaders to address pressing challenges […]

Brussels, Belgium


27 Jun

Involving stakeholders and the public in national energy and climate planning – good practices from across Europe

Organised by Energy Cities as part of the LIFE PlanUp project Under the EU Energy Union Governance regulation, EU Member States are currently preparing their […]

July 2019

03 Jul

Innovative financing through peer learning : Province of Girona’s experience in PROSPECT

This webinar will present the programme through the eyes of a mentor and a facilitator and will give participants a first glance at what and […]

August 2019

24 - 31 Aug

Energy Community Summer School

The 2019 Summer School focuses on energy sectors in transition, in particular in South Eastern and Eastern Europe. The program will also take into account the broader […]

Kraków, Poland

September 2019

04 Sep

Local solutions for energetic transition

Conference organised by the city of Rijeka, Croatia, and ZEZ-Green energy cooperative The focus of the conference is not theoretical but rather practical – our […]

Rijeka, Croatia


09 - 13 Sep

Summer school: Energy transition and you!

The global energy transition can’t succeed without the full participation of citizens. We need a paradigm shift towards more renewable energy which is sustainable, affordable […]

Nice, France


12 - 13 Sep

The 11th Citizens Energy Forum

Event organised by the European Commission in collaboration with the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU), Ireland’s independent energy and water regulator. The forum will […]

Dublin, Ireland


12 Sep

Accompagnement au changement : associer outils numériques et accompagnement humain

Découvrez les dispositifs d’animations mis en place dans le cadre du projet SOLENN (2014-2018) pour accompagner les utilisateurs : de la connaissance des nouveaux compteurs, […]

16 - 22 Sep

European Mobility Week

Theme 2019 – “Walk with us!” Our bodies are designed to move, yet many of us struggle to find the time to get active during […]

Brussels, Belgium


16 Sep

Une communication créative sur le changement climatique

L’exemple de l’Escape Game de Metz et Worms Comment communiquer positivement sur les enjeux climatiques et les actions à mettre à place afin de motiver […]

20 - 27 Sep

Global Climate Strike

This September, millions of us will walk out of our workplaces and homes to join young climate strikers on the streets and demand an end […]

23 Sep

UN climate action summit 2019

UN Secretary-General António Guterres is calling on all leaders to come to New York on 23 September with concrete, realistic plans to enhance their nationally determined […]

New York City, NY, USA


24 Sep

EFEX 2019: discover + engage + act

The Energy Future Exchange, EFEX, hosts its Brussels conference, a comprehensive celebration and call-to-action highlighting the potential of the EU and US to lead in […]

Brussels, Belgium


26 - 28 Sep

LH Forum – Positive Economy

The Forum’s ambition is to shine light on experiments led in cities all over the world et gather players committed to a local positive and […]

Le Havre, France


October 2019

01 Oct

Vision 2050 | Decarbonising District Energy For Our Cities

Discussion and debate, organised by Euroheat & Power, about the role of district energy in delivering the sustainable energy systems that our cities and their […]

Brussels, Belgium


02 - 03 Oct

RE-Source 2019

Co-organised by SolarPower Europe and WindEurope, in partnership with RE100 and WBCSD, RE-Source 2019 will discuss the latest trends in Power Purchase Agreements and the […]

Amsterdam, Netherlands


07 - 10 Oct

17th European Week of Regions and Cities

Organised by the European Committee of the Regions and the European Commission’s DG for Regional Policy The European Week of Regions and Cities is an […]

Brussels, Belgium


08 Oct

Tamarinden – Where people meet and the buildings share energy

One of the aims of this event is to meet potential project partners for a demonstration project, where innovative solutions are demonstrated in real life. […]

Central Sweden European office, 6th floor, Rue de Luxembourg 3, 1000 Brussels


08 Oct

Greening densely populated areas: strategy and funding

Lessons learnt from a success story Within the Framework of the European Week of Regions and Cities, the Mayor of SINTRA Municipality, Mr. Basílio Horta, […]

Brussels, Belgique


08 Oct

Deep Energy Renovation: Already All Around Us

Renovate Europe Day 2019 From heritage buildings, to schools, to multi-family homes, there are many best practice renovation cases to be seen across Europe, some […]

Brussels, Belgium


09 Oct

Accelerating integrated energy systems for a climate-neutral EU

EURACTIV invites you to this Stakeholder Workshop to discuss the path towards the integration of the EU’s energy sectors. Questions will include: – How can […]

Bruxelles, Belgium


09 Oct

Turning your Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan into a strategic investment plan

Organised in the framework of the Horizon 2020 PROSPECT project and the Covenant of Mayors initiative with the support of Caisse des Dépôts France Join […]

Brussels, Belgium


10 Oct

Efficient Buildings in the Mediterranean area – MEDNICE Annual Congress

Organised by Energy Cities together with other partners of the EU-funded project MEDNICE, this event will showcase sucesses and tools produced by public and private […]

Brussels, Belgium


10 Oct

District heating and cooling: cities going circular for a carbon neutral Europe

Cities and their managers are key stakeholders to ensure successful energy transition that would lead us towards carbon neutrality by 2050. The local technical, financial […]

Brussels, Belgium


15 - 18 Oct

Building an inclusive and resilient-focused city, the baltic way

XV General Conference of the Union of the Baltic Cities The UBC General Conference in Kaunas would be an open forum to discuss these challenges. […]

Kaunas, Lithuania


17 - 18 Oct

Smart Cities and Communities conference

Conference, workshops and study visits organised byt the Smarter Together consortium in the framework of the Horizon 2020 Lighthouse programme “Smart Cities & Communities” This […]

Lyon, France


17 - 18 Oct

Thermal energy systems of the future

Hot trends and cool solutions for cities Even though there are clear ambitions for cities to become carbon neutral as soon as possible, the path […]

Brussels, Belgium


24 - 25 Oct

COGEN Europe Annual Conference

COGEN Europe, COGEN Spain and ACOGEN invite you to their Annual Conference and Gala Awards Dinner entitled Cogeneration: Efficient and Clean Heat and Power for […]

Madrid, Spain


November 2019

05 - 06 Nov

Digital Solar & Storage Conference

The event is timed to welcome the new European Parliament and Commission and discuss with key stakeholders from industry and politics what’s needed to keep […]

Brussels, Belgium


05 - 06 Nov

LIFE PlanUp regional workshop: Achieving a low carbon pathway in Southern European countries through ambitious Energy and Climate Plans

Conference organised by the LIFE PlanUp project and Ecodes The LIFE PlanUp project and Ecodes is pleased to invite you to a two-day workshop that […]

Calle de la Escuadra, 11, Madrid, Spain


11 - 13 Nov

Convergence – the Global Blockchain Congress

Convergence will bring together approximately 1,500 participants for a program of presentations, panels, workshops, hackathons and cultural events. It will include: A set of keynotes […]

Málaga, Spain


12 Nov

Renewable heat in Odense

An innovative lesson on how to recycle renewable energy with heat pumps for district heating Datacenters are widely known to consume energy. As the number […]

13 - 14 Nov

Making climate services a reality in Europe

Conference organised in the framework of H2020 project Making climate services a reality in Europe is a two-day conference that will bring together 100+ […]

Brussels, Belgium


14 Nov

Heating and cooling planning made easier

Supported by the European Covenant of Mayors, this webinar will present how the Hotmaps toolbox can help cities in their energy planning. Heating and cooling […]

19 - 21 Nov

Smart City Expo World Congress – Cities made of dreams

Smart City Expo World Congress aims to be the meeting point to encourage all stakeholders, ranging from technology industries through to policy-makers and entrepreneurs, to […]

Gran Via Venue, Barcelona, Spain


19 Nov

Become a storyteller!

A webinar organised by INTERREG Europe to help you present your projects and their results in an appealing way You will learn the basics of […]

20 - 21 Nov

LIFE PlanUp regional workshop: Achieving a low carbon pathway in Eastern European countries through ambitious Energy and Climate Plans

Conference organised by the LIFE PlanUp project and the Polish Green Network The Life PlanUp project and the Polish Green Network is pleased to invite […]

Warsaw, Poland


21 Nov

Energy on the beach

Hadera Energytech is a unique event: a meeting of innovation and futurism in the energy field, which provides a holistic platform for companies, startups, investors, […]

Hadera, Israel


22 Nov

ACE-Retrofitting Conference: How can local and national governments accelerate energy retrofitting in condominiums?

Municipalities and regions play a key role in encouraging energy retrofits in condominiums. Although European local authorities are tackling the residential sector as part of […]

Place de Belgique 1, Brussels, Belgium

26 Nov

Monitoring and Evaluating Adaptation Action

Following the webinar dedicated on designing an Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan, the next edition of the Covenant adaptation webinar series will focus on monitoring and […]

27 - 28 Nov

Polis annual conference

An event organised by Polis, Cities and regions for transport innovation network. After a successful 2018 edition in Manchester, the Polis (Cities and regions for […]

Brussels, Belgium


27 - 28 Nov

Amiens Energy Summit

Amiens Energy Summit will take place on November 27th and 28th, 2019 at the “Innovation Dock” in Amiens. This event will highlight on the “energy […]

Amiens, France


28 Nov

Temporary occupation of abandoned spaces

Gathering people to rethink places in transition Come and discover the process of a collective adventure in the service of a transition process, learn from […]

25000 Besançon, France


December 2019

04 - 05 Dec

NWE making an impact!

“NWE Making an impact!” is aimed firstly at project partners as well as decision makers at European, national and local level. Over a day and […]

Tourcoing, France


04 - 05 Dec

The Future is Public: Democratic ownership of the economy

A 2-day international conference giving the floor to many city representatives Public ownership is at the heart of an alternative vision, one that puts people, […]

Amsterdam, Netherlands


05 Dec

Citizen energy, energy communities…. What about local governments?

