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PROSPECT+, capacity building for cities & regions, launches its 2nd edition!

PROSPECT+, capacity building for cities & regions, launches its 2nd edition!

Increase your capacity in innovative financing by joining our new learning programme!

Cities are the main contributors to pollution and climate change, but they also have the power and opportunity to deliver the highest energy savings and […]

Energy Cities endorses fossil fuels non-proliferation treaty

Energy Cities endorses fossil fuels non-proliferation treaty

New global initiative to phase out fossil fuels and support a just transition

Inspired by the 1968 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, a group of organisations launched “The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty” (FFNPT), a global initiative […]

European City Facility opens second call with even more resources for cities

European City Facility opens second call with even more resources for cities

Get financial and technical support for your local sustainable energy investment plans!

After the huge enthusiasm created by the 1st call for projects, that received over 250 applications, the European City Facility (EUCF), led by Energy Cities, […]

Climate emergency actions in Brexit times

Climate emergency actions in Brexit times

What’s happening in Energy Cities’ UK members?

In 2020, the sanitary crisis brought many challenges for local authorities in the UK and Brexit might have added an additional layer of complexity to […]

EU funding opportunities for UK cities post-Brexit

EU funding opportunities for UK cities post-Brexit

Important EU funding streams still available to UK cities for the next seven years

As part of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (the TCA) the UK will be an Associated Countryin a range of EU programmes, including Horizon […]

H2020 PROSPECT ends, with much resources for regions and cities to finance their SECAPs

H2020 PROSPECT ends, with much resources for regions and cities to finance their SECAPs

After three and a half years of intensive work, this is time for the H2020-funded PROSPECT project to end, but not without great successes and […]

Huge success of the first EUCF call raises expectations for support to local sustainable energy

Huge success of the first EUCF call raises expectations for support to local sustainable energy

Local authorities submitted a total of 257 applications to get funding for the development of their sustainable energy investment plans from the European City Facility (EUCF).

Local authorities from all over the EU and the UK took part in the 1st ever EUCF call for applications, that closed on 2 October. […]

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 […]

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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