Upcoming events

By Béatrice Karas, Blandine Pidoux on 8 avril 2019

Energy Cities’ Annual conference
22-23 May 2019, Heidelberg, Germany

Energy Cities’ next annual conference will take place in Heidelberg from 22 to 23 May 2019, as an integral part of the International Conference on Climate Action (ICCA 2019). The host city is one of Germany’s leading cities on the Energytransition and climate action, with the objective of reducing 95% GHG by 2050. Moreover it is well-known for developing Bahnstadt, one of Europe’s largest passive neighbourhoods. Heidelberg signed the Covenant of Mayors in 2008, and is a committed member of Energy Cities for over 20 years, holding the Presidency of its Board of Directors since 2005.

Upon invitation only. For further information, please visit :
Contact at Energy Cities : Nathalie Moroge nathalie.moroge[at]energy-cities.eu & Tatjana Veith tatjana.veith[at]energy-cities.eu

May 2019

Euroheat & Power Congress 2019
From 6 to 8 May, Nantes, France
The Euroheat & Power Congress focuses on topics related to District Energy. The congress provides a unique forum for discussing and enhancing knowledge on major issues of importance for European and Global District Energy sectors, including both technical and business approaches ; from new developments in legislation, latest operational experiences, most recent technological developments, and fresh research results.
With the participation of Julien Joubert, Energy Cities
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PLANHEAT final event @Euroheat & Power Congress, May 8th 2019, 11:00 – 15:00
The PLANHEAT tool supports cities to simulate their way to decarbonising its heating and cooling system by showing economically feasible scenarios. Plan today, save tomorrow !
For the first 20 cities : Attend the whole #19EHPcong for free & get your travel/accommodation expenses reimbursed !
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Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings - Action plans, implementationand monitoring
9 May, Heraklion, Greece
National Conference & Policy Meeting for Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings, organised by the Municipality of Heraklion in the framework of the IMPULSE project (INTERREG MED 2014-2020)
With the participation of MiriamEisermann, Communication manager, Energy Cities
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Zagreb Energy Week
From 13 to 19 May, Zagreb, Croatia
Under the title "We have the energy to change the future !”, the 10th Zagreb Energy Week presents a rich program of international conferences, expert meetings, open door days, seminars, classes and workshops that deal with key subjects of energy and environment.
With the participation of Francisco Goncalves, Energy Cities, on Wednesday 15th May
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Webinar - Heating and cooling planning at local level : step it up !
14 May, 14:30-16:00
This webinar will present three tools, developed in close collaboration with local authorities all over Europe in order to best fit their needs : HOTMAPS, PLANHEAT and THERMOS !
Below some of the questions you could answer thanks to these tools :
- What is the heating and cooling demand in the specific area ?
- Are the surrounding renewable and waste heat resources enough to cover the demand ?
- What are the costs of different technological solutions ?
- What would be the optimal district heating and cooling network to satisfy my planning criteria ?
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Webinar - From a linear to a circular economy - How to start ?
14 May 09:30-11:00
Organised by the International Urban Cooperation programme.
Globally cities produce 75% of the green-house gas emissions, 50% of the waste, while consuming 60–80% of the natural resources. Cities, due to the high concentration of resources over a small geographic territory, are uniquely positioned to play a crucial role and influence the reuse, recycling, recovery and upgrade of traditional waste streams. While embarking on a journey from a linear economy model of ’taking-making-disposing’, many cities focus on improving their waste management, valorising particular waste streams and preventing resources from becoming waste in the first place. While sharing their experiences, identifying challenges and recommendation, the webinar will provide inspiration on how to make your city more circular. The benefits of such transitions will also be explored as actions to increase resource efficiency can be instrumental to achieve Paris climate agreement.
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Exploring Research, Technologies and Regulations for their Implementation in Europe
15 May, 09:30-15:45, Brussels, Belgium
Workshop on Local Energy Communities organised by the H2020 projects COMPILE, MERLON, MUSE GRIDS and STORY.
With the participation of European policy-makers and leading companies of the energy sector, the event will feature the presentation of four Horizon 2020 projects that are currently conducting research activities on the implementation of energy communities and the exploitation of smart energy systems.
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Heat Pump Forum 2019
From 15 to 16 May, Brussels, Belgium
In its 2019 edition, EHPA’s Heat Pump Forum (#HPForum2019) puts heat pump technology at the centre of the debate on the energy transition. 100% renewable heating is possible with today’s technology.
At the Forum, you will learn about the technologies recognition in policy – both on the European and Member State level.
With the participation of Claire Roumet, Executive Director of Energy Cities, and the cities of Vienna (Austria), Leuven (Belgium), Tipperary Energy agency (Ireland), ...
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How local and national governments can facilitate energy efficiency improvements in older buildings
16 May 10:00-14:30, Aberdeen, UK
Organised as part of the ACE-Retrofitting project

