2018, a year of cooperation and twinning activities

By Béatrice Alcaraz, Floriane Cappelletti on 18 January 2018

Covenant of Mayors twinning programme

The results of the call of the Covenant of Mayors twinning programme have been unveiled. Amongst more than 100 applications received, 12 municipalities and 2 provinces have been selected. A total of seven peer-to-peer exchanges will be organised and funded by the programme : Leeds (UK) with Breda (Netherlands), Zadar (Croatia) with Udine (Italy), Albertslund (Denmark) with Ljungby (Sweden), Lecce (Italy) with Serres (Greece), Ghent (Belgium) with Vaasa (Finland), Formigine (Italy) with Marousi (Greece) and Province of Granada (Spain) with Province of Potenza (Italy).

The six twinnings between cities will focus on mitigation and adaptation issues, such as energy efficiency projects, cost-effective waste management system and biogas production, heat supply, green procurement, electric mobility, but also flood prevention and riverbeds conservation, land use, water management, agriculture and climate planning, while the exchanges for provinces will also touch upon best strategies on how to support Covenant of Mayors signatories.

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Cooperation projects

TANDEM projects gains speed!
TANDEM is our flagship cooperation project! It provides French and German local governments with a unique opportunity to share information and cooperate on climate protection issues.
6 city pairings are working on energy efficiency, renewables and environmental education, refurbishment, fighting fuel poverty or citizen energy cooperatives.
More info (only in French and German)

With the French-German Energy Transition Week, the French-German partnership passes in second gear. It consists in two events: the French-German Energy Transition Week and a conference on Pioneering Energy Transition Municipalities in Germany.
The French-German Energy Transition Week will take place around January 22, the anniversary date of the Friendship Treaty between France and Germany. Its aim is to set up creative and easy-to-implement awareness-raising actions. A pilot phase will take place in January 2018 in 4 to 6 French and German cities, but the first edition of the event, with a larger number of cities, will happen during the week of 17-27 January 2019.

Transatlantic cooperation
New horizons for Energy Cities who has succeeded in the application for a EU-US project called “Energy Allies: Transatlantic Multi-stakeholder Dialogues for the Local Energy Transition”.
And because picture is worth more than words, click on the picture to learn more!

Map of members
Union of Communities of Armenia (AM) Armenia | Agencia de Energia & Ambiente da Arrabida - Energy agency Portugal | Mariupol Ukraine | Cities Northern Netherlands (NL) Belgium | Lisboa E-Nova - Lisbon Energy and Environment Agency Portugal
Events to come
Covenant of Mayors webinar: Financing the energy renovation of housing - How to get banks on board?
Monday 19 February 11:00-12:30

Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum - Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place
Wednesday 21 February

EU Covenant of Mayors Ceremony
Thursday 22 February

Webinar - Home renovation in Europe: The User Perspective
Tuesday 27 February 11:00-12:30

Covenant of Mayors workshop at the Urban Future Global Conference - Unlocking the energy and climate transition in cities: What role for leadership?
Wednesday 28 February 11:00-12:30

Rencontres nationales de la participation
From 6 to 8 March

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