The European ENGAGE campaign officially launched
By on 1 December 2011
The European ENGAGE campaign has been launched during the 3rd Covenant of Mayors Ceremony on the 29th of November in the European Parliament in Brussels. The campaign has already gained significant support from Mayors and elected representatives, including the President of the Republic of Croatia Ivo Josipović.
Cities all over Europe are already in! Hundreds of citizens have given their statement to play their part in building a sustainable energy future. Over 2,000 creative posters are displayed in city halls, on market places, in schools, in banks, etc.
The ENGAGE campaign is making energy and climate commitments visible! This European participative communications initiative supports the EU’s Energy & Climate Package targets.
The Mayor of Växjö Bo Frank officially launched the European campaign together with other Mayors and representatives of ENGAGE cities that are all Covenant signatories.
They invited all European cities to join this powerful local governance approach and make the Covenant of Mayors a success locally.
An original clothesline exhibition of posters from the ENGAGE cities gave a glimpse of the diversity of citizen, stakeholder and public body engagements. Not dirty laundry but positive and concrete local commitments have air-dried in the EU Parliament!
The ENGAGE pioneer cities are: Heidelberg (DE), Helsinki (FI), Ivanić-Grad (HR), Växjö (SE), Pamplona (ES), Rennes Métropole (FR), Heerlen (NL), Rimini (IT), Bielsko-Biała (PL), Oeiras (PT), Liège (BE) and Leicester (GB).
The ENGAGE campaign is coordinated by Energy Cities with the communications expert Futerra sustainability communications providing advice and assistance to ENGAGE cities. ENGAGE is supported by the Intelligent Energy - Europe programme of the European Commission.
More information on this campaign : www.citiesengage.eu