Sara Giovannini

Communications & EU Policy

Sara speaks English, French, Italian, Spanish


Sara joined Energy Cities in February 2018. Before, she worked 4 years for the European Commission, first in the Directorate General for the Environment, then in the Joint Research Centre, as a communication and events officer.

Passionate about sustainability issues, working for Energy Cities allows her to directly contribute to the transition to a greener world, powered by renewable energy! Inside the office she is a social media geek, communicating and raising awareness on the potential of #renewables and #local action.

Outside the office, she is still a social media geek (catch her on @Giovannini_S) but also a foodie, a traveller and a runner.

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Slavutych, Ukraine – The community energy story you need to hear!

Slavutych, Ukraine – The community energy story you need to hear!

The Chernobyl disaster was one of the most catastrophic incidents in (nuclear) energy history. Many people still remember the feeling of danger and the safety […]

Toolbox, newest generations of heat networks, and how ordinary people can boost the local energy transition

Toolbox, newest generations of heat networks, and how ordinary people can boost the local energy transition

At Energy Cities, we regularly organises webinars as part of projects we are involved in. Last month, we held 3 webinars on various topics. Their […]

How to improve your city’s heating and cooling sector?

How to improve your city’s heating and cooling sector?

Energy Cities is involved in the projects HeatNet North West Europe (HeatNet NWE) and Hotmaps, aiming at making heating and cooling greener and more efficient/affordable […]

The HOTMAPS toolbox

The HOTMAPS toolbox

Supporting strategic heating & cooling planning at local level

This brochure will guide you through strategic heat planning. You will find out how the Hotmaps toolbox works and how it suppor tedthe pilot cities in their urban energy planning.

How cities can back renewable energy communities

How cities can back renewable energy communities

Guidelines for local and regional policy makers

Community energy can encompass a number of different aspects and activities. Attempts to define the concept have been made. by various organisations, which defines it as “the economic and operational participation and/or ownership by citizens or members of a defined community in a renewable energy project.”.