After the adoption, in 2008, of the 2020 EU Climate and Energy Package, the European Commission launched the Covenant of Mayors to endorse and support the efforts deployed by local authorities in the implementation of sustainable energy policies.
The mission of the EUCF is to build a substantial pipeline of sustainable energy investment projects across cities in the EU, by providing targeted financial, […]
Launched by the European Commission, the Energy Communities Repository aims to support and monitor energy communities’ activities across Europe, within the framework of a just […]
Started in February 2022, SHARED GREEN DEAL brings together 22 leading organisations from across the EU including eight universities, three research institutions, eight network organisations […]
This ambitious project will empower three city administrations to enable and inspire 500 new solar roof installations by 2024. The three participating cities are Poreč […]
NetZeroCities (NZC) is part of the Horizon 2020 Reseach and Innovation Programme in support of European Union’s Green Deal. It will support Europe in its […]
Meeting the objectives of the Paris Agreement and ensuring that Europe becomes the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, requires European cities to be in the […]
A capacity-building programme on innovative financing, by and for EU cities and regions
HUB-IN promotes urban transformation and regeneration of historic urban areas (HUA) using as main catalyst the innovation and entrepreneurship, while preserving the unique identity of […]
Climate urgency calls on all political levels to act more stringent and faster. This proposal is the first to unite cities across Europe to work […]
LocalRES project will deploy innovative local energy systems driven by renewable energy communities for a fair energy transformation that puts renewable energy into the hands […]
Based on the experience gained by Ghent’s Living Streets and the lessons learnt from the EU funded project Living Streets, this new project will support additional cities from Croatia, Greece and Portugal to develop and implement their Living Streets concept.
Through projects Energy Cities challenge the way we deal with energy in all spheres of a city. They are a great opportunity to fund unheard-of urban practices and to experiment with other cities. The successful solutions that our projects produce are blueprints for peers facing similar challenges. Participation of cities in EU-funded projects is also essential to demonstrate policy-makers how the locally-based energy transition can be a reality.
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