Governance

Alessandra Filippi

Alessandra Filippi

Vice President

Deputy Mayor
Modena, Italy

Bo Frank

Bo Frank

Vice President

President of the Council
Växjö, Sweden

Dan Lert

Dan Lert

Vice President

Deputy Mayor
Paris, France

Eckart Würzner

Eckart Würzner

President

Lord Mayor
Heidelberg, Germany

Evangelos Evangelides

Mayor
Aradippou, Cyprus

Mario Rajn

Mario Rajn

Member

Mayor
Križevci , Croatia

Mohamed Ridouani

Mayor
Leuven, Belgium

Sergi Campillo Fernández

Deputy Mayor
Valencia, Spain

Stephan Brandligt

Stephan Brandligt

Vice President

Deputy Mayor
Delft, Netherlands

Tristan Riom

Tristan Riom

Secretary

Deputy Mayor
Nantes, France

Willy Demeyer

Willy Demeyer

Treasurer

Mayor
Liège, Belgium

Mission of Energy Cities' Board of Directors

The 11 Board members make sure the interests of cities stay always at the heart of European energy and climate policies.

Board meeting Feb 2019, Paris

Photo by Energy Cities

The group regularly meets with European policy-makers to share cities’ needs and strengthen local level participation in EU decision-making.

The Board meets 3 times per year to take strategic political decisions and to discuss the general orientation of Energy Cities’ activities. It also ensures the sound financial management of the organisation.

Cities behind the Board of Directors

The German City of Heidelberg currently holds the Presidency of the network. 11 European cities compose the Board of Directors:

  • Aradippou (Cyprus)
  • Delft (The Netherlands)
  • Heidelberg (Germany)
  • Križevci (Croatia)
  • Liège (Belgium)
  • Leuven (Belgium)
  • Modena (Italy)
  • Nantes (France)
  • Paris (France)
  • Valencia (Spain)
  • Växjö (Sweden)

Each Board has a mandate of three years. A new Board of Directors will be elected in April 2023.

Funding

Energy Cities is a non-profit city network. We operate with a near 100% public funding which allows us to demonstrate integrity towards our member cities and to keep intellectual independence in our work. We embrace transparency in all our activities, including our funding sources.

In 2018, our annual budget for our core activities reached, similar to previous years, 2 million Euros.

 

Infography Funding Energy Cities