How can a local government support renewable energies communties? What other levers can be used to promote citizen participation and the democratization of energy? Further […]

09 - 13 Dec

Smart and sustainable planning for cities and regions

SSPCR 2019 specifically wants to support the ‘transposition’ of research into practice and visionary approaches into (planning) policies and tools, to be applied by local […]

Bolzano, Italy


09 Dec

How to foster 4th generation district heating and cooling?

Learn about 4th generation district heating and cooling: regulation, example and procurement! 4th generation district heating and cooling (4DHC) represents a smart city development opportunity: […]

09 - 10 Dec

Heating & cooling planning made easier – HOTMAPS training

HOTMAPS is an open source online software, which allows you to provide within 5 minutes a first estimation of heating and cooling demand in your […]

12 Dec

Integrating Mitigation and Adaptation for more effective Climate Action

This webinar brings together a range of perspectives on integrating adaptation and mitigation, with a view to inspiring further thinking and action on this subject. […]

13 Dec

Decarbonising cities with geothermal district heating: how to finance it?

This seminar is organised as a partnership between the European geothermal industry and European local authorities committed to the energy transition to facilitate the uptake […]

Brussels, Belgium


January 2020

23 Jan

Connected Smart Cities Conference

The Connected Smart Cities Conference 2020 (CSCC) is the annual community event organised by Open & Agile Smart Cities. CSCC brings together city representatives, companies, […]

Brussels, Belgium


23 Jan

“Conversation Carbone”: when individual change takes on a differrent scale!

Grand Besançon has taken up the “Conversation Carbone” method, which aims to support individual behaviour. It took the gamble of deploying it throughout its territory. […]

28 - 30 Jan

European energy transition conference

An event co-organised by Bordeaux Métropole, the Dunkirk Urban Community, Greater Geneva and ADEME From 28 to 30 January, the 21st edition of the European […]

Bordeaux, France


30 - 31 Jan

CITIES Forum 2020

Organised by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, and the City of Porto The CITIES Forum 2020 – “together we shape a […]

Porto, Portugal


February 2020

04 Feb

Webconference on intracting – Energy retrofitting

Since the first national meeting on intracting, in November 2017, several French public bodies have embarked on the intracting adventure. This is an opportunity to […]

18 Feb

LIFE PlanUp multi-stakeholder dialogue: Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan 2021-2030 of Romania: Identifying and overcoming barriers to secure effective implementation

Conference organised by the LIFE PlanUp project and OER This multi-stakeholder dialogue will bring together representatives from the national government, local authorities and civil society […]

Strada Doamnei 12, București 030055, Romania


18 - 19 Feb

Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum & Official launch of the European City Facility

The conference will include plenary sessions with high-level representatives from the Covenant of Mayors initiative, the investment community, and the European Commission. It will also […]

Rue Gineste 3, 1210 Brussels, Belgium


18 Feb

Renewables in Cities and Citizen Participation

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with REN21, will host this webinar on opportunities and roles for citizens to engage within their cities in […]

20 Feb

The 3D local energy transition : Devolution, Divest, Democratise

40 years after the First World Climate Conference in Geneva (1979) and 4 years after the COP 21 in Paris (2015), global warming is still […]

Charleroi, Belgium


24 - 25 Feb

Decarb Cities forum

Organised by the City of Vienna, European Heat Pump Association, Wärmepumpe Austria & Energy Cities The next Decarb Cities conference will be hosted in Vienna, […]

Vienna, Austria


25 Feb

LIFE PlanUp multi-stakeholder dialogue: Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan of Poland 2021-2030: Identifying and overcoming barriers to secure effective implementation

Conference organised by the LIFE PlanUp project and PNEC This multi-stakeholder dialogue will bring together representatives from the national government, local authorities and civil society […]

Marszałkowska 77/79, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland


27 Feb

How can decision-makers create a favorable legal context for their islands?

The EU Clean Energy Package published in 2019 provides a number of interesting opportunities for local communities – including islands – to take ownership of […]

March 2020

04 - 06 Mar

European Energy Efficiency Conference

Part of the World Sustainable Energy Days, this conference organised by OÖ Energiesparverband will address the clean energy transition in Europe and worldwide, with “Energy […]

Wels, Austria


04 Mar

European Covenant of Mayors Ceremony and European Climate Pact announcement event

All the Covenant of Mayors signatories are invited to book their agendas for the 2020 European Covenant of Mayors Ceremony that will be held on […]

Brussels, Belgium


04 Mar

Energy Cities Board meeting

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Brussels, Belgium

05 Mar

Green financing: unlocking the local energy transition

An interactive workshop organised by the OÖ Energiesparverband (the regional energy agency of Upper Austria), in the context of the H2020 PROSPECT project and part […]

Wels, Austria


19 Mar

The Parisian experience on the gap between real before and after renovation figures in condominiums

During this webinar, an expert from the Paris Climate Agency will explain how and why expected and achieved energy performance often differ. And he will […]

20 Mar

Innovative governance after the 10th World Urban Forum: How can local authorities benefit from rethinking governance?

Urban Lunch Talk #11, organised by JPI Urban Europe Urban governance has an increasingly networked character (in contrast to the ‘government’ ideal in the 20th […]

26 Mar

Accelerating the energy retrofitting in condominiums

Municipalities and regions have a key role to play in the energy retrofit of condominiums. Many of them are already addressing the residential sector as […]

26 Mar

EuroPACE webinar “Fighting Energy Poverty: Affordable financing for sustainable home renovation”

This webinar, organized by Joule Assets Europe within the EuroPACE Project, aims to raise awareness on the importance of accessing finance for domestic refurbishment and […]

31 Mar

2nd OECD Roundtable on the Circular Economy in Cities and Regions

Organised jointly by the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE) and Nordic Innovation. The initiative is a part of the OECD Programme on […]

Oslo, Norway


April 2020

01 - 02 Apr

Heating & cooling planning made easier – HOTMAPS training

Due to Coronavirus outbreak, this training is currently cancelled. More information will be provided in the following weeks. Heating and cooling in residential and industrial […]

Milton Keynes, UK


01 - 03 Apr

URBAN FUTURE Global Conference

The URBAN FUTURE global conference is Europe’s largest event for sustainable cities. It’s the place to meet the most passionate and inspiring CityChangers from all […]

Lisbon, Portugal


01 Apr

Organising the energy transition

Do you want to be part of the Energy Transformation? Do you have the energy and drive to make it happen? Learn. Organise. Be the […]

07 Apr

European City Facility – Launch Webinar

The European City Facility has been officially launched on February 19th, 2020. This webinar will provide municipalities with all the essential information to apply to […]

22 Apr

Covid-19: Impact on the EU Energy Transition

Webinar organised by OFATE and BloombergNEF The aspects of the crisis emerging around COVID-19 are manifold. The energy sector, like many others, will evolve over […]

27 Apr - 12 May

Heating & cooling planning made easier – HOTMAPS online training

After two on-site trainings, the Hotmaps team offers now an online training, don’t miss it! HOTMAPS is an open source online software, which allows you […]

30 Apr

LIFE information and networking day

The European Commission is organising an information and networking day on the 2020 LIFE call for project proposals. The event is open to potential applicants […]

Brussels, Belgium


May 2020

07 May

Locked down but powered up! Live Chat #1 – Energy sufficiency

Energy Cities’ Weekly Live Chats Reserved for members of the network What a peculiar year to celebrate Energy Cities’ 30th anniversary! At a time when […]

14 May

Live Chat #2 – How is the Covid crisis reframing the priorities in our cities?

Locked down but powered up! Reserved for members of the network Live Chat #2 – How is the Covid crisis reframing the priorities in our […]

18 May

How to hack local community activation in cities in times of a lockdown?

Last month, the Mayor of Energy Cites’ member Križevci (Croatia) challenged the citizens to imagine a sustainable future for the city after the Covid-19 crisis. […]

19 May

Energy Systems Integration Stories

A webinar organised by COGEN Europe about: The Kiel Project: Integrating flexible power and efficient district heating With Klaus Payrhuber, INNIO Nice Smart Valley: Integrated […]

20 May

Integrated Renovation Programmes and One-Stop-Shops: the Innovate experience

This webinar will focus on One-Stop-Shops for energy renovation and on the experience of the EU-funded Innovate project Integrated into the second EuroACE Series of […]

26 May

Transition strategies and Governance of transitions – Platform for coal regions in transition

Many stakeholders from coal regions in Europe have expressed the need for a robust regional strategy, which guides their choices and actions in the transition […]

27 May

European Urban Resilience Forum (online)

Since 2013, the European Urban Resilience Forum – driven by ICLEI Europe and the European Environment Agency – has offered a unique platform where city […]

28 May

Live Chat #3 – The Covenant of Mayors, a building block of the European Climate Pact

Reserved for members of Energy Cities If you are a member of our network and wish to take part in the Live Chats, please contact […]

June 2020

03 Jun

How can cities achieve true climate impact?

This webinar will introduce you to a new approach on how to tackle the climate challenge – using transition targets. The method breaks down overarching […]

04 Jun

Live Chat #4 – Is gas the only shortcut to a green energy system?

Reserved for members of Energy Cities If you are a member of our network and wish to take part in the Live Chats, please contact […]

05 Jun

How to surf a social renovation wave for a social european green deal

With: CIARAN CUFFE – Member of the European Parliament, Group of the Greens / European free alliance  MARJOLAINE MEYNIER-MILLEFERT – Deputy for Isère’s 10th constituency in the National Assembly of […]

05 Jun

Urban Lunch Talk 13: Taking action on the resilience-robustness dilemma. Is it time to move beyond the smart city- what is it like over there?

