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Make your EU funding applications more successful

Make your EU funding applications more successful

Energy Cities’ tips for a good project proposal

The European Union provides plenty of opportunities for motivated teams to fund their projects in the field of research and innovation, sustainability, energy, regional development, […]

Financing opportunities for Sustainable Energy & Climate Action Plans

Financing opportunities for Sustainable Energy & Climate Action Plans

In a series of four publications, the Covenant of Mayors - Europe Office guide you through the maze of funding and financing solutions for your local energy and climate actions.

Innovative Financing Schemes In 2015, just before the COP21, City of Paris issued its very first set of green bonds worth €300 million. The system […]

Register now to the European Week of Regions & Cities!

Register now to the European Week of Regions & Cities!

Our suggestions for this year’s digital edition

Every year, the European Week of Regions and Cities brings together European regions and cities to promote learnings and good practice of regional policy-making. Due […]

Funding and financing opportunities: Two new guides from the Covenant of Mayors

Funding and financing opportunities: Two new guides from the Covenant of Mayors

Two new publications on Financial Institutions Instruments & EU Funding Programme

The Covenant of Mayors – Europe Office, led by Energy Cities, develops publications that help cities and towns get a better understanding of the financing […]

New handbook on citizen finance out!

New handbook on citizen finance out!

Step-by-step guidelines on energy cooperatives and crowdfunding

Over the three past years, almost 200 local or regional authorities from he EU, including many Energy Cities members, took part in the H2020 PROSPECT’s […]

Our analysis of the EU recovery package

Our analysis of the EU recovery package

Big figures can only have a big impact if the real actors of the economy are involved

Last week, the European Commission published its long awaited proposal for a recovery plan. According to the EU executive branch, this major plan is supposed […]

“Carbon budgets” or “Climate-proofed budgets”?

“Carbon budgets” or “Climate-proofed budgets”?

Our new briefing helps cities navigate science-based targets approaches

When talking about how to align cities policies with the EU decarbonisation objectives, we often hear the words “science-based targets”, “carbon budgets” or “climate-proofed budgets”. […]

European City Facility – First call for applications is open

European City Facility – First call for applications is open

Submit an application to get funding for your sustainable energy investment concept!

The European City Facility supports municipalities (local authorities) and their groupings from the EU-27 and the UK in developing investment concepts for sustainable energy. The […]

Future LIFE programme should support governance changes and citizen energy communities at local level

Future LIFE programme should support governance changes and citizen energy communities at local level

Energy Cities unveils its three proposals on how LIFE can fund cities' clean energy transition

The LIFE programme has been a valuable funding instrument for local authorities to fund best practice, pilot and demonstration projects in the field of energy […]

How can Europe emerge stronger out of the current crisis?

How can Europe emerge stronger out of the current crisis?

Our letter to the President of the European Commission

Energy Cities’ President addressed a letter to the European Commission President von der Leyen to present our solution, in order to ensure economic recovery and […]

European City Facility to launch its first call for proposals

European City Facility to launch its first call for proposals

Get funding to develop an investment concept

The European City Facility (EUCF) will launch its first call for proposals on 25 May 2020. All municipalities (local authorities) and their groupings from the […]

There isn’t one renovation wave

There isn’t one renovation wave

A district-level approach is needed to move quickly and deeply

Policies to promote home renovation have often failed in the past because they have taken the obvious, and incorrect, starting point – the home. Instead, […]

It is still not too late to act. It will take a far-reaching vision, it will take courage, it will take fierce, fierce determination to act now, to lay the foundations where we may not know all the details about how to shape the ceiling.

Greta Thunberg, Climate activist

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