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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 […]


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