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OFFICIAL OPENING & WELCOME TO THE RENDEZVOUS

  • Artur Trindade, Secretary of State for Energy, Portugal
  • Antonio Magalhães, Mayor of Guimarães
  • Eckart Würzner, Mayor of Heidelberg, President of Energy Cities
  • António Cunha, Rector of Minho University

Presentation of the event on Guimarães Digital (in Portuguese)

INTRODUCING THE THEME OF ENERGY CULTURE…
AND WHAT’S NEW?

Facilitators: Kristina Dely & Frédéric Boyer, Energy Cities
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  • Adrian Joyce, Secretary General, EuroACE
  • Corinne Hermant de Callatay, Principal Administrator, DGREGIO - European Commission
  • Evelyne Huytebroeck, Minister of Brussels-Capital Region, Vice President of Energy Cities

NATIONAL ENERGY CULTURE OVERVIEW: BACK TO (ENERGY) CULTURAL ROOTS

Facilitator: Christian Vassie, City of York

With the contribution of the following cities:

  • Sarak Tercan Hengirmen, City of Gaziantep (TR)
  • Gordon McIntosh, City of Aberdeen (GB)
  • Bahram Dehghan, Frederikshavn Agency (DK)
  • Norbert Heise, City of Rathenow (DE)
  • Zbigniew Michniowski, City of Bielsko-Biala (PL)
  • Jean-Marie Grellier, Communauté d’Agglomération de La Rochelle (FR)
  • Eduardo De Oliveira Fernandes, Porto Agency (PT)
  • Bojan Gajic, City of Nis (RS)

SPECIAL FOCUS ON ENERGY & LIFESTYLES: THOUGHTFUL INSIGHTS

  • Julia Backhaus, PhD Student, University of Maastricht
  • Klaus Meiners, City of Aachen (DE)
  • Hans Van der Logt, City of Heerlen (NL)
  • Marc Schlitz, City of Liège (BE)

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EUROPEAN MAYORS’ MESSAGE TO RIO+20

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30 Mayors from 30 different countries send 30 proposals for the energy transition of cities to the RIO+20 UN Summit.
With the cities of:
Banja Luka (BA), Bielsko-Biala (PL), Bistrita (RO), Bornova (TR), Bratislava (SK), Brussels-Capital Region (BE), Cork County (IE), Delft (NL), Dijon (FR), Figueres (ES), Frederikshavn (DK), Gabrovo (BG), Guimarães (PT), Güssing (AT), Heidelberg (DE), Helsinki (FI), Kamianets-Podilskiy (UA), Kocevje (SI), Lausanne (CH), Leicester (GB), Litomerice (CZ), Nis (RS), Rakvere (EE), Reykjavic (IS), Riga (LV), Rimini (IT), Växjö (SE), Zagreb (HR).

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UP FOR DEBATE: ENERGY CITIES’ PROPOSALS FOR THE ENERGY TRANSITION OF TERRITORIES

In 2012, Energy Cities initiated a process to identify and debate proposals that accelerate the energy transition of European local territories. It is a collection of innovative approaches, new ideas and groundbreaking practices linked to the long-term vision of a low energy city with a high quality of life for all.

You can read our Booklet of proposals

IN ENGLISH:

OR IN FRENCH:

And, you can still contribute on our wiki!

WORKSHOP 1: “EMPOWERING LOCAL ACTORS”
Proposals for developing territorial energy policies

Facilitators: Sylvie Lacassagne & Stéphane Dupas, Energy Cities - Download the presentation

WORKSHOP 2: “KNOWING OUR TERRITORIES’ RESOURCE FLOWS”
Proposals for a global optimisation of territorial resources

Facilitators: Christiane Maurer & Peter Schilken, Energy Cities

WORKSHOP 3: “RETHINK FINANCING IN GENERAL”
Proposals for mobilising the financial resources, in particular of local stakeholders and citizens

Facilitators: Jana Cicmanova & Kinga Kovacs, Energy Cities

WORKSHOP 4: “INVENTING A NEW LOCAL GOVERNANCE”
Proposals to give dynamic to creativity and involve local stakeholders and citizens

Facilitators: Laura Guérin & Ian Turner, Energy Cities - Download the presentation

WORKSHOP 5: “URBAN PLANNING AS A WAY OF REDUCING ENERGY USE”
Proposals for energy-efficient urban planning

Facilitators: Miriam Eisermann & Jean-Pierre Vallar, Energy Cities - Download the presentation

KEYNOTE SPEECH
by Mira Amaral, Engineer & Economist, Full Professor Invited IST
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THE ENERGY TRANSITION, AN OPPORTUNITY FOR LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND JOB CREATION

Facilitator: Gérard Magnin, Energy Cities
With panel discussion:

  • Adam Szolyak, DG ENER, European Commission
  • Maria Da Graça Carvalho, MEP
  • Paul Voss, Head of Public and Industrial Affairs, Danfoss District Energy
  • Andoni Hidalgo, Public Affairs & Communications Manager, Eurima
  • Joaquim Borges Gouveia, President, RNAE-association of Portuguese local energy Agencies
  • Maria Emilia Neto de Sousa, Mayor, City of Almada
  • Filipe Vasconcelos, General Director, ADENE-National Portuguese Energy Agency

EUROPEAN ENGAGE CAMPAIGN: TESTIMONIES FROM CITIES TAKING VISIBLE ACTION

Introduction: Ian Turner, Energy Cities & Emma Jackson, Futerra

  • Maria Madalena Castro, Councillor, City of Oeiras (PT)
  • Paula Cristina Santos, Energy Manager, City of Oeiras (PT)
  • Rory Palmer, Vice-Mayor, Leicester City Council (GB)
  • Darsheet Chauhan, Energy Manager, Leicester Energy Agency (GB)
  • Ovidiu Cretu, Mayor, City of Bistrita (RO)
  • Prof.Dr. Kamil Okyay Sindir, Mayor, City of Bornova (TR)

Leicester - Engage Campaign

ENGAGE USERS’ CLUB
Ingredients for a successful communications campaign

Facilitators: Laura Guérin & Ian Turner, Energy Cities

With the 12 pioneer cities: Bielsko-Biała (PL), Heerlen (NL), Heidelberg (DE), Helsinki (FI), Ivanić-Grad (HR), Leicester (GB), Liège (BE), Oeiras (PT), Pamplona (ES), Rennes Métropole (FR), Rimini (IT), Växjö (SE)

Pamplona - Engage Campaign

Sound and light show on Guimarães Digital

Other related materials

Booklet of the 30 proposals on wiki

Pictures on Flickr

Programme English - French

EC INFO n°40 - The energy transition, an anti-crisis solution? EC INFO n°40 - The energy transition, an anti-crisis solution?

Energy strategies:
the German model up for debate p.5, Transition towns: home to change-makers p.6, Innovative ways of sustainable energy financing p.8/9



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