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January 2021


CITYxCITY Festival

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


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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? […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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’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 […]



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 […]


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 […]


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


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

June 2021


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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



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 […]


Data management: best practices and challenges for heat planning

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 […]

July 2021


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 […]

October 2021


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 […]


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


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