At this conference learn what Scottish local authorities and the Scottish Government are doing to encourage and enable energy efficiency retrofits, what the current and future policies are and how these will affect all buildings within Scotland. Hear about energy retrofitting projects throughout Scotland, the obstacles encountered and how these have been overcome.
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Catalysing European Local Climate Action
21 May, Heidelberg, Germany
The BEACON conference on "Catalysing European Local Climate Action" provides an opportunity for local actors to network with colleagues from around Europe to exchange on practical solutions for climate change mitigation.
The conference will provide a mix of plenary sessions and interactive, parallel workshops which follow three thematic streams :
- Political stream - Climate action for local development
- Technical stream - Solutions for climate change mitigation
- Inspiration and communication
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Energy Cities’ Annual conference
22-23 May 2019, Heidelberg, Germany
Energy Cities’ next annual conference will take place in Heidelberg from 22 to 23 May 2019, as an integral part of the International Conference on Climate Action (ICCA 2019). The host city is one of Germany’s leading cities on the Energytransition and climate action, with the objective of reducing 95% GHG by 2050. Moreover it is well-known for developing Bahnstadt, one of Europe’s largest passive neighbourhoods. Heidelberg signed the Covenant of Mayors in 2008, and is a committed member of Energy Cities for over 20 years, holding the Presidency of its Board of Directors since 2005.
Participation to the conference will be only upon invitation.
You can answer the call for expression of interest here : https://www.icca2019.org/en/formular-registration/

For further information, please visit :
Contact at Energy Cities : Nathalie Moroge & Tatjana Veith

Urban Future Global Conference #UFGC19
22-24 May, Oslo, Norway
Organised by the Urban Future Global Conference
The Urban Future Global Conference is the world´s largest meeting dedicated exclusively to CityChangers – decision makers who actively, passionately and effectively make cities more sustainable.
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Covenant of Mayors workshop at UFGC : Covenant cities leading long-term climate strategies
22 May, Olso, Norway
Organised by the European Covenant of Mayors Office
This strategic workshop for city leaders focuses on how cities can set long-term emission reduction targets and get their citizens involved. The panel discussion among local elected representatives, and the interaction with peers in the audience, will showcase examples from Covenant of Mayors signatories who are leading the way in long-term planning, to inspire other cities to do the same.
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Applicant Workshop to become the next European Green Capital !
27 May, Brussels, Belgium
Organised by the European Commission
This one-day workshop will give any interested city a comprehensive overview of what’s involved in putting together the application for the European Green Capital 2022 competition, which will open on 14 May.
You will hear insights from :
- The European Commission on the benefits of applying
- Expert panel members with tips and advice on what makes a quality application
- European Green Capital 2020 winner Lisbon on what makes a winning bid
- The European Green Capital Secretariat on the competition process and key elements to consider should you make it to the finalist jury round
The European Commission’s Director General for Environment, Daniel Calleja, will personally close the workshop before we move together to the ‘world café cocktail’ where you can get even more information and tips in a hands-on and practical way.
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R20 Austrian World Summit
28-29 May, Vienna, Austria
This third R20 summit will cover the following topics :
_ - Collaboration & Partnership for Climate Leadership
_ - Scaling Up Sustainable Projects
_ - Showcasing Best Practice Examples
_ - New Approaches for Raising Awareness and Communication
- Trends in Climate Financing
_ - „Magic Bullet“ Carbon Pricing ?
_ - The Power of Cities & Regions
_ - Connecting the dots : Climate Change - Human Health - Security
_ - Role Models Sharing Climate Action Success Stories
With the participation of Claire Roumet, Executive Director of Energy Cities.
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June 2019

‘The Art of Public Transport’ - UITP Global Public Transport Summit
From 9 to 12 June, Stockholm, Sweden
With almost 130 years of history behind it, the UITP Global Public Transport Summit proudly remains the world’s biggest event dedicated to sustainable mobility.
Covering all urban and regional transport modes across the globe, the Summit combines a diverse programme of leading Congress sessions and an outstanding Exhibition full of the latest innovations, solutions and products.
The theme for the 2019 Global Public Transport Summit is ‘The Art of Public Transport’.
Constantly evolving, public transport is defined by the needs of a city and designed by experts looking towards the future. We are all visionaries in this sector, as we build connections and provide services to create a culture that brings people together, through a craft that truly moves you : the Art of Public Transport.
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Making the energy transition happen locally
From 12 to 14 June, Bucharest, Romania
12th SET Plan Conference, co-organised by the European Commission, the Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the European Committee of the Regions, with the support of the Romanian Municipalities Association and the Romanian Ministry of Energy
The conference will focus strongly on the interaction of different stakeholders with local and regional authorities on the road towards a clean energy transition, especially :
- Strategies needed at local and regional level to scale-up and accelerate the renewable energy transition
- Currently available investment options to harness the potential of businesses and to create low-carbon innovative economies at the local and regional level
- Local challenges and solutions towards integration and coupling of different energy systems
- Concrete ways the SET Plan contributes to both fast-tracking the renovation rates of building stocks and to increase energy efficiency
- The pivotal role of local and regional authorities in the energy transition, from the integration of low-carbon and e-mobility solutions to the production and consumption of renewable energy
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Covenant of Mayors training on project financing
17 June, Brussels, Belgium
Workshop organised by the Covenant of Mayors Office

