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January 2020

23

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

conference

23

“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

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

conference

30

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

conference

February 2020

04

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

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

conference

18

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

conference

18

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 […]

19

Heating & cooling planning made easier – Hotmaps training

Heating and cooling in residential and industrial sectors accounts for half of the EU’s energy consumption, and more than 80% of this energy is still […]

Brussels, Belgium

conference

20

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

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

Charleroi, Belgium

conference

24

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

conference

25

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

conference

27

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

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

conference

04

Energy Cities Board meeting

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Brussels, Belgium

04

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

conference

05

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

conference

19

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

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

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

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

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

conference

April 2020

01

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

conference

01

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

conference

01

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

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

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

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

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

conference

May 2020

07

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#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

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

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

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

#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

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

#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

#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

#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

#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

#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

#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

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

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

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

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

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

conference

02

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

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

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

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

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

conference

01

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

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

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

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

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

conference

15

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

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

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

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

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

European Research and Innovation Days

Bringing stakeholders together to shape future research and innovation policy.

22

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

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

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

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 […]

29

Sharing Cities’ Smart City Solutions

Webinar Series: Smart lampposts Sharing Cities is hosting a series of technical webinars on the smart city measures that have been implemented during the project. […]

30

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

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

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

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

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

Sharing Cities’ Smart City Solutions

Webinar Series: E-mobility Since 2016, the lighthouse cities of Lisbon, London and Milan have implemented several smart city measures in the framework of the project […]

20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

December 2020

06

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. […]

11

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 […]

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