A series of webinars proposed by JPI Urban Europe From an urban planning perspective, access to data and information is generally insufficient to plan cities […]

09 Jun

Interreg Europe, let’s cooperate! 2020

This edition of ‘Europe, let’s cooperate!‘ will focus on helping regions face the COVID-19 crisis and become more resilient. During the online event on 9 June […]

09 Jun

Citizen Finance: people investing in their cities’ sustainable future

Citizens are increasingly aware of the urgency of protecting our Climate, pushing decision-makers for urgent action. While the new European Green Deal proposed by the […]

11 Jun

Live Chat #6 – Tools to plan towards net-zero emissions – The example of ClimateView

Reserved for members of the network How can cities reach long-term climate neutrality and achieve net-zero emissions? Do cities’ actions have the necessary impact on […]

15 Jun - 15 Sep

Energy communities for collective self-consumption: frameworks, practices and tools

A bilingual English-French conference/webinars organised by the University of Grenoble-Alpes and PUCA ( Plan Urbanisme Construction Architecture). The conference will unfold online in the form […]

16 Jun

#EUSEW2020 – Are NECPs fit to deliver the EU Climate Law?

Organised in the framework of the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) taking place online from the 22nd to the 26th June around the theme “Beyond […]

16 Jun

Sustainable energy investment in Member State recovery plans – part

This webinar will focus on how some EU Member States are integrating sustainable energy investment into their economic recovery plans and how national financial institutions […]

16 - 14 Jun

Helsinki Energy Challenge – Live broadcast

In order to find the best solutions for the heating of Helsinki during the decades to come, the City of Helsinki invites the innovators around […]

17 Jun

EHP & Celsius Talk: Local Leaders on the Front Lines

Many European cities have inspiring stories to tell about how they have managed or how they plan their heat transition towards a 100% green, reliable […]

18 Jun

#EUSEW2020 – District heating: working towards local sustainable solutions

Organised in the framework of the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) taking place online from the 22nd to the 26th June around the theme “Beyond […]

18 Jun

Live Chat #7 – How can community energy benefit your city?

Reserved for members of the network If you are a member of our network and wish to take part in the Live Chats, please contact […]

20 Jun

#EUSEW2020 – Grids and communities: value and new services for the energy transition

Organised in the framework of the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) taking place online from the 22nd to the 26th June around the theme “Beyond […]

22 - 26 Jun

#EUSEW2020: Clean energy for green recovery and growth

Great news for energy aficionados! The 15th edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will be held as a digital event, the first one […]

23 Jun

#EUSEW2020 – How to successfully design smart sector integration in the twin climate and digital transition?

Organised in the framework of the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) taking place online from the 22nd to the 26th June around the theme “Beyond […]

24 Jun

#EUSEW2020 – The role of local authorities in a fair energy transition, through retrofitting buildings

Organised in the framework of the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) taking place online from the 22nd to the 26th June around the theme “Beyond […]

24 Jun

#EUSEW2020 – Cities driving the green recovery: boosting investments for local actions

Organised in the framework of the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) taking place online from the 22nd to the 26th June around the theme “Beyond […]

24 Jun

#EUSEW2020 – Empowering consumers through energy communities

Organised in the framework of the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) taking place online from the 22nd to the 26th June around the theme “Beyond […]

25 Jun

Live Chat #8 – Climate urgency and pandemic: What synergies and tangible opportunities for cities?

Reserved for members of the network If you are a member of our network and wish to take part in the Live Chats, please contact […]

29 Jun

The role of National Energy and Climate Plans in the post-COVID recovery

The National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) are a key pillar to deliver on the EU’s 2030 climate targets and drive forward the implementation of […]

30 Jun

Heating and cooling planning for greener cities: local resources first!

During this half a day conference, you will learn more about Hotmaps toolbox but also discuss how to decarbonise heating&cooling in cities Heating and cooling […]

30 Jun

Sustainable energy investment in Member State recovery plans – part II

The European Commission is hosting the second of two webinars on sustainable energy investment in Member State recovery plans on 30 June 2020 from 10:30 […]

July 2020

02 - 03 Jul

Second Annual Conference on the SDGs

The second conference being organised by the IESD in July 2020 follows from the successful organisation of the first conference that attracted authors from different […]

Leicester, UK


02 Jul

Business models, funding and financing transport

Join this webinar and learn from the experience of PROSPECT participants and fellow public authorities on the funding of sustainable transport. Cities, municipalities and regions […]

08 Jul

How to set-up a One-Stop-Shop for home energy renovation?

This webinar will focus on the conclusions of the INNOVATE project and give practical recommendations on how to set up a One-Stop-Shop. About this Event […]

13 - 24 Jul

TRANSITION WORKSHOP 2020: Roadmaps for resilient decarbonizing cities (online)

AIMS The Workshop/Masterclass presents a new educational framework devised to accelerate the transition of cities led by a new generation of architects, designers and decision […]

August 2020

31 Aug

How to apply to the EUCF? Webinar in German

Die European City Facility – noch 4 Wochen bis zum Bewerbungsschluss des ersten Calls! Gerade vor dem Hintergrund des europäischen Green New Deals ist es […]

September 2020

01 - 05 Sep

Degrowth… for an ecological economy

7th International Degrowth & 16th Internation Society for Ecological Economics joint conference Building Alternative Livelihoods in times of ecological and political crisis

Manchester, UK


01 Sep

EUCF webinar for Finland

The EUCF is a European initiative to support municipalities, local authorities and their groupings across Europe to develop investment concepts to accelerate investments in sustainable […]

01 Sep

Energy Improvement Districts: an Instrument for Local Cooperation on Energy Efficiency

In this webinar, the AREA 21 project partnership provides an introduction to and several examples of the Energy Improvement District (EID) concept as a tool […]

08 Sep

Strategic Energy Planning in Urban Districts from a Policy Perspective

This webinar provides a forum on the current issues of energy improvement policy and collaborative processes in the strategic planning and implementation of energy solutions. […]

11 Sep

Virtual ManagEnergy Talk with Cara Augustenborg

The ManagEnergy Talks explore innovative, ambitious and transformative actions led by local/regional actors. It seeks to inspire others to spear head the drive for investment […]

15 - 17 Sep

CANCELLED – Cities and Citizens Energy Forum

Energy Cities’ 2020 Annual Conference Aren’t you tired of sitting in a conference, listening to never-ending speeches? Are you looking for dialogues and meaningful peer-to-peer […]

Heerlen, Netherlands


15 Sep

Greening our cities with district energy!

Online final event of the HeatNet NWE project, with the participation of the EU-funded projects D2Grids, LIFE4HeatRecovery, Hotmaps, REWARDHeat, COOL DHandTempo Today’s most advanced 4th […]

15 Sep

Developing ICT Tools for District-Scale Smart Energy Management

With the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, we have the data, information and knowledge, and smart citizens behind them, to create meaningful […]

16 Sep

Attractive home renovation service packages for homeowners

date to be confirmed The residential sector remains one of the most energy intensive sectors. If national and local authorities want to achieve their ambitious […]

Heerlen, Netherlands

web conference

17 - 18 Sep

Regional learning event around local power – for Spanish and Portuguese cities

Durante los días  días 17 y 18 de septiembre de 2020 vamos a realizar en la ciudad Cádiz un encuentro encaminado a fortalecer el empoderamiento de las administraciones locales […]

La Casa de Iberoamérica, Cadiz

web conference

21 Sep

Tricky details of renovation one-stop-shops: The one event every city needs to attend to boost energy retrofits

During this capacity-building event, we will help participants designing their OSS by guiding them with practical recommendations. Innovate experts from local authorities and the private […]

22 - 24 Sep

European Research and Innovation Days

Bringing stakeholders together to shape future research and innovation policy.

22 Sep

Webinar – Strengthening collaboration between community-led initiatives and local authorities for regional sustainability

This Ecovillage Transition in Action Online Webinar focusses on Strengthening collaboration between community-led initiatives and local authorities for regional sustainability. We will hear from successful […]

23 Sep

Financing mechanisms for the energy sector: Ensuring a fair transition for all Member States

Climate neutrality translates into commitments undertaken by various industries, communities and other stakeholders. The European energy sector is already committed to be carbon neutral before […]

23 Sep

Energy communities & cities: the path to establishing new roles & potentials in local communities

This webinar organised by the European Heat Pump Association will question how do we accelerate, boost and scale up the energy communities and what is […]

29 Sep - 02 Oct

Urban Mobility Days 2020

Previously intended to take place as a three-day conference in Brussels, the event’s new online format will enable participants to join debates and exchange expertise on the […]

30 Sep - 01 Oct

Energy democracy: mPOWER Digital course

The free mPOWER Digital course zooms in on best practices to advance democratic public ownership for a successful energy transition. It connects municipalities from all […]

30 Sep

Transformation of Historic Urban Areas

The workshop inaugurates and celebrates the beginning of a “journey” that will be carried out by HUB-IN project, during the next four years Cities are […]

October 2020

02 Oct

Towards climate-resilient cities and regions – Virtual session

This virtual session is part of the 2020 European Week of Regions and Cities. Adaptation to climate change is largely delivered through the actions of […]

13 Oct

Keeping it Cool with District Cooling

A webinar organized in the framework of the CELSIUS project July and August 2020 will be remembered as one of the hottest months ever recorded, […]

20 Oct

Implementing NECPs effectively: multistakeholder dialogue for Hungary

These multi-stakeholder online dialogues will bring together representatives from the national government, local authorities and civil society to discuss the potential ways forward in strengthening […]

20 Oct

Transforming towards energy democracies

This webinar by the Transnational Institute (TNI) & Friends of the Earth Europe (FoEE) and in collaboration with Transformative Cities coalition, focuses on the following […]

