#EUSEW – REPower the EU: mobilising investments and citizen empowerment

Energy efficiency and clean energy solutions play an important role for the resilience of a community at all levels and the EU as a whole. […]

29 Sep

La Tricoterie, Rue Théodore Verhaegen 158, 1060 Bruxelles

Local Integrated Home Renovation Services: how to make them viable?

Local Integrated Home Renovation Services (IHRS) are a powerful solution to Europe’s housing renovation challenge. They make ambitious energy renovation simpler for homeowners and bring […]

04 Oct

How do we make sufficiency desirable?

Changing cultures and organizations with Mathieu Saujot, coordinator Lifestyles in transition, IDDRI  Beyond being a widely used concept especially in political communication, sufficiency also means concrete […]

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

The Efficient Buildings Community builds on the experience of energy efficiency of public buildings in the north shore of the Mediterranean during the past eight […]

12 Oct

Changing narratives of energy efficiency in times of energy crisis

In the context of rising energy prices and unstable supplies, new alternatives such as decarbonised district heating offer great solutions to avoid gas and further […]

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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WANTED: Mentees for a capacity-building programme in innovative sustainable energy financing

20/09/2022

Article originally published on the Prospect+ website Cities and regions in Europe are facing challenges in ensuring sustainable energy investments for their territories due to the energy […]
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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 travelers 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 […]
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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 […]
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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. […]

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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 […]