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Elliniko – Argyroupoli & Corinth turned streets into temporary playgrounds

Elliniko – Argyroupoli & Corinth turned streets into temporary playgrounds

Greek cities tested the Living Streets model and you can too!

Last August and September, the cities of Elliniko – Argyroupoli and Corinth tested the living streets model and gave their inhabitants the opportunity to turn […]

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 […]

Fossil energy sources are on their way out – but when?

Fossil energy sources are on their way out – but when?

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

The Glasgow Climate Pact has finally been agreed, but not without causing the top negotiator to weep over our inability to agree on even the […]

Positive Energy Districts: The way forward for an ambitious district transformation?

Positive Energy Districts: The way forward for an ambitious district transformation?

Forget about net zero and fossil-free districts, positive energy districts (PEDs) aim at generating more renewable energy than they consume! Researchers across Europe are working […]

“It is important that scientists and creative people sit together.”

“It is important that scientists and creative people sit together.”

Science talk with Andrea Bigano from the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change

How much space is really given to science in policy-making nowadays? And what formats work best for scientific communication to create interest and engagement?

What role for cities in Horizon Europe’s missions?

What role for cities in Horizon Europe’s missions?

Learn more about EU’s current research and innovation programme

Horizon Europe, the successor of Horizon 2020, EU’s research and innovation programme, was launched last June and will last until 2027. The new programme comes […]

European Commission launches kit for Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities

European Commission launches kit for Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities

The European Commission is due to launch a call for Expression of Interest to participate in the 100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030 Mission […]

Communicating climate & energy: what can local governments do?

Communicating climate & energy: what can local governments do?

Tips & resources for the effective engagement of local actors

How can local governments communicate more effectively with their stakeholders on scientific subjects such as climate and energy? How can they inspire action? Working for […]

Why citizens participation in climate projects is important

Why citizens participation in climate projects is important

Interview with Kinga Kovacs

EUKI, the European Climate Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, recently interviewed our colleague Kinga Kovacs to promote the Living Streets project. […]

Will there be cucumbers at Christmas?

Will there be cucumbers at Christmas?

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

This question illustrates how dependent our economy is on fossil fuels, especially gas. Greenhouses in the Netherlands use a lot of gas, as well as […]

Cities take actions to exit energy poverty

Cities take actions to exit energy poverty

These innovative practices & projects will inspire you!

This month, you might have read our article on the ingredients for a local strategy against energy poverty (find it here if you have not!). […]

Mannheim – where citizens are empowered to experiment and innovate

Mannheim – where citizens are empowered to experiment and innovate

About methods and spaces for social innovation

Until now, 2.5 million households living in the city of Mannheim and in neighbouring municipalities are getting power from the coal-fired power plant Grosskraftwerk Mannheim. […]

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