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By Béatrice Karas on 6 June 2019

EU sustainable energy week
17-21 June 2019, Brussels
Navigating the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019 – Energy Cities’ picks

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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Designing smart and efficient energy policies with citizens
21 June, Brussels, Belgium
This session proposes to present diverse local and European projects : AMELIO by Lille Metropole, AREA21 by HafenCity University Hamburg, and STARDUST by Trento City. All are using new methods to face the difficulties that cities have in designing local energy retrofitting services. New participatory methods are used to make sure programs are in line with people’s actual needs and fight difficulties to involve stakeholders and consumers through traditional participatory methods.
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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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LIFE PlanUp webinar: Involving stakeholders and the public in national energy and climate planning - good practices from across Europe
27 June - Webinar
This webinar aims to provide an outlook into different participatory methods on how to ensure public involvement and participation in national energy and climate planning. Good examples from across Europe will be presented by speakers from Estonia, Ireland and Luxembourg, which are drawn from the upcoming LIFE PlanUp project publication “Report on Good Practices in Energy and Climate Governance”. A representative from the Energy-Directorate of the European Commission will also provide an overview on the state of play of public participation in the draft NECPs.
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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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Vilvoorde Belgium | Wien Austria | Krizevci Croatia | Sustainable City Network (GR) Greece | CEDEF-Central European Development Forum (RS) Serbia
Events to come
EU Sustainable Energy Week
From 17 to 21 June

Covenant of Mayors training on project financing
Monday 17 June

Capacity-building workshop - Providing energy retrofit packages to private homeowners – business models and project implementation
Wednesday 19 June

10 years of ELENA - Supporting investments in energy efficiency and sustainable transport
Thursday 20 June 15:30-18:30

Designing smart and efficient energy policies with citizens
Friday 21 June 13:30-16:30

Rénovation énergétique des bâtiments et ensembles d’immeubles - Voyage d’étude, région de Lille
From 25 to 26 June

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