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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Decarbonisation strategies: harvesting local potential

Decarbonisation strategies: harvesting local potential

How to ensure cities can cover their energy needs while maintaining air quality, reducing the effect of heat islands and therefore contributing to the fight […]

Keeping it fun at the Cities & Citizens Energy Forum

Keeping it fun at the Cities & Citizens Energy Forum

The Cities & Citizens Energy Forum is a unique opportunity to learn about new engagement tools, successful projects and experiences from energy transition pioneers. During […]

30 new factsheets on the energy transition!

30 new factsheets on the energy transition!

Each city’s energy transition is different but they have one element in common: the active involvement of the local community to make their city greener […]

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.”.