Since 2014, the TANDEM project has supported the formation of Franco-German partnerships for climate protection. Influenced by political decisions in both countries, many municipal actors then expressed their wish to tackle the challenges of the energy transition / Energiewende together. In cooperation projects at the municipal level they seek solutions through an exchange of knowledge and experience.
In concrete terms, a TANDEM partnership works as follows: first and foremost, there is the exchange of experience and knowledge between the partners on both sides of the Rhine. In addition, joint projects are implemented, such as school projects (construction of models for thermal insulation, wind turbines, installation of photovoltaic panels), thermographic walks, a Franco-German escape game on the subject of adaptation to climate change, the comparison of renovation and urban development strategies or an energy advisory bus.
To deepen the Franco-German exchange, the TANDEM initiative has initiated the Franco-German Energy Transition Week in 2019. During one week in January 2019, participating cities from France and Germany jointly conducted large-scale, easy-to-implement and successful climate protection campaigns. The event was repeated in 2021.