22 Oct

TOMORROW’s Energy Transition learning relay – Kick off workshop

The Energy Transition Learning Relay will be organised between October 2020 and January 2021 to support participants to connect, learn and share experiences on how […]

22 Oct

Virtual Peer Learning on Sustainable Financing

Financing local authorities’ sustainable energy and climate projects is hindered primarily by the lack of internal capacity to identify and implement innovative financing schemes and […]

22 Oct

Urban Community Transitions: Linking local actions with European ambitions

Since the early days of JPI Urban Europe, local initiatives, civil society organisations and change makers experimenting with novel approaches and ideas have been part […]

22 Oct

FIWARE Smart Cities DAY: Cities as Platforms for the Data Economy

Smart Cities represent distinctive ecosystems of collaborative frameworks: private and public businesses, not-for-profit organisations, social enterprises, citizens, etc. These ecosystems facilitate the transformation of cities […]

27 - 28 Oct

Implementing NECPs effectively: multistakeholder dialogue for Spain

These multi-stakeholder online dialogues will bring together representatives from the national government, local authorities and civil society to discuss the potential ways forward in strengthening […]

27 Oct

Renovate Europe Day 2020: #Renovate2Recover

Citizens are more concerned than ever before about their jobs, well-being and quality of life. Energy renovation stands at the intersection of the EU’s green priorities […]

27 Oct

The Nordic way – innovative financing in green/climate projects

A webinar organised in the framework of the H2020 PROSPECT project Learn about how businesses, municipalities and regional authorities from the Stavanger Region have found […]

28 Oct

How to make our cities green and smart for real

The event will offer public authorities and private companies which aim to develop projects a unique opportunity to be introduced to programmes which can transform […]

November 2020

02 - 27 Nov

EIT Food online course: Circular Business Models for Sustainable Urban Food Systems

Discover how circular business models transform urban food systems to tackle grand challenges through innovative solutions. In a scenario where the world’s population will reach 9 […]

03 Nov

UDN webinars #1. STRATEGY. Co-creating robust urban development strategies

A key requirement for the success of European Regional Development Fund is ensuring that individual investments are part of a long-term strategy. Urban strategies can […]

04 - 05 Nov

The Smart Cities Information System final conference

The aim of our final conference and the consolidated matchmaking is to (1) get cities from all over Europe interested in collaborative projects, (2) to […]

05 Nov

FIWARE Smart Cities DAY 2: Towards a Sustainable Single Market of Smart City Solutions

Smart Cities represent distinctive ecosystems of collaborative frameworks: private and public businesses, not-for-profit organisations, social enterprises, citizens, etc. These ecosystems facilitate the transformation of cities […]

09 Nov

UDN webinars #2. TERRITORIAL FOCUS. Defining the right spatial dimension for your urban strategy

Sustainable urban development strategies can target single neighbourhoods, small or large cities. They can even go beyond administrative boundaries, targeting larger functional areas and dealing […]

10 Nov

The 2030 Climate Target Plan: What will it take to reach the target?

In mid-September, the European Commission came forward with a much-awaited update of its emissions reduction target, which sits at the heart of the European executive’s […]

12 Nov

JPI Urban Europe Policy Conference 2020

Stepping up the game- Driving Urban Transitions On the backdrop of the EU green deal and the Urban Agenda for the EU, Europe is now […]

12 - 13 Nov

International Town Twinning Summit

Local authorities and networks from Turkey and the EU are coming together on 12th -13th November 2020 at “International Town Twinning Summit – TWINT Online” […]

13 Nov

UDN webinars #3. GOVERNANCE. Facilitating effective and inclusive decision making

Good governance arrangements contribute to more transparent, inclusive, responsive, and effective decision-making. This webinar looks at the key issue of governance when applied to sustainable […]

17 - 18 Nov

SmartCity expo world congress

A unique 2-day digital experience for 2020 A live television broadcast A full-day schedule of live content including interviews, debates, and success stories focusing on […]

17 Nov

UDN webinars #4. INTEGRATION. Achieving cross-sectoral integration

To tackle complex urban problems, strategies must integrate different policy dimensions. But achieving such integration can be challenging. This webinar will give you some hints […]

17 Nov

Sharing Cities’ Smart City Solutions

Webinar Series: Urban Sharing Platform Since 2016, the lighthouse cities of Lisbon, London and Milan have implemented several smart city measures in the framework of […]

17 Nov

Citizen and community energy. Transposition guidance for REDII and IEMD

This training workshop organised by by EREF (European Renewables Energies Federation), provides national decision-makers with guidance on how to best create the relevant framework for […]

19 Nov

UDN webinars #5. FUNDING. Multiple funding sources as the key for integration and sustainability

Key for ensuring a robust urban strategy under the EU’s Cohesion Policy is to mobilise a wide range of actors and resources. Three main issues […]

25 Nov

UDN webinars #6. MONITORING. Measuring progress towards your goals

Monitoring is a fundamental pillar in the design and implementation of Sustainable Urban Development strategies. Effective monitoring quantifies the development set in motion through the […]

30 Nov - 03 Dec

POLIS Annual Conference

The 4-day event, held from 30 November to 3 December 2020, provides an opportunity for cities and regions to showcase their transport achievements to large […]

December 2020

01 Dec

Behaviour change for sustainable mobility – INTERREG Europe

Reducing the carbon emissions of European transport will require a shift to active transportation and low-carbon public transport, but getting people to break their habits […]

02 Dec

Shared micro depots for urban pickup and delivery

Organised by the Fraunhofer Institute as part of EIT Urban Mobility Shared micro depots provide a publicly attractive solution to last mile delivery that are […]

03 Dec

IUC Final City-to-City Event

Since 2017, cities and subnational regions from across the world have been brought together via the IUC programme. All participating cities gather once per year […]

03 - 04 Dec

How to win the Balkan air-pollution dodgeball? Regional Conference on air pollution solutions in the Balkans

The conference will bring together the leading stakeholders from governments, interested companies, civil society organisations and international development partners who are brought together in their […]

04 Dec

Online training for politicians – Climate Adaptation, an action of the Climate Adaptation Partnership of the EU Urban Agenda

Target group: Local politicians and political advisers on climate from the EU and outside the EU. Objectives: > Create awareness for the needs of climate […]

04 Dec

Urban Lunch Talk #15 – Taking action in capacity building for sustainable futures

A webinar organised by JPI Urban Europe What are the capacities needed to drive urban transitions to sustainable futures? Past decades have presented the knowledge […]

06 - 12 Dec

3rd Annual Citizen Engagement and Deliberative Democracy Festival

How is democracy changing? How can citizens participate in this change? These are the themes of the 3rd Annual Citizen Engagement and Deliberative Democracy Festival. […]

10 - 11 Dec

Forum Zéro Carbone

In partnership with the City of Paris, the Paris Zero Carbon Forum is an event that brings together all of the city’s stakeholders: Energy, Mobility, […]

11 Dec

Efficient building strategies: The Renovation Wave seen by national energy agencies

This is a policy dialogue around the role of national energy agencies in renovation strategies within the Mediterranean context and with a particular emphasis on […]

16 Dec

Official launch event of the European Climate Pact

What can you expect to see at the launch? · Climate talks by special guests focusing on concrete climate actions in our everyday life · […]

January 2021

13 - 15 Jan

CITYxCITY Festival

First edition organised by the Open and Agile Smart City network More info to come soon…

15 Jan

European Green Capital Handover and Opening Ceremony

11:00-12:00 Brussels Time / 12:00-13:00 Lahti Time (UCT+2) This event marks the official start of Lahti’s European Green Capital 2021 year, with Lahti taking over […]

18 Jan

Kick-Off meeting of the 19th European Week of Regions and Cities

The EURegionsWeek organisers have the pleasure to inform that the Kick-Off meeting of the 19th European Week of Regions and Cities (11-14 October 2021), will […]

19 Jan

Green Growth Community Communication Training

In these challenging times, the Interreg Med Green Growth Community (GGC) remains committed to advocating for green growth in the Mediterranean region, and invite you […]

21 Jan

Cycling Cities I – Strategic planning for cycling

The Interreg Policy Learning Platform is offering you a series of webinars to share insights and recommendations on how to support cities and regions in […]

22 Jan

Doughnut economy: webinar with Kate Raworth

Creating social prosperity within the (ecological) boundaries of the planet: the doughnut model of British economist Kate Raworth is becoming increasingly popular in politics. After […]

28 Jan

How to finance local climate and energy actions, what is missing? A dialogue between cities and investors on how to bridge the finance gap

The Covenant of Mayors and the Smart Cities Marketplace share the common objectives to advise and support cities to access financing opportunities in order to […]

28 Jan

Local Energy Communities and Their Contribution to the EU Green Deal : FIWARE Energy DAY – Edition 2

With the “Clean Energy Package for All European”, the European Union has formally recognised these new players as “Citizens’ energy communities”, paving the way for […]

February 2021

03 Feb

Sustainable mobility in cities – European Dialogue for Sustainable Cities

Lahti – European Green Capital 2021 invites European cities to engage in dialogue on environmental solutions “The global ecological crisis does not respect the borders […]

03 Feb

UIA webinars #1 : Achievements. What has been achieved so far?

This session aims at presenting Urban Innovative Action state of play and discuss what the Initiative has to offer to urban practitioners and in particular […]

10 Feb

UIA webinars #2 : UIA & Cohesion Policy. Bridging UIA & Cohesion Policy; how to optimize UIA added value?

This webinar will discuss Urban Innovative Action operational knowledge and projects potential to inspire and possibly being scaled-up and replicated via sustainable urban development strategies […]

17 Feb

UIA webinars #3 : Future UIA. What comes next as a new model for innovative actions under the European Urban Initiative 2021/27?

