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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Decarbonising cities: local resources first!

Decarbonising cities: local resources first!

Last week, we held the final conference of the Hotmaps project. The event took place entirely online to avoid any health risks, but it included […]

Our analysis of the EU recovery package

Our analysis of the EU recovery package

Last week, the European Commission published its long awaited proposal for a recovery plan. According to the EU executive branch, this major plan is supposed […]

Two fights at a time: Cities’ combined responses to the sanitary and climate crises

Two fights at a time: Cities’ combined responses to the sanitary and climate crises

After almost 3 months, most European cities are now slowly coming out of lockdown, trying to instil some “normality” back into their citizens’ life. At […]

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.”.