23 Sep

#EUSEW: The role of multiple benefits in the European green transition

This session aims to provide a thorough understanding of the multiple benefits approach, its expediency, the barriers hindering its widespread implementation, and its different fields […]

#EUSEW – REPowerEU: save energy, diversify, build a greener EU energy system

Following the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, in the REPowerEU communication, the Commission stressed the need to eliminate our dependency on Russian fossil fuels. In […]

05 Oct - 06 Oct

St Raphael Resort, Amathountos Avenue, Pyrgos, Limassol, Cyprus

From Efficient Buildings to Green Living Areas – Efficient Buildings Community’s Final Event

This networking and learning event aims at: taking stock of the experience the various stakeholders of the Community (national and sub-national institutions, private professionals, etc.) […]

13 Oct - 14 Oct

Natural Gas-Free Neighbourhoods Workshop

Event organised by Driving Urban Transitions programme (DUT) from JPI-Urban Europe Within the Dutch ‘Natural Gas-Free Neighbourhoods’ (PAW) programme, city districts are currently trialing different […]

18 Oct

Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia

SHAPE EU – Study visit to Tallinn

Objective The objective of this study tour is to provide a unique opportunity to gain practical insights on renovation of large residential housing districts. Organized […]

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Energy security and climate: Cities stepping up to protect Europe 

Energy security and climate: Cities stepping up to protect Europe 

Summer alerts are threatening European climate objectives 

21/07/2022

Summer is here and while travellers are preparing their luggage to reach their touristic destination, the holiday season is covering Europeans with a misleading sense […]
News
The energy crisis, changing narratives and the myth of financial decentralization

13/07/2022

The energy crisis hits hard Bulgarian municipalities. The country has no effective government in place; which aggravates the energy crisis at the local level, as […]
Interviews
Czech city exploring new green pathways between dreams and reality: Žďár nad Sázavou

Czech city exploring new green pathways between dreams and reality: Žďár nad Sázavou

Interview with Martin Mrkos, Mayor and Michal Bacovsky, Smart City Coordinator

11/07/2022

The city of Zdar nad Sazavou in Czech Republic counts 21.000 inhabitants and is one of the 10 pilot cities involved in the EUCityCalc project. After intensive thermal insulation of its buildings and first renewable installations, the city is now exploring new pathways. Michal and Martin tell us what these pathways are and how much the size of a city matters (or not).
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Making cities climate-proof starts with investing in people
Publications
European Analysis of Different Social Energy Market Players

European Analysis of Different Social Energy Market Players

Overview of energy market players aiming for positive social impact

05/07/2022

This new report presents the current landscape of these new players, provides context and very concrete best practices from different countries. It puts particular emphasis […]
News
Moving towards fossil-free districts: What’s in it for my city? 

Moving towards fossil-free districts: What’s in it for my city? 

Introducing the new way that Energy Cities organises itself into Hubs

24/06/2022

The webinar “Moving towards fossil-free districts: What’s in it for my city?” that was held on 16 June was the occasion to launch the Energy […]
News
Innovative financing schemes: Become a mentor city in the PROSPECT+ peer-learning programme!

Innovative financing schemes: Become a mentor city in the PROSPECT+ peer-learning programme!

An opportunity to share your experience on implementing innovative financing schemes & gain visibility for your municipality or region!

22/06/2022

After the first fruitful learning cycle where nine mentors from across Europe shared how they have implemented innovative financing schemes in their municipalities or regions, […]
News
Energy renovation in France: Third-party financing companies and their partners join forces in the SERAFIN network

17/06/2022

In order to join forces and share their experiences widely to contribute even more to the massification of energy renovation on a national scale, the […]
News
Introducing the obligation for heating and cooling planning with appropriate support for municipalities 

17/06/2022

The European Commission proposed in the recast Energy Efficiency Directive to make heating and cooling plans mandatory for municipalities above a threshold of 50 000 inhabitants. […]
News
Get ready to embark on a new journey through the Energy Cities’ Hubs

Get ready to embark on a new journey through the Energy Cities’ Hubs

In our Hubs' online event series, we will discuss on how cities can make climate neutrality a reality!

13/06/2022

Save the dates and join this new online event series to be updated on the latest strategies and tools to boost resilience and foresight actions! […]

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SHAPE-EU

SHAPE-EU

European Affordable Housing Consortium: Sustainable Housing for Social Impact
SHAPE-EU

The European Union has embarked on a challenging journey towards carbon neutrality. A promising approach is district renovation. Renovation at district scale reduces CO2 emissions […]

Balkan Solar Roofs

Balkan Solar Roofs

Campaigning and training for the production of community-owned energy in the Balkans
Balkan Solar Roofs

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 […]

PROSPECT+

PROSPECT+

Capacity building for cities and regions - from learning to action!
PROSPECT+

A capacity-building programme on innovative financing, by and for EU cities and regions

Decarb City Pipes 2050

Decarb City Pipes 2050

Transition roadmaps to energy efficient, zero-carbon urban heating and cooling
Decarb City Pipes 2050

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 […]