While the design of the European Urban Initiative (EUI) is entering into a more decisive phase, the objective of this session is to look at […]

23 Feb

EUCF Webinar in German

The European City Facility (EUCF) unlocks local potential and supports local authorities and their groupings with tailor-made, fast and simplified financial support (in the form […]

23 - 26 Feb

The nature of cities festival

TNOC Festival pushes boundaries to radically imagine our cities for the future. A virtual festival that spans 5 days with programming across all regional time […]

26 Feb

Integrated home renovation services in Europe

A Sustainable Energy Investment Forum (SEI Forum) organised by the European Commission Integrated home renovation services help homeowners navigate the complex process of home renovation by […]

March 2021

01 - 04 Mar

Making Decarbonisation Fair: Exploring the relationship between energy poverty and decarbonisation policies in Europe

Fuel Poverty Research Network, Defesa do consumidor (DECO), Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research (CENSE -FCT NOVA), and the ENGAGER-COST (European Energy Poverty: Agenda Co-Creation […]

04 Mar

Preparing for the EUCF second call – Webinar for Latvian municipalities

The EU City Facility (EUCF) is an initiative for medium and small European municipalities. Its mission is to build a substantial pipeline of sustainable energy […]

11 Mar

Energy Transition Learning Relay – Second edition

Introductory webinar#1 Governing energy transitions and facilitating multi-actor engagement processes in cities – a peer learning programme The second edition of TOMORROW’s Learning Relay will […]

12 Mar

Preparing for the EUCF second call – Webinar for Czech municipalities

The EU City Facility (EUCF) is an initiative for medium and small European municipalities. Its mission is to build a substantial pipeline of sustainable energy […]

15 - 19 Mar

Would a Right to Energy End Energy Poverty?

5 online afternoon sessions, from 15 to 19 March, organised by the ENGAGER Energy Rights Forum Day 1 — What is energy and why is it important? […]

16 - 25 Mar

Reversing Car Dependency

A webinar organised by the International Transport Forum Managing the growth of urban traffic is vital for improving the liveability of our cities. This webinar […]

17 Mar - 30 Apr

Inside the Circular Economy: Beyond the Basics

A free and interactive online seven-week learning programme, designed for professionals and postgraduate students, by Ellen Macarthur Foundation Webinar 1: Which Circular Economy? Common Misconceptions […]

23 Mar

LIFE PlanUp webinar: How green are the national recovery plans?

Member States are about to submit their National Recovery and Resilience Plans (NRRPs) to unlock the biggest green investment plan ever seen. In this workshop, […]

24 Mar

Energy assessment and fiscal deduction in Italy

A webinar organised by ENEA in the framework of the Interreg Mediterranean’s Efficient Buildings Community Energy efficiency has a strategic role for environmental protection, energy […]

26 Mar

Smart Cities: REPLICATE Final conference

The H2020 REPLICATE project, coordinated by Fomento San Sebastian and with a consortium made up of 38 partners, has finished in January 2021 after 5 year […]

31 Mar

IEA-COP26 Net Zero Summit

From targets to actions: Realising net zero emissions through secure & inclusive transitions underpinned by strong international collaboration Ministers from countries representing the vast majority […]

April 2021

15 Apr

Financing Community Energy – Unlocking the Finance Needed to Speed Up Renewables Development in Europe

This webinar, organised by the IRENA Coalition for Action Community Energy Working Group and the EU Community Power Coalition, aims at defining and sharing concrete […]

16 Apr

Urban Lunch Talk #17: Regenerative Green Neighbourhoods and Circularity Transitions – The Do’s, Don’ts and Dilemmas

A webinar organized by JPI Urban Europe Downsizing District Doughnuts – An Integrated Approach for Urban Greening and Circularity Transitions Downsizing district doughnuts hinges on […]

20 - 21 Apr

Retrofits, renewable energy & energy communities in the Balkans

A webinar empowering local councils & communities across the Balkans to be a player and reap the benefits of the ongoing energy transition Energy Cities […]

21 Apr

Energy Cities General Assembly

The resilience and recovery process is an enormous window of opportunity to keep experimenting new economic approaches which are more circular and inclusive, and to […]

21 Apr

Covenant of Mayors – Stepping up action for a fairer, climate-neutral Europe

Join us for the official launch of the renewed ambitions of the European Covenant of Mayors! Building on a survey among local authorities and on […]

22 Apr

mPOWER Digital course

The mPOWER Digital course zooms in on best practices to advance democratic public ownership for a successful energy transition. The free online course will enable […]

22 - 24 Apr’s Annual General Meeting

From the 22nd until the 24th of April energy communities across Europe will gather virtually to discuss the past community energy year and debate about […]

22 - 23 Apr


A conference organized by the European Commission, Joint Research Center ‘Beautiful. Sustainable. Together.’ These three words encapsulate the ambitions of the New European Bauhaus. But […]

27 Apr

Delivering on the Renovation Wave: Supporting Narratives & Financing

This webinar will focus on the role of local authorities in delivering the Renovation Wave, particularly through narratives and financing. The Renovation Wave sets very […]

30 Apr

Potential of geothermal energy for heat transformation in cities

FOR MEMBERS ONLY In the framework of the Decarb City Pipes 2050 project, Energy Cities organises discussions every last Friday of the month on specific […]

May 2021

05 May

How to apply to the EUCF? Energy Cities’ members only.

The European City Facility (EUCF), coordinated by Energy Cities, opened a 2nd call for applications on 29 March, with a reinforced budget of over €4 […]

07 May

Building Renovation Passports and One-Stop-Shops: How can public buildings benefit from them?

Digital policy debate This webinar is part of a series to be organised by the Interreg MED Efficient Buildings Community. Renovation of both public and […]

17 May

The New EU Bauhaus – Energy Cities members only

During this online info-session, Mr. Alessandro Rancati from the New European Bauhaus team will present the New European Bauhaus initiative to Energy Cities members. Why […]

20 May

Interreg NWE networking event #1: A Greener North-West Europe

Interreg North-West Europe is organising two online networking events in May and June. In an innovative and interactive format, these two events will be a […]

28 May

Which approach and steps to replace individual gas boilers in the building stock (especially in old buildings)?

FOR MEMBERS ONLY In the framework of the Decarb City Pipes 2050 project, Energy Cities organises discussions every last Friday of the month on specific […]

28 May

Urban Lunch Talk #18: 15-minute cities – Do’s, don’ts and dilemmas

A webinar organized by JPI Urban Europe 15-minute cities – Rethinking the Urban Mobility System and Space The 15-minute city is characterised by compact, integrated […]

31 May

Recovery and Resilience Plans: Game changer or missed opportunity?

Most EU Member States have now submitted their National Recovery and Resilience Plans and now comes the time for evaluation and feedback. How much have […]

June 2021

07 - 09 Jun

Efficient Buildings Digital Days #1

Mediterranean wave for the transformation of our cities The Efficient Buildings Community is proud to present its Digital Days. The online event aims at moving […]

07 Jun

Building strategies in local and regional authorities recovery plans: a major governance challenge

Cities and regions are key players in the path towards climate-neutrality. Only local-based policies, particularly at the municipal level, can help the successful implementation of […]

08 Jun

Recovery funds and financing schemes; from public to private pathways for transition

A massive refurbishment of European building stocks should burst out to transform our cities. This is the aim of the Green Deal and of its […]

08 Jun

Climate assessment of local budgets: the case of Strasbourg, Paris & Oslo

Looking at cities’ budget can steer change by tracking expenditures that contribute or are harmful to the ecological transition. For local authorities, it is particularly […]

09 Jun

Connecting both sides of the Mediterranean: North-South shores dialogue at territorial level

Efficient Buildings, an Interreg Med strategic coordination project, wishes to extend the transferring and capitalization activities to the entire Mediterranean basin, through the implementation of […]

10 Jun

Helsinki Energy Challenge: What alternatives to decarbonise heating systems?

The City of Helsinki aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035. Currently, more than half of the city’s emissions originate from heating. Due to the cold […]

15 - 16 Jun

Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum – Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy, Directorate-General for Climate Action and the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) are jointly organising the 2021 […]

15 - 17 Jun

2021 URBACT City Festival

After two years of experimenting, exchanging and learning, over 150 URBACT cities are ready to share how they made a difference. Delving into 23 urban […]

15 - 17 Jun

Efficient Buildings Digital Days #2

Mediterranean wave for the transformation of our cities The Efficient Buildings Community is proud to present its Digital Days. The online event aims at moving […]

16 - 17 Jun

EUKI BEACON final event

Since 2018, the BEACON project funded by EUKI has brought together schools and municipalities across seven European countries in a collaborative network to advance climate […]

16 - 18 Jun

Urban Future Global Conference

The URBAN FUTURE global conference is Europe’s largest event for sustainable cities. But it is also so much more than that. It’s a community of […]

Rotterdam, Netherlands


23 - 24 Jun

European Research and Innovation Days

European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event, bringing together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to debate […]

23 Jun

Moving forward heating decarbonisation with the Helsinki Energy Challenge

The City of Helsinki aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035. Currently, more than half of the city’s emissions originate from heating. Due to the cold […]

25 Jun

Spatial Planning: Which Heat Supply Technologies For Which District?

FOR MEMBERS ONLY In the framework of the Decarb City Pipes 2050 project, Energy Cities organises discussions every last Friday of the month on specific […]

25 Jun

PATH2LC ONLINE TALK #1: Making the EU climate neutral by 2050: how to translate climate neutrality into local strategies?

