Events in October 2018:

«October 2018»

From 1 to 3 October 2018
Barcelona, Spain

Connecting Cities ‒ Local Solutions for Global Challenges

Climate Alliance’s anuual conference
Connecting Cities strengthens network-based approaches to global challenges by connecting local and regional authorities from across Europe. Join Climate Alliance from 1 to 3 October in Barcelona’s historic Hospital de Sant Pau to explore solutions for a sustainable future via interactive circles on resiliency and resource use as well as site visits and local climate action talks.
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Tuesday 2 October 2018 10:30-12:00

Webinar "Decarbonise the residential sector"

Organised by The European Heat Pump Association (EHPA)

The European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) is pleased to present its first of a series webinar dedicated to showcasing the best practices from the Heat Pump City of the Year award (HPCY) and EU projects which aim to promote innovative solutions to decarbonise the heating and cooling sector in Europe.
The First Webinar will showcase three projects from the HPCY which have developed smart solutions for: apartments, social houses and public building. The three examples use heat pumps in combination with other renewable technologies to reduce energy consumption, CO2 emission and increase thermal comfort.
The webinars aim to raise awareness on existing solutions which if replicated around Europe, could deliver today a full decarbonisation of the heating and cooling sector.

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Thursday 4 October 2018 09:30-18:00
Blois, France

Formation Energie Partagée : Module 1 – Les projets participatifs et citoyens d’énergies renouvelables de A à Z

Module introductif sur les différents modèles de projets participatifs et la valeur ajoutée des projets citoyens. Session d’initiation, de base avant d’aborder tout autre module plus spécialisé.
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From 8 to 11 October 2018
Brussels, Belgium

European Week of Regions and Cities

In 2018, Cohesion Policy will reach its 30th anniversary, and the European Week of Regions and Cities will be anchored to the key moments of the policy cycle:
- The proposal for the next Multiannual financial framework.
- Its underlying legislative instruments.
- The European Parliament elections.
Moreover, the #EURegionsWeek should also witness the adoption of the European Committee of the Regions’ (CoR) opinion on the Future of Europe and the CoR President’s address on the State of the Union.
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Tuesday 9 October 2018 10:30-13:00
Brussels, Belgium

Key tools to boost energy renovation

Conference organised in the framework of REDay2018 by the Renovate Europe campaign

The amended Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) contains a vision for 2050 for the buildings stock in the EU – it will have to be highly energy efficient and decarbonised, reaching cost-effective nearly zero energy levels. As a result, it is time for action and the Member States will need to be armed with all the right tools and resources to achieve this challenging and necessary vision. This year’s Renovate Europe event will look at how to plan properly for the achievement of this 2050 vision.
The event will be followed by a networking lunch inside the European Parliament and by an opportunity to visit two construction sites in Brussels where deep energy renovation works are underway.

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Wednesday 10 October 2018 09:00-16:00
Brussels, Belgium

PUBLENEF final conference: Supporting Public Authorities Towards Energy Efficiency - Where we are and where we want to be

The PUBLENEF EU Horizon 2020 project has been focusing on mobilising public authorities at local, regional and national level and connecting them. Based on needs assessments and good practices analysis, the partners developed policy roadmaps in 12 cities and regions across Europe to implement energy efficiency pathways towards sustainability.

In the frame of the European Week of Regions and Cities, this event will explore the capacity of local and regional authorities to lead the transition to an energy efficient society. EU level representatives will present the new policy framework for energy efficiency and the latest financing opportunities. Successful approaches will be discussed and effective tools will be shared. You’ll have the chance to exchange with fellow experts on the key dimensions of energy efficiency policies and together explore the latest trends and solutions.

