07 Dec - 08 Dec

The 48 hours of inclusive transition

On the 7th and 8th of December, the City of Grenoble and the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) organise the Fourth season of […]

13 Dec

Workshop: Governance and food strategy

This online interactive workshop aims to help place-based organisations which already have or are setting up a local food partnership, or food policy council or […]

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Can a transition team really bring change to my city? These six cities know from experience.

Can a transition team really bring change to my city? These six cities know from experience.

Six experiences that prove that transition teams are crucial to driving ambitious transitions

08/12/2022

Setting up a transition team is not only a good idea. It is also fundamental to shape your city's transition. The experiences of Brașov, Brest, Dublin, Mouscron, Niš and Valencia demonstrate why.
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Updated German Renewables Law offers good prospects for energy communities

Updated German Renewables Law offers good prospects for energy communities

From 2023 German energy communities to be exempted from tendering

25/11/2022

You might remember Ursula and Michael. Or you mightn’t but for sure you know their story: 25 years ago, Ursula and Michael Sladek fought for […]
Advocacy
Paving a smooth path for ambitious transitions in cities

Paving a smooth path for ambitious transitions in cities

Policy recommendations for the EU and National Governments to facilitate transitions at the local level

23/11/2022

The following policy recommendations target EU and National decision-makers, to urge a revision of legislative frameworks that reflect supporting roles for cities in transition.
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How to build a successful team… to make your city’s transition happen

How to build a successful team… to make your city’s transition happen

You want to set up a transition team in your city but don't know where to start? Here is what you need to know.

18/11/2022

For your city's transition to be successful, it is crucial to set up a transition team that is focused on involving key people across society who are essential to reducing the city's emissions.
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How to create local hubs of innovation and entrepreneurship

How to create local hubs of innovation and entrepreneurship

8 Cities roadmaps to regenerate their historic areas focusing on cultural heritage

03/11/2022

Many cities today are confronted with the issue of abandonment and/or neglect of their historic urban areas, due to lack of financial opportunities and services. […]
Publications
Designing Participatory Processes for Just and Climate-Neutral Cities

Designing Participatory Processes for Just and Climate-Neutral Cities

Methodological Guidelines for Transition Management

02/11/2022

This guide supports policy workers in (European) cities who want to design a transformative and participatory process for realising just and climate-neutral cities.
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National climate plans are not involving local decision-makers as they should

National climate plans are not involving local decision-makers as they should

Mayors from across Europe call for better dialogue between national and local level in updated National Energy and Climate Plans

25/10/2022

Five local leaders from across Europe highlight the need for better multilevel dialogue in the drafting of new National Energy and Climate Plans during the Political Launch of the new LIFE-funded project NECPlatform in October 2022.
Interviews
What is an energy citizen? How can we become one?

What is an energy citizen? How can we become one?

Interview with Dr BinBin Pearce (TU Delft) and Margot Vingerhoedt (Ecopower)

11/10/2022

The current energy and cost of living crisis leaves no doubt: we need to create a worldwide movement of citizens who produce, store and manage their own energy. Active energy citizenship can be one way to navigate the complexity of our world. Let’s see whether, together, we can map paths into a future where the individual and “the system” do interact much more.
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From Stockholm and Brussels to Vienna: a multidisciplinary team co-developed a strategy to reach ambitious energy targets in three Viennese districts

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SSH CENTRE EU

SSH CENTRE EU

Social Sciences and Humanities for Climate, Energy aNd Transport Research Excellence
SSH CENTRE EU

SSH CENTRE is a Horizon Europe project representing the cross-European Centre of Research Excellence for Climate-Energy-Mobility Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH). The project will engage […]

Energy Communities Repository

Launched by the European Commission, the Energy Communities Repository aims to support and monitor energy communities’ activities across Europe, within the framework of a just […]

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 […]

EUCityCalc

EUCityCalc

European City Calculator: Prospective modelling tool supporting public authorities in reaching climate neutrality
EUCityCalc

Meeting the objectives of the Paris Agreement and ensuring that Europe becomes the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, requires European cities to be in the […]