To meet the EU’s ambition to become climate neutral by 2050, the European Union and Member States will need to rely on cities and their […]

29 Jun

Tour de France der Energiewende

Event only in German Unsere Etappenziele: Bürgerenergie in Straßburg, WEG-Sanierung in Paris, eea-Gold in Grenoble, u.v.m. Klimaschutz und die Umsetzung der Energiewende auf lokaler Ebene […]

29 Jun

Climate Pact Day of Action

Launched last December as an initiative of the European Commission, the European Climate Pact is organising its virtual Day of Action on 29 June 2021. […]

July 2021

01 - 02 Jul

From positive energy districts to climate neutral cities

The Smart Cities and Communities Lighthouse Group and SCALE would like to welcome you to a two-day joint event Time to scale up! We are living […]

05 - 10 Jul

Fearless Cities 2021 Online edition

Fearless Cities is an informal global movement of activists, organizations, councilors and mayors that are working to radicalize democracy, feminize politics and drive the transition […]

07 - 09 Jul

6th Global procurement conference

University of Rome Tor Vergata, with the School of Economics, is launching the 6th Global Procurement Conference that this year, due to the ongoing COVID […]

September 2021

03 - 11 Sep

IUCN Local Action Summit

The Summit aims to showcase and galvanise the efforts of subnational governments (at all levels) and their partners to deliver positive conservation outcomes. It will […]

Marseille, France


06 - 12 Sep

Green Cities Forum

Saving the planet, one city at a time!  In relation with the H2020 TOMORROW project, the Romanian city of Brasov will become a green capital during […]

08 Sep

Utilitising European technical assistance for municipal retrofits

This webinar, organised by Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE ), will dive into European technical assistance and how it supports cities across Europe by giving them […]

09 Sep

Access to climate funding: how do European States stimulate a just and low-carbon transition at local level?

Climate Chance and the Caisse des Dépôts organise a virtual workshop to explore how European local governments can access climate fundings to lead a just […]

13 - 19 Sep

Dublin Climate Action Week

In relation with the H2020 TOMORROW project, the four Dublin Local Authorities, the Dublin Climate Action Regional Office (CARO) and Dublin’s Energy Agency Codema have […]

13 - 17 Sep


The 4th edition of the Creative Bureaucracy Festival once again brings together public sector innovators and their allies from 13 – 17 September 2021. Over […]

20 - 28 Sep

Communities for Future Policy week

Transformation through localisation of policy and decision-making The week of events brings together policymakers and representatives of the thousands of community-led initiatives on climate change […]

20 Sep

Travel Transitions: Responding to Shifting Mobility Trends

This online event will share insights from the International Transport Forum report “Travel Transitions: How Transport Planners and Policy Makers Can Respond to Shifting Mobility […]

21 - 25 Sep

Nordic CityMaking Week 2021 : Common ground – common place

Nordic CityMaking is a forum and a movement based in the Nordics connecting CityMakers across countries, cities and communities.  The first edition of Nordic CityMaking […]

28 - 29 Sep

Sonderborg Climate Neutrality Conference 2021

This year’s climate neutrality conference in Sonderborg discusses within the Triple Helix of academia, industry and society newest developments in technological solutions for solving climate […]

28 Sep

PATH2LC Webinar Series: Governing & Planning the Transition

#1 – Making the EU climate neutral by 2050: how to translate climate neutrality into local strategies? The Horizon 2020 project “PATH2LC” invites you to […]

28 Sep

Why and How is Technical Assistance the Wealth-enabler for buildings?

Join our webinar co-organised by Renovate Europe, FEDARENE and Energy Cities and learn more about technical assistance for renovation! Historic amounts of funding will be […]

October 2021

01 - 03 Oct

MARMARA URBAN FORUM : Cities developing solutions, Re-Think, Co-Act

Marmara Urban Forum (MARUF) is a biennial international urban forum organized with the motto of “Cities Developing Solutions” by Marmara Municipalities Union (MMU), which is […]

07 Oct

2021 Ceremony of the European Covenant of Mayors

“Towards a fairer, climate-neutral Europe for all” #mayors4neutrality#EUClimatePact COMMIT, ENGAGE, ACT and NETWORK on the road to Glasgow In April 2021, the Covenant of Mayors […]

07 Oct


Organised by the EESC (Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society) Over the last years, the EESC extensively contributed to the discussion on […]

Rue Belliard 99, Brussels, Belgium


11 - 14 Oct

European Week of Cities and Regions

Preparations for the European Week of Regions and Cities, 11 to 14 October 2021 have already started! The two co-organisers, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional […]

12 Oct

PATH2LC Webinar Series: Governing & Planning the Transition

#2 – Cities going circular: the role of local authorities in avoiding, preventing and reducing the consumption of resources The Horizon 2020 project “PATH2LC” invites […]

12 Oct

Financing local climate actions – The European City Facility (EUCF)

This interactive information session will present the financial support available to municipalities, local authorities, their groupings and local public entities that combine municipalities/local authorities for […]

13 - 14 Oct

Energy democracy under the microscope

An online event organised within the frame of the Energy Democracy Dialogues initiative, by INZEB and Electra Energy and in partnership with Heinrich Böll Stiftung Greece […]

13 Oct

Renovate Europe Day 2021: Next Decade of Action on Renovation

Launch of the Exclusive REC / E3G Study #Renovate2Recover, assessing the transformational impact of the National Recovery and Resilience Plans (NRRPs) for buildings, hear from […]

14 Oct

European City Facility – Launch webinar Call #3

The European City Facility (EUCF) will very soon launch a 3rd call for applications. In this third round (15 Oct – 17 Dec), 68 local […]

14 Oct

Mortgage Portfolio Standards: An innovative approach to underwrite the Renovation Wave

Mortgage Portfolio Standards (MPS) are a new regulatory tool that builds upon decades of success of Fleet Emission Standards for cars and Renewable Portfolio Standards […]

20 - 21 Oct

CIVITAS Forum 2021

The CIVITAS Forum Conference 2021 will take place on 20-21 October 2021 in Aachen (Germany). The 18th edition of the CIVITAS Initiative’s flagship event will […]

Aachen, Germany


20 Oct

Scaling up energy communities in Bulgaria

Community energy is key to a decarbonised economy and a crucial step in tackling climate change. This is about more than windmills and solar panels. […]

20 Oct

Leading the Transition to Positive Energy Neighbourhoods

oPEN LAB Project – Public Launch oPEN LAB is a 20-million project funded under the European Green Deal Call. Under the coordination of EnergyVille/VITO, 33 […]

Genk, Belgium


21 - 22 Oct

Energy Mission 2021

“Becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 is the greatest challenge and opportunity of our times.” European Green Deal A mission oriented and cross-sectoral […]

3600 Genk, Belgium


26 Oct

PATH2LC Webinar Series: Governing & Planning the Transition

#3 – Local Climate Pact: How local authorities create their own COP21? The Horizon 2020 project “PATH2LC” invites you to a series of 3 webinars […]

26 Oct

Tackling energy poverty – public policies and interventions in Europe

Energy poverty is a serious problem that affects a substantial number of people in Europe. Numerous measures have been put in place in practically all […]

November 2021

15 - 17 Nov

Beautiful, sustainable, together: LIFE in the New European Bauhaus

The New European BauhausSearch for available translations of the preceding linkEN••• encompasses a multidisciplinary approach to the challenge of sustainable and equitable living. This conference will showcase both LIFESearch for available translations of […]

Boulevard Général Wahis, 1030 Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium


16 - 18 Nov

Smart City Expo World Congress

Smart City Expo World Congress is an international event for the smart city sector, a key meeting point for experts and leaders of the world’s […]

Barcelona, Spain

17 Nov

Communicating Climate Change

Climate change is real and a strong commitment for civil society is fundamental to support governmentalstrategies to reduce carbon emissions. How do we engage citizens […]

22 - 23 Nov

Energy Poverty Advisory Hub Launch Event

The Energy Poverty Advisory Hub (EPAH) Launch Event will take place online from 22 to 23 November 2021. The event will bring together EU, national […]

23 - 24 Nov

EUKI Networking Conference 2021

Fit for Climate Action – Together for a Climate-Neutral Europe The EUKI Networking Conference 2021: Fit for Climate Action is intended to facilitate the exchange […]

24 - 25 Nov

Europe, let’s cooperate! 2021

Mark your agendas for the 2021 edition of ‘Europe, let’s cooperate! interregional cooperation forum‘ on 24-25 November. The event will take place online with a […]

24 - 25 Nov

Celsius Summit 2021 – Energy Democracy

The energy transition concerns everyone. Its success will highly rely on its democratic and inclusive dimensions, at every level. This is especially true when looking […]

25 Nov

Conference on European Missions

Co-organised by the Committee of the Regionsand the European Commission The aim of the conference is to launch the implementation of EU Missions and to […]

25 Nov

Future of Cities Summit

The Tortoise Media’s annual Future of Cities Summit is bringing together the worlds of business, politics and civil society to consider as the 21st century progresses: […]

26 Nov

Living Streets Final Workshop

Learn how cities can come together with their residents to create the streets of their dreams! Over the year, Energy Cities supported numerous cities across […]

Faro, Portugal

December 2021

01 Dec

Energy Communities, Living up to their Full Potential?

This panel discussion – part of the Enlit Europe Summit-, focuses on the development of the concept of energy communities across the EU energy market […]

07 Dec

“Fit for 55” package: is the EU on its way for fossil free cities?