This training session on project financing will bring together climate finance experts and local authorities, to exchange and discuss on the topic of innovative finance for climate mitigation and adaptation.
It mainly targets climate finance experts or municipal employees working on funding and financing and the project developers.
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EU Sustainable Energy Week
From 17 to 21 June, Brussels, Belgium
- Policy Conference "Shaping Europe’s energy future" : in Brussels from 18 to 20 June 2019
- Exchange of ideas at the Networking Village : European Commission’s Charlemagne building and the Residence Palace from 18 to 20 June 2019
- EU Sustainable Energy Awards : presented during the Policy Conference
- Energy Days : Organised throughout Europe by public and private organisations in May and June 2019,
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Capacity-building workshop - Providing energy retrofit packages to private homeowners : business models and project implementation
19 June 2019, Brussels, Belgium
Organised by Energy Cities as part of the ACE-Retrofitting and INNOVATE projects
Come find the most adequate solutions for motivating and supporting homeowners and co-owners in their renovation projects. Partners will share their expertise, case studies and practical tools for setting up one-stop-shops providing integrated renovation services.
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10 years of ELENA - Supporting investments in energy efficiency and sustainable transport
20 June, Brussels, Belgium
Organised by the European Investment Bank and the European Commission
2019 marks the 10th anniversary of ELENA, the European Local Energy Assistance. Established in 2009, the ELENA facility has awarded more than EUR 145 million of EU support triggering an estimated investment of around EUR 5 billion on the ground. Join our high-level speakers in the discussion on ELENA’s key achievements to date, what the facility can mean for you, and learn how the future implementation of local and regional projects is taking shape. All participants are cordially invited to join for a celebratory drink during the cocktail reception following the event.
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GMF’s Brussels Forum
From 27 to 29 June 2019, Brussels, Belgium
GMF’s Brussels Forum is an annual high-level meeting of the most influential North American and European political, corporate, and intellectual leaders to address pressing challenges currently facing both sides of the Atlantic. Participants include heads of state, senior officials from the European Union institutions and the member states, U.S. cabinet officials, U.S. congressional representatives, parliamentarians, academics, and media.
With the participation of Eckart Würzner, President of Energy Cities
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October 2019

17th European Week of Regions and Cities
From 7 to 10 October, Brussels, Belgium
Organised by the European Committee of the Regions and the European Commission’s DG for Regional Policy
The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.
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November 2019

Polis annual conference
27-28 November 2019, Brussels, Belgium
An event organised by Polis, Cities and regions for transport innovation network.
After a successful 2018 edition in Manchester, the Polis (Cities and regions for transport innovation) Annual Conference, will be back Brussels for its 2019 edition.
The call for exhibitors and sponsors is now open, the call for speakers opens in March 2019, and registrations will open in June 2019.
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December 2019

Smart and sustainable planning for cities and regions
9-13 December 2019, Bolzano Italy
SSPCR 2019 specifically wants to support the ‘transposition’ of research into practice and visionary approaches into (planning) policies and tools, to be applied by local authorities and decision-makers in an urban and regional context. SSPCR 2019 explores the impact of academic research, the scaling-up and replicability opportunities of pilot projects, and the added value of local bottom-up initiatives, in relation to complex challenges posed by the smart city/region approach.
- Discover how cities and regions are evolving into living labs, i.e. open innovation ecosystems
- Explore processes and procedures of co-creation, which integrate public, private, research and civil society actors
- Contribute to the conference’s overall aim of shaping means of increasing the quality of life in smart cities and smart regions
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See more events on the Covenant of Mayors’ agenda !

Carte des membres
Vilvoorde Belgium | Wien Austria | Krizevci Croatia | Sustainable City Network (GR) Greece | CEDEF-Central European Development Forum (RS) Serbia
Evénements à venir
Applicant Workshop to become the next European Green Capital !
Lundi 27 mai 09:00-17:00

R20 Austrian World Summit
Du 28 au 29 mai

International Conference of Good Energy and Economy
Du 30 mai au 1er juin

Conférence principale du Forum International du logement social « Une planète pour demain »
Mercredi 5 juin 09:00-12:00

‘The Art of Public Transport’ - UITP Global Public Transport Summit
Du 9 au 12 juin

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