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By Béatrice Karas, Blandine Pidoux on 8 March 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 :
icca2019.org
www.annualconference.energy-cities.eu
Contact at Energy Cities : Nathalie Moroge nathalie.moroge[at]energy-cities.eu & Tatjana Veith tatjana.veith[at]energy-cities.eu

March 2019

Energy transition and the city
From 6 to 7 March, Barcelona, Spain
A congress held by the City of Barcelona, in cooperation with the cities of Cádiz, Madrid, Pamplona, Valencia and Zaragoza
The aim of this event is to highlight the role of cities in promoting energy transition and sovereignty and to generate a debate around the city-energy pairing between all the stakeholders involved : citizens and civil society, the cities’ political and technical representatives, the public authorities, academia, the business sector and so on.
The conference features some eighty speakers, hailing from twenty cities from Spain and abroad, who will be sharing their transformational experiences, generating a space for forging alliances and synergies for advancing towards transition.
With the participation of Claire Roumet, Executive Director of Energy Cities
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WEBINAR - Adapt series #1 Assessing risks and vulnerabilities
Thursday 7 March, 11:00-12:45
Organised by the European Covenant of Mayors Office

This webinar, part of the Covenant of Mayors series on adaptation, will explore the various aspects of conducting a risk and vulnerability assessment at the city level. Practitioners will share their experiences why urban adaptation is important, what are some of the lessons learned in assessing risks and what hands-on tools are available to support cities in their efforts.
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(Re)New Europe - 8th European Summit of Regions and Cities
14-15 March 2019, Bucharest, Romania
Organised by the European Committee of the Regions
The 8th European Summit of Regions and Cities, to be held in Bucharest, will gather EU, national, local and regional leaders from across Europe to discuss the future of the European Union and how to involve the citizens more effectively in the European project through local and regional authorities.
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WEBINAR : From concept to realisation – A step-by-step tool that helps co-owners accelerate retrofitting in condos
Tuesday 26 March, 14:00-15:00
Organised by Energy Cities as part of the ACE-Retrofitting project
Partners in the ACE-Retrofitting project are seeking to support municipalities in launching energy retrofitting strategies for condominiums. The “Step-by-Step” toolkit provides 17 specific soft and hard tools to accompany co-owners on the road to condominium energy retrofitting.
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European Smart Projects Summit
From 26 to 27 March, San Sebastian, Spain
The two-day event will consist on plenary sessions, with the participation of public authorities from San Sebastian, the European Commission and high-level speakers sharing their knowledge and vision about the smart cities.
6 sessions will be held on specific topics of interest about the Smart Cities and their future showcasing the key aspects and trends in the different topics. These sessions will be an excellent opportunity to learn about the experience of four speakers in each session and to participate in the debate conducted by a moderator after each session. The sessions will cover topics such as funding the scalability of smart solutions or the transformation of districts on sustainable and smart buildings.
Study visits to the Smart District in San Sebastian, the Urumea Riverside District will be visited and the main actions will be shown and presented, sharing the impact and the lessons learnt. The exchange of experiences among different cities and projects will be fruitful.
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WEBINAR : Innovative business models and smart financing for the deep renovation of buildings
Thursday 28 March, 12:00-13:30
Organized in the framework of EU H2020 project STUNNING
The annual rate of home and commercial building renovation is well under the 3% required to achieve European climate and energy goals. There is a need to accelerate investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions to boost cost-effective building renovation benefiting all Europeans.
Promising business models and financing solutions are being tested and implemented in Europe and globally. How are they implemented and why are they effective ? How can these business models be better replicated across Europe ? What are the opportunities for investors and cities leading the clean energy transition ?
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April 2019

WEBINAR : Participatory Financing for Sustainable Energy
Thursday 4 April, 11:00-13:00
Organised in the frame of the Sustainable Energy Investment Forums initiative
This webinar will be of particular interest to community energy practitioners and cooperatives, public authorities, regional energy agencies and building owners and management associations.
With :
- An introduction from EASME, The Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises, European Commission ;
- Daan Creupelandt, Coordinator at REScoop.eu will share experience from the RESCOOP-MECISE project, working with cooperatives to develop projects for renewable energy and energy efficiency and setting up a financial facilitation service for all European energy cooperatives
- Esther Bollendorff, Communications Manager at ENERGIRIS will talk about the easyCOPRO project, which uses an innovative cooperative financing mechanism to accelerate the energy renovation of residential condominiums
- Carlo Allevi, Operations Manager with WeAreStarting will present a case study on the use of equity crowdfunding for non-domestic building renovation
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Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue
From 9 to 10 April, Berlin, Germany
Hosted and supported by the German Federal Government and a joint initiative of German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE), German Solar Association (BSW-Solar), German Energy Agency (dena) and eclareon.
The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue will gather high-level participants from politics, industry, academia and civil society to discuss ways to achieve low-carbon energy transitions in support of the Paris Agreement.
It will focus on four main themes :
- integrated energy transition
- geopolitics
- digitalisation
- structural change.
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Crash course in Crowdsourcing : lessons from Decide Madrid
Thursday 11 April, Madrid, Spain
Conference/Workshop co-organised by URBACT and the City of Madrid
Starting in 2015, the City of Madrid has hosted an online platform called Decide Madrid. This is designed to promote transparency and to widen public participation in the city’s decision-making and investment processes. It is one of a new and growing generation of open source civic technologies emerging across Europe’s cities.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn from Madrid’s experience – including things they would have done differently. The focus will include not only the digital dimension, but also the process and governance issues arising from the Decide Madrid model. This interactive and practical event will include the chance to consider options to adapt Madrid’s lessons in other cities.
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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.
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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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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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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 :
icca2019.org
www.annualconference.energy-cities.eu
Contact at Energy Cities : Nathalie Moroge nathalie.moroge[at]energy-cities.eu & Tatjana Veith tatjana.veith[at]energy-cities.eu

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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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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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.
#EURegionsWeek
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Catalysing European Local Climate Action
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Covenant of Mayors webinar: reporting framework revision
Tuesday 21 May 10:30-12:30

Energy Cities Annual Conference
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Le photovoltaïque en milieu urbain
Wednesday 22 May

Urban Future Global Conference #UFGC19
From 22 to 24 May

Covenant of Mayors workshop at UFGC: Covenant cities leading long-term climate strategies
Wednesday 22 May 13:30-14:30

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