Buildings today account for 36% of GHG emissions from energy in Europe. As part of the “Fit for 55” package, which aims to reduce CO2 […]

08 - 09 Dec

13th Citizens Energy Forum

The European Commission is organising the 2021 edition of the Citizen’s energy forum as a “hybrid” event, both on-site and virtual, taking into account the […]

Brussels, Belgium

10 Dec

Heating & cooling planning: cost modelling

Decarb City Pipes 2050 project organises monthly online capacity building sessions, to address specific issues related to the heating and cooling transition. These sessions are based […]

10 Dec

The Cities Mission Webinars “existing plans, initiatives, synergies”

In the framework of the a call for expression of interest for cities to join the European Mission on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities, the european […]

15 Dec

Energy sufficiency: how to shape sustainable behaviours

Although still largely unknown at the European level, the concept of energy sufficiency can help local communities reach their climate and energy objectives. Energy sufficiency […]

15 Dec

The Cities Mission Webinars “finance, governance, partnerships, capacity, barriers, risk and assistance needs”

In the framework of the a call for expression of interest for cities to join the European Mission on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities, the european […]

17 Dec

Q&A Session with Matthew Baldwin about the Call for Expression of Interest for 100 Climate neutral cities

We invite you to a Questions & Answers Session with Matthew Baldwin, European Mission on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities. The session will take place on Zoom in the framework […]

January 2022

11 Jan

How can local and regional authorities meet the climate and energy goals with reduced dependence on subsidies?

A webinar organised in the framework of H2020 PROSPECT+ What will you learn? The climate targets are increasingly ambitious and the scale of the challenge […]

18 Jan

A methodology for speeding up energy communities

On online workshop organised by in the framework of the Interreg NWE cVPP and ECCO projects Whether you’re a starting energy community or an […]

24 - 28 Jan

Power to the people: delivering energy justice through community energy – Right to Energy Forum 2022

During the 3 days forum organised by the Right to Energy Coalition, Energy Cities will co-host a session focusing on the power of community energy […]

28 Jan

Heat as a service: new actors & alternatives on the heat market

The Decarb City Pipes 2050 project organises monthly online capacity building sessions, to address specific issues related to the heating and cooling transition. These sessions are […]

February 2022

03 Feb

EPAH – How to Apply to the Call for Technical Assistance

The Energy Poverty Advisory Hub (EPAH) invites local governments and/or organisations working in strict collaboration with local governments from all the 27 EU Member States […]

10 Feb

Adaptation to Climate Change & Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Missions: International Networking Event

Organised by the Marmara Municipalities Union (MMU), Turkey. The event aims at bringing together participants from Europe and beyond coming from research, industry and local […]

16 Feb

Energy Lunch Talk 1 – Energy communities as accelerators for PEDs development

Cities4PEDs, a two-year research project funded by JPI Urban Europe, organises a series of Energy Lunch talks with the goal to learn and further discuss […]

23 Feb

Energy Lunch Talk 2 – Instruments for collective renovation of the built environment

Cities4PEDs, a two-year research project funded by JPI Urban Europe, organises a series of Energy Lunch talks with the goal to learn and further discuss […]

24 Feb

Leveraging the potential of local innovation – Covenant cities showing the way

Cities play a key role in creating a supportive ecosystem for technology, innovation, learning, and knowledge by bringing together citizens and different partners from universities and […]

24 Feb

Innovation & impact: Good practices in energy efficiency for buildings in Mediterranean cities

In the framework of the meetMED II “Mitigation Enabling Energy Transition in the Mediterranean region” project, MEDENER/ADEME, in cooperation with RCREEE, SEACAP 4 SDG & […]

March 2022

01 Mar

Making our School Buildings Energy Efficient

The University of Patras – Department of Civil Engineering from Greece, partner of the Efficient Buildings Community, will organize a webinar to discuss methodologies and […]

02 Mar

Energy Lunch Talk 3 – Urban Planning instrument supporting & accelerating PEDs implementation & district transformation

Cities4PEDs, a two-year research project funded by JPI Urban Europe, organises a series of Energy Lunch talks with the goal to learn and further discuss […]

02 Mar

Regenerating Cities for the Post-Pandemic: What counts for transformative impact?

In the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic we need novel ways of practicing urban regeneration. With new paradigms emerging – Just Cities, Productive Cities, Heritage […]

03 - 04 Mar

European Summit of regions and cities

The European Summit of regions and cities is a gathering of local representatives organised every two years by the European Committee of the Regions to […]

Marseille, France


07 - 08 Mar

European Climate Conference

The European Climate Conference will bring together high-level representatives of the EU Member States, the European Commission and the European Parliament. Prominent figures from civil […]

Nantes, France


09 Mar

Energy Lunch Talk 4 – Activation of developers & institutional building owners for PEDs

Cities4PEDs, a two-year research project funded by JPI Urban Europe, organises a series of Energy Lunch talks with the goal to learn and further discuss […]

15 Mar

How to implement integrated home renovation services – Examples from Europe

Building renovation is not always an easy path to follow for all citizens. Apart from the typical burden when one renovates its home, the difficulties […]

16 Mar

Energy Lunch Talk 5 – City-wide organisation for energy district implementation

Cities4PEDs, a two-year research project funded by JPI Urban Europe, organises a series of Energy Lunch talks with the goal to learn and further discuss specific and […]

17 Mar

REWARDHeat / Celsius Policy Workshop

With recent revisions to both the RED and EED, increased attention is now being paid to the decarbonization of the heating and cooling sector. DHC […]

Brussels, Belgium


21 Mar

High-level Conference on Civic Engagement in EU Missions

Organised by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, in the framework of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union […]

Paris, France


23 - 24 Mar

Citycircle Final Conference

URBAN CENTRES of so-called peripheral regions in the Central Europe widely lack innovation and business development spirit due to their limited access to global innovation processes […]

29 - 31 Mar

The Nature of Cities festival

TNOC Festival pushes boundaries to radically imagine our cities for the future. A virtual festival that spans 3 full days with programming across all regional […]

30 Mar

Sick of energy poverty! How to create programs that improve health and eliminate energy poverty

What are the challenges and successful approaches to design programs that improve health, wellbeing and equality for people affected by energy poverty? Learn how to […]

30 Mar

Cities leading the climate neutrality transition through local climate pacts

Local authorities play a key role in driving the transition of Europe to climate-neutrality. In parallel to reducing energy consumption from the buildings, boosting public […]

31 Mar

Leading the climate transition from the bottom up

This session will showcase the experience of European cities implementing innovative forms of governance, based on the concept of transition management. It will provide insights […]

31 Mar

Destination North-West Europe – Take-off for Call 1!

During this 2-hour webinar you will learn everything about the Interreg North-West Europe Programme and its first call for proposals that is open from 22 […]

31 Mar

Transition management for cities

The skills session will create a space of learning and exchange, presenting the transition management methodology and guidelines developed in the frame of the TOMORROW […]

April 2022

06 - 07 Apr

Join us for TOMORROW Masterclass on energy transition roadmapping!

Learn how to build a participatory Transition Roadmap for your city Do you work in a local authority, or do you collaborate with a municipality, […]

08 Apr

Online training on the EnerMaps tool

EnerMaps offers a visualisation tool for municipalities/regions, researchers and energy planners showing up to 50 geo-located open-access datasets on a map, 6 calculation modules and […]

20 Apr

Launch of the European Commission’s Energy Communities Repository

Energy communities are one of the key elements for achieving the EU’s energy transition: By 2050, half of Europe’s citizens could be producing up to […]

Brussels, Belgium

21 - 22 Apr

Energy Cities’ Forum 2022

If you are seeking to rethink the boundaries of your actions, or dreaming of a place to make your work visible and find new partners, […]

Brussels, Belgium


21 - 22 Apr

Energy Cities’ Forum 2022: Let’s keep our links!

If you are seeking to rethink the boundaries of your actions, or dreaming of a place to make your work visible and find new partners, […]

Brussels, Belgium


27 - 28 Apr

EU Cities Acting for Just Transitions and Climate Adaptation

UIA & the city of Seville are organising a 2-day event to discuss how EU cities can contribute to green and just transitions and showcase […]

27 Apr

Skills through the Multi-Annual Financial Framework

Building renovation in the Mediterranean area A trained workforce and skilled public administration are essential to support the drive to a highly energy efficient building […]

28 - 29 Apr

Putting people at the heart of energy transitions

Join us at this conference, organised by the projects SONNET, SocialRES, COMETS, NEWCOMERS and the City of Antwerp! The highlight session is a Joint Policy Dialogue. […]

May 2022

02 - 06 May


Major annual conference of the Energiewende (“energy transition”) in Germany, the conference hosts dozens of single events and panels three days a year in late […]

Berlin, Germany


07 - 08 May

Resilient Municipalities and Regions

Resilient municipalities and regions are able to absorb, recover and prepare for future shocks, while continuing to adapt and transform their municipality in a sustainable way. […]

Valencia, Spain


11 - 12 May

Decarb Cities Conference

How can cities phase-out fossil fuels from the existing building stock? The 3rd edition of the Decarb Cities Conference is here! Join us on the 11th and 12th of May 2022 in […]

MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz, Vienna, Austria


11 May

Webinar: Launch of the Covenant of Mayors – Europe pillar on energy poverty

Local authorities play a key role in creating a supportive framework for tackling energy poverty at the local level. Upon signing the Covenant of Mayors […]

18 - 20 May

Architecture and the Edges of Public Space: Tools and Strategies for a New Urban Agenda

International Making Cities Livable (IMCL) conference 2022 The IMCL is a unique peer-to-peer gathering of civic leaders, professionals and scholars dedicated to transitioning to a […]

Le Plessis-Robinson, France


19 May

Energy Transition Roadmapping Masterclass #2

Join us for the TOMORROW Energy Transition Roadmapping Masterclass, an intensive peer-learning programme for elected officials, civil servants and civil society actors working on energy transition governance processes in (their) cities.