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Wednesday 10 October 2018 14:30-18:00
Brussels, Belgium

The Covenant of Mayors Community: A governance model for the future EU Cohesion Policy

Organised by the Covenant of Mayors-Europe Office and the Committee of the Regions (CoR)
The event is part of the 2018 European Week of Regions and Cities. It will consist of a workshop followed by a participatory session on how the Covenant of Mayors framework works in practice, and to discuss the governance of the future Cohesion Policy.
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From 11 to 12 October 2018
Sophia Antipolis, France

1er Bootcamp de la transition énergétique, écologique et économique dans les territoires

Ce premier Bootcamp organisé par l’ADEME et ses partenaires a pour ambition d’accélérer la mise en œuvre opérationnelle de la Transition Energétique, Ecologique et Economique dans les Territoires (TEEET).
Il vise à mettre en interaction les collectivités territoriales actrices de la transition énergétique et écologique souhaitant s’engager avec des entreprises innovantes, startups ou PME, pourvoyeuses de solutions, pour aller plus loin plus vite dans ces transformations.
Durant deux jours les participants relèveront 11 défis d’une transition écologique, digitale et solidaire dans les territoires : énergies renouvelables, nouvelles mobilités, économie circulaire, bâtiments intelligents, déchets, urbanisme durable, ville bas carbone, etc.
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From 15 to 21 October 2018

European Local Democracy Week (ELDW)

Local and regional authorities and their associations across Europe and beyond are invited to celebrate the 11th editon the European Local Democracy Week (ELDW), under the same theme “Citizen participation, consultation and commitment: for a thriving local democracy”, with a special focus this year on children and youth participation.
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From 18 to 19 October 2018
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Efficient Buildings & Renewable Energy - MED Community Conference

Organized in the framework of the Interreg MED Programme, with the support and in the presence of the EU Director General for Energy
The conference will host the partners of all Interreg MED Modular Projects from the two Thematic Communities: Efficient Buildings Community and Renewable Energy Community. They will present their on-going results to experts and strategic institutions with the objective of exchange opinions about their technical approach and their contribution to regulatory framework.
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Thursday 18 October 2018 10:00-11:30

PUBLENEF webinar: Public-private partnerships for energy efficiency policy

Energy efficiency is the best investment in sustainable energy that has multiple benefits. Yet, its vast potential is not realised. What are the challenges – as it’s seen by the industry? How can regional and local authorities foster such investments? What are the financial hints and tricks to make a project attractive for those who finance it?

This Horizon 2020 PUBLENEF project webinar aims to discuss these questions among others and assist those considering to draft and implement ambitious local and regional EE policies and actions.

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Thursday 18 October 2018 13:30-18:00
Tampere, Finland

Covenant of Mayors workshop - Control, cap, cut: How to handle emission reduction in cities

Organised by the Covenant of Mayors-Europe Office
This Covenant of Mayors capacity-building workshop will be held on 18 October as part of the EUROCITIES Environment Forum. It will focus on different mitigating measures from the energy, constructions and transport sectors, aiming at reducing emission in the city territory, as well as on understanding the importance of a scientific basis for the policy making process, the existing knowledge gap and frontiers of the city emission inventories.
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Thursday 25 October 2018
Barcelona, Spain

Vitality of Smaller Cities in Europe

Conference organised by URBACT with RetaiLink, Agri-Urban, CityCentreDoctor networks and Diputació de Barcelona

Vitality of Smaller Cities in Europe is a one-day conference highlighting the importance of sustaining smaller cities despite the attractiveness of large cities. The event will be a great opportunity to bring together smaller cities in Europe to share ideas on how to improve their vitality. The conference proposes one full day of inspiring talks, good practices presentations and panel discussions with carefully selected experts and cities.

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Tuesday 30 October 2018 17:00-18:30
Cambridge, MA, USA

Toward Energy Transition Innovations: Experiences from European Cities

An event taking place at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in conjunction with the Energy Allies: Transatlantic Multi-stakeholder Dialogues for the Local Energy Transition Program

The guest speakers will showcase their cities’ best practices in partnering and collaborating with civil society groups to accelerate the energy transition. They will also highlight the reasons why it is vital to have a strong and renewed transatlantic partnership incorporating cities and civil society to support cities meeting their climate and energy goals.
"Energy Allies" is a program of the German Marshall Fund of The United States and Energy Cities funded by the European Union under the program “EU–U.S.: Transatlantic Civil Society Dialogues (TCSD)" to foster strategic partnerships and collaboration between local civil society and government leaders, and embed them as a constant pillar in the policy planning and implementation action that supports cities’ energy transition.
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Events to come
Catalysing European Local Climate Action
Tuesday 21 May

Covenant of Mayors webinar: reporting framework revision
Tuesday 21 May 10:30-12:30

Energy Cities Annual Conference
From 22 to 23 May

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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