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.
City partnerships are part of the civic backbone of European integration and cooperation. However, their systemic potential as a powerful peer learning structure to roll […]
Through dialogues, exchanges, meetings, mobilisation of territories as in the TANDEM project or during the conference on the pioneering territories of the energy transition held […]
At the “Pioneering energy transition territories in France and Germany” conference held in Montreuil (FR) on 5th and 6th September, 19 cities and community organisations […]
In France as in Germany, the motivation to implement the energy transition is strong. In both countries, economic growth and CO2 emissions are currently closely linked. TANDEM proposes to the institutions of both countries to create a club of local authorities on both sides of the Rhine, and to be a pioneer in the implementation of joint projects. The two countries are thus moving closer to their national and European objectives.