30 - 31 May

The 48 hours of sustainable resource management: producing and consuming differently

On 30st and 31st May, the City of Grenoble is organising the second season of Cities in Transition: “Sustainable Management of Resources “. This event […]

Grenoble, France


June 2022

01 - 03 Jun

Urban Future 22: Europe’s leading event to make cities sustainable

On June 1-3, 2022, the global community of urban shapers will meet in Helsingborg, Sweden. This mid-sized city, located on the Swedish coast overlooking Denmark, […]

Helsingborg, Sweden


01 - 02 Jun

Moving from solutions to system change

The Scalable Cities community event “Moving from solutions to system change” wil be hosted by the IRIS Smart Cities project on the 1st and 2nd […]

Utrecht, Netherlands

01 Jun

Citizen Participation: key to building public support for the energy transition

Final event of the APPROVE Interreg Europe project. The objective of APPROVE (Advancing Public Participation and stakeholdeR engagement fOr the improVement of renewable Energy policies) […]

02 Jun

Creative bureaucracy festival

After hitting new records in the digital festival edition in 2021, with more than 18,000 visitors from 94 countries, the Creative Bureaucracy Festival is starting […]

Berlin, Germany


08 - 09 Jun

Urban Living Labs: Let’s co-create! But how to start?

A training workshop on planning and maintaining experimental approaches for urban transitions There is a lot of fuzz around experimental methods such as urban living […]

09 - 12 Jun

The New European Bauhaus Festival

The Festival brings together citizens from all walks of life to debate and shape our future landscape. It is an opportunity to explore the New […]

09 Jun

European City Facility: 4th call for grants – Launch webinar

The European City Facility (EUCF), coordinated by Energy Cities, opens a 4th call for applications on 9 June, with a budget of almost 3 million aimed to […]

09 Jun

Business & Financing Models for Tomorrow’s Heritage

A Webinar organized by Hub-In, CENTRINNO and T-Factor as part of the New European Bauhaus Festival 2022 This one hour webinar will be structured as […]

10 Jun

Zero Carbon Cities: Targeting Climate Change

Zero Carbon Cities: Targeting Climate Change is an URBACT funded action planning network helping seven cities with the transition to Zero Carbon, led by Manchester […]

Manchester Central Library, St Peter's Square, Manchester, UK

14 - 16 Jun

URBACT City Festival

The event will be organised under the French presidency of the Council of the European Union and will take place in Pantin / Greater Paris. The […]

Pantin, France


15 Jun

What emergency energy saving measures should my city take?

The ecological emergency, in line with the economic consequences of the war against Ukraine, suppose a structural change of our production and consumption habits and […]

16 Jun

Moving towards fossil-free districts: What’s in it for my city?

Join us for a one-hour lunch talk organised by Energy Cities to give you a first overview of the work to be done under its […]

20 Jun

Shaping local governance to achieve climate neutrality

Cities that want to become climate neutral face a delicate challenge. Invisible at first sight, it is nonetheless a key success factor: local governance! How […]

21 Jun

Energy Communities Repository: Launch of the Technical Assistance

On 21st June the European Commission’s Energy Communities Repository will be launching an open call for energy communities in Europe to apply for a range […]

22 Jun

How can cities future-proof food systems?

Why do we believe in the crucial role of cities in food systems transformation? Join us for a talk to discuss on how cities can […]

23 - 24 Jun

Positive Energy Districts Conference

Experiences and Guidance for Design and Implementation Are you a civil servant, policymaker or researcher with an interest in positive energy districts in Europe? Join […]

Amsterdam, Netherlands


26 - 30 Jun

Transforming our Cities for a Better Urban Future

The WUF was established in 2001 by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanisation and […]

Katowice, Poland


28 - 29 Jun

Energy Poverty Advisory Hub Conference – Moving Towards Energy Autonomy: How to Guarantee Social Inclusion

The 2nd Energy Poverty Advisory Hub (EPAH) international conference will take place on 28-29 June 2022 in Zagreb under the theme “Moving towards energy autonomy: […]

Zagreb, Croatia


29 Jun

Just, Productive, Creative & Climate-Neutral Cities: R&I approaches towards sustainable urban transformation

As part of the World Urban Forum 2022, our project HUB-IN will take part, alongside sister projects T-Factor and CENTRINNO, in a session focusing on how novel R&I approaches […]

Katowice, Poland


30 Jun

Ramping-up community energy: Discussion with trailblazers

This talk and discussion with three trailblazers in the energy community movement will kick-off Energy Cities’ brandnew Hub 3 on ‘community-led energy for massive renewable […]

July 2022

01 - 02 Jul

COP of cities

Upon invitation – All members from the Energy Cities network has been invited by Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo. Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, President […]

04 Jul

How to give cities the staffing means for their climate ambitions?

About To achieve their climate neutrality goals, the EU and its Member States need strong local public services, especially in the energy field. Energy Cities […]

06 Jul

Affordable and sustainable housing in the EU

This conference will be co-organised by the European Economic and Social Committee and the Ministry of Economics of Latvia and it will bring together local, […]

Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel, Elizabetes iela 55, Central District, Rīga, Latvia

07 Jul

Efficient Buildings Community goes IPA

Join our online learning event around building efficiency with a focus on IPA countries. IPA is the administrative wording that captures a series of truly interesting and diverse countries in the EU's neighborhood: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey.

08 Jul

Reshaping Mediterranean cities: young changemakers for the food transition

14 young people from 11 Mediterranean and African countries will present the solutions they have identified to solve the challenges related to water, recovery of […]

20 - 27 Jul

Eating City Summer Campus

Since 2013, the Eating City Summer Campus brings together talented young professionals and students with leading experts from Universities, research centres, NGOs, and the food […]

August 2022

21 - 31 Aug

17th International Summer School: Clean energy – Solution for climate changes (South-East Europe focus)

The 17th International Summer School will be organized by the Sarajevo-based organisation REIC in collaboration with the financial support of the Central European Initiative (CEI). ​ Target participants​ Young policy-makers and […]

Ethno Village Čardaci, Vitez, Bosnia and Herzegovina

September 2022

12 Sep

Rural Energy Community Advisory Hub – Launch of the Technical Assistance Programme

The Rural Energy Community Advisory Hub (RECAH) wil officially launch a programme of direct technical assistance to rural energy communities. The event will explain the […]

Kielce, Poland

14 - 15 Sep

The 48h of the New urban proximities

On 14th and 15th September, the City of Grenoble organises the 3rd season of Cities in Transition: “The New urban proximities”. This event will bring […]

Grenoble, France

19 - 29 Sep

European Sustainable Energy Week

This year, EUSEW takes a hybrid format, on the theme of ‘Going green and digital for Europe’s energy transition’, with speakers and participants in Brussels and […]

22 - 26 Sep

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2022

Terra Madre-Salone del Gusto, since 1996, gathers thousands of people (small scale producers, cooks, civil society organisations, local, regional and national governments representatives, youth organisations, activists […]

Parco Dora, Turin, Metropolitan City of Turin, Italy


23 Sep

#EUSEW: The role of multiple benefits in the European green transition

This session aims to provide a thorough understanding of the multiple benefits approach, its expediency, the barriers hindering its widespread implementation, and its different fields […]

27 Sep

#EUSEW – REPowerEU: save energy, diversify, build a greener EU energy system

Following the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, in the REPowerEU communication, the Commission stressed the need to eliminate our dependency on Russian fossil fuels. In […]

27 Sep

#EUSEW: Repowering Europe by empowering energy communities: a perspective on digital and social innovation

Achieving the objectives of REPowerEU as an answer to the current high energy prices and geopolitical context will require both technological and digital solutions, and […]

28 - 29 Sep

European Research & Innovation Days

This year’s European Research and Innovation Days gives you the opportunity to discuss and shape new solutions to strengthen Europe’s resilience and its strategic autonomy. […]

28 Sep

Boosting Energy Communities in the EU

If the EU is going to achieve its ambitious climate objectives, then we will need to massively increase our use of renewable forms of energy. […]

L42 business center & workspaces, Rue de la Loi, Brussels, Belgium

29 Sep

#EUSEW: Stronger together: community-based renewable energy projects for a just and green transition

The European Sustainable Energy Week will take place soon! Bioenergy Europe, Energy Cities and Solar Heat Europe therefore invite you to our joint session on […]

29 Sep

#EUSEW: Local solutions to the energy crisis: empowering citizens through renewable energy communities

Achieving the objectives of the Fit for 55 package and the RePowerEU initiative will require a tremendous mobilisation of all actors in the energy sector, […]

October 2022

04 Oct

Green Deal Arena

On 4 October 2022, selected high-level participants from diverse local movements, policy groups, and research institutes will gather in the Green Deal Arena, to explore the EU Green Deal.

Brussels, Belgium


05 - 06 Oct

From Efficient Buildings to Green Living Areas – Efficient Buildings Community’s Final Event

This networking and learning event aims at: taking stock of the experience the various stakeholders of the Community (national and sub-national institutions, private professionals, etc.) […]

St Raphael Resort, Amathountos Avenue, Pyrgos, Limassol, Cyprus


06 - 07 Oct

RE-Source 2022 Event on energy procurement

Direct sourcing of renewables – the key for Europe’s energy competitiveness, security and climate goals The RE-Source event is the largest annual gathering in Europe […]

Amsterdam, Netherlands

13 - 14 Oct

Natural Gas-Free Neighbourhoods Workshop

Event organised by Driving Urban Transitions programme (DUT) from JPI-Urban Europe Within the Dutch ‘Natural Gas-Free Neighbourhoods’ (PAW) programme, city districts are currently trialing different […]

Rotterdam, Netherlands

18 Oct

SHAPE EU – Study visit to Tallinn

Objective The objective of this study tour is to provide a unique opportunity to gain practical insights on renovation of large residential housing districts. Organized […]

Tallinn, Estonia


27 - 28 Oct

TOMORROW Final Event

SAVE THE DATE for TOMORROW’s Final Event on 27-28 of October in Valencia. As part of a bigger event on Climate Neutral Valencia organised by […]

Valencia, Spain


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