We, at Energy Cities, are driven by a desire to strengthen the role and skills of local governments. In an effort to constantly improve our work, we are offering our members the possibility to join and contribute to 5 thematic Hubs! The Hubs translate our vision and policy objectives into concrete activities aligned with our Agenda. With the Hubs we aim at structuring our activities around strategic policy objectives to deliver impact and concretely accelerate the urban transitions we need. The Energy Cities Hubs are the community spaces, dedicated to our members, that will help us achieve our target impacts and goals by:
We have identified 5 action-oriented Hubs around which we will organise all future activities:
For each Hub, we will provide four types of activities to our members:
Energy Cities’ members can join and benefit, free-of-charge, from all the activities of these five Hubs, aligned with our intervention systems and impact targets.
All our activities will be organised around our 5 Hubs. Concretely, this means that our city members will have more than one representative part of Energy Cities. According to their interest and expertise, members can have staff joining several Hubs. Members of each Hub will be able to contact other members of that same hub via our community platform.
Our communication will be more targeted: members of each Hub will receive regular updates on that Hub’s topic only, to avoid being overwhelmed with information.
Our members are diverse cities united by the ambition and the commitment to share experiences. Our strength lies in our members’ strong commitment to reach climate neutrality in their territories by 2050 and to align their local strategic development with the Paris Agreement. Building a learning community is a tool that helps each of our members feel more confident in their own transition journey, because other cities have done it before, or because cities can test new solutions together.
By joining our Hubs, you become part of our learning community of local practitioners with different backgrounds and fields of expertise: political representatives, technicians and city officers, all sharing the same vision. We foster an atmosphere of mutual trust in the dialogue between citizens, local leaders and EU and national institutions to accelerate the transformation towards a fairer, climate-neutral Europe. We commit to energising and ensuring the visibility of our vibrant community.