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5 March 2015

Webinar

Mayors in Action - Webinar Series: Coaching schemes for Local Governments

This first webinar will introduce the Mayors in Action coaching scheme for Local Governments. The MAYORS in ACTION project underlines the C&S’ importance and significance in the process of providing successful development of the Covenant of Mayors initiative. Thereby, the C&S need to improve their capacities and prepare instruments for consolidating their role in order to ensure efficient and effective support for local authorities.

The European project "EURONET 50/50 max - roll-out 50/50 initiative to unlock energy saving in schools and other public buildings", will be hosted during the webinar and will present its main goals.

- Coaching schemes for Local Governments, Melita Boric, City of Zagreb
- roll-out 50/50 initiative to unlock energy saving in schools and other public buildings, Maja Šunjić, City of Zagreb

12 - 13 March 2015

Funding Possibilities for Energy Efficiency Projects

Barcelona, Spain
Hotel Grupotel, Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 678
This two-day seminar first presents the legal background and the playing field of Member States when promoting energy efficiency. The second day is devoted to a detailed explanation of the different funding mechanisms which parties can make use of. The complex web of EU-funded grants and loans is untangled and participants get an understanding of where and how to apply. Examples of covered funding mechanisms include the EEEF, ESI, Horizon 2020, the ‘renovation loan’, etc. Theory will be complemented by presentations of concrete examples and open discussions with experts in the field.

The seminar will use a mixture of training methods. The lectures are given by EIPA experts, a Commission official, a senior auditor at European Court of Auditors, Member State representatives and other experts. The speakers will have different backgrounds so as to provide a variety of views and perspectives. Each speaker will prepare comprehensive documentation for distribution to the participants. EIPA will provide the participants with relevant background material and documentation.

This seminar is open to all public officials coming from national, regional or local governments and related agencies, as well people from the private market wishing to gain an insight into the funding possibilities for any project related to energy efficiency.
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26 - 27 March 2015

Conference

4th Informed Cities Forum

Rotterdam, Netherlands
The City of Rotterdam (The Netherlands) will host the 4th Informed Cities Forum, themed “Which way to the future? Strategies, tools and inspiration for transforming cities” on 26 – 27 March 2015. The forum, organised as a co-production of the ARTS and MUSIC project consortia, will bring together a unique mix of dreamers, thinkers and doers from across Europe representing the public sector, research community, and local initiatives.

The overall aims are to learn from one another, exchange experiences and build new alliances for the radical changes needed to respond to the environmental, economic and social challenges cities face. Drawing on practical experience from a diverse group of European cities, the event will address: identifying and supporting transition initiatives in cities; bringing together stakeholders from different sectors and domains; gathering, sharing and utilising knowledge for sustainability transitions; and moving beyond experiments to mainstream innovative practices.

Rotterdam is a dynamic harbour city known for its appetite for innovation and bold environmental experiments, including its solar-powered floating pavilion and the unique water square urban storage system. The city also runs large-scale urban farming projects, and has over 140,000 m2 of green roof development. Registration for the conference will open in November 2014.

For more information, visit the link below.

26 March 2015

Conference

REScoop 20-20-20 final seminar Brussels

Lessons learned about citizens’ engagement in the energy transition

Brussels, Belgium
Common Representation of the European Region Tyrol – South Tyrol – Trentino Rue de Pascale 45-47
After three years of intensive work with local communities, local and EU policy-makers, and researchers, the REScoop 20-20-20 project will end at the end of this month. Lots of lessons have been learned and during the project positive concrete tools have been produced to support the creation of Renewable Energy Sources Cooperatives (REScoops) across Europe. A closing seminar focusing on policy recommendations will take place in Brussels on Thursday, March 26th. The project, supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme of the European Union has constituted a unique springboard to give the citizen-led energy transition movement a truly European scale.

26 March 2015

Delivering Community Renewable Energy Projects through the Planning System

Manchester, United Kingdom
This free event focuses on improving understanding of planning policy and delivery issues to support local leadership in decision-making on community renewable energy projects, and access to case studies.

Current confirmed speakers include:
- Diane Smith and Michael Chang, TCPA
- Dan Nicholls, Cornwall Council
- John Quinton-Barber, Social Communications
- Louise Marix Evans and Gill Fenna, Quantum Strategy & Technology Ltd

Who should attend? Local authority planners and elected members, plus officers from strategically linked departments dealing with matters such as climate change, energy, regeneration, community engagement and housing.
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