Mannheim – where citizens are empowered to experiment and innovate

About methods and spaces for social innovation

Green Cities Forum: advancing inclusive transitions

When talking about Climate Neutrality, the Cities of TOMORROW speak the same language

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Carmen Castells and Fernando González

Valencia aiming for 100 energy communities by 2030

Interview with Carmen Castells and Fernando Gonzalez

Until now, Valencia with its 800.000 inhabitants may be more known for its mild climate and lovely beaches than for its incredibly collaborative and forward-looking energy policy. In part 2 of our ECF collaboration lab series, we dive into Valencia’s impressive efforts to involve the local community in energy and climate matters.

C.Palma, V.Cammarota, L.Aquaviva

Energy community: each group has a different way to look at it.

Interview with public and civil activists in the Metropolitan Area of Naples

In the region of Naples, four small municipalities team up for the energy transition so as to make their place attractive for current and future generations. In this episode, we talked to three people who are very much pushing for collaborative actions between the 4 cities and civil society.

Prague’s first steps in energy community matters

Interview with Miloslav Franek (City of Prague) and Tereza Mc Laughlin Vanova (Local Energy Managers' Association)

How ready are the Czech Republic and its residents for this new type of energy generation? In this conversation,Tereza and Miloslav lead us through the complexity of decentralized and citizen-driven energy in Czech Republic.

From citizen engagement to citizen ownership – Living Street in Turin
Turin - Italy

From citizen engagement to citizen ownership – Living Street in Turin

Sustainable Building Facilitator
Brussels Capital Region - Belgium

Sustainable Building Facilitator

A powerful tool for the Region's 2050 Renovation Strategy

One-Stop-Shop for energy home renovation
Aradippou - Cyprus

One-Stop-Shop for energy home renovation

Involving and rewarding citizens

From Ideas to Action: Supporting municipalities, schools and national governments in the transition to climate neutrality

From Ideas to Action: Supporting municipalities, schools and national governments in the transition to climate neutrality

BEACON Final Report

Examples of successful local climate change mitigation measures can be found all across Europe. Municipalities, local communities, and younger generations are shaping the path towards […]

From Action to Impact : Supporting municipalities, schools and national governments in the transition to climate neutrality

From Action to Impact : Supporting municipalities, schools and national governments in the transition to climate neutrality

BEACON Final Brochure

Accompanying the BEACON project’s final report From Ideas to Action, which provides an overview of the successes and learnings of the project, this interactive brochure […]

Local PACTs

Local PACTs

How municipalities create their own COP21

Local green deals vs local COPs: this could be the teaser of this publication… However, this would be too narrow for the purposes of this […]

POWER UP

POWER UP

The catalyst for social innovation in the energy market

POWER UP

This project will help furthering the knowledge around the entrepreneurial opportunities and social benefits of a local energy market

Renewable energy partnerships

Renewable energy partnerships

Renewable community energy engagement

Renewable energy partnerships

At present, many local governments in Europe are eager to support their citizens in getting renewable energy projects off the ground or in taking a […]

Zero Carbon Cities

Zero Carbon Cities

New climate change targets in line with the Paris Agreement

Zero Carbon Cities

The URBACT Zero Carbon Cities project, is led by Manchester. Seven European cities are involved in this project : Bistrita (RO) Frankfurt am Main (DE) […]