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By Blandine Pidoux on 7 March 2018

April 2018

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue
From 17 to 18 April, Berlin, Germany
Over the past years, the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue has become a leading international forum for high-level policymakers, as well as industry, science and civil society representatives, to exchange ideas about a safe, affordable and environmentally responsible global energy transition or, as in German, “Energiewende”.
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Efficient buildings and renewables energy communities - Joint thematic event by MEDNICE and GreenCAP
17 April, Rome, Italy
An event hosted by the Interreg MED funded Efficient Buildings and Renewable Energy Communities and the PRISMI project. We aim at identifying the main impacts of the Efficient Buildings and Renewable Energy Communities on policies, economy and society in the MED area.
Registration and agenda

MADE IN MED - Crafting the future Mediterranean
From 18 to 19 April, Rome, italy
Conference and exhibition organised by the Interreg MED Joint Secretariat
Built on the concept of Fablab: "Fabrication Laboratory", the MADE IN MED event will present the first results of 90 projects through a conference and an exhibition. These two days will be an opportunity to convey the idea and values of co-working, knowledge sharing and innovation but also to look towards the future of cooperation in the Mediterranean.
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Energy Cities Annual Conference
From 18 to 20 April, Rennes, France
Our 2018 annual conference will take place in Rennes and will be organised in cooperation with the City and the Urban Community of Rennes
Programme and Registration (before April 11th)

Webinar : Renovation of Public Buildings in Europe
27 Avril 11:00-13:00
Organised by EASME, in partnership with the UN Environment Finance Initiative and as part of the Sustainable Energy Investment Forums initiative.
This webinar will discuss in particular the renovation of public buildings and tackle the different barriers hindering the financing for energy efficiency investments in this sector.
More info on the agenda, speakers and registration

May 2018

5th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs)
From 14 to 15 May, Nicosia, Cyprus
Organised by Eltis, European Commission, European Platform on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, Cyprus Ministry of Transport, Communications and Work, and the City of Nicosia
In line with the European Commission having dedicated the year 2018 to the promotion of multimodality, the theme of this year’s conference is multimodality, with a focus on the integration of transport modes and combined mobility solutions for passengers and freight in cities and regions.
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Decarb Cities Forum 2018
From 16 to 17 May, Vienna, Austria
Organised by the European heat Pump Association
This year’s EHPA forum zooms in on cities as main actors of the energy transition. An increasing share of humans live in cities. This trend requires no-pollution solutions to maintain local air quality, reduce the effect of heat islands and provide the fair share of cities in the fight against global warming. At the same time, cities have their own budgets and can act more directly and on the ground than national or European legislators. Cities thus become urban labs that can explore possible pathways towards zero emissions.
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Webinar - Smart lampposts and e-governance
Wednesday 16 May 11:30-13:00
Organised in the framework of the Smarter Together Project, Club of Cities
With Wolfgang Glock, municipality of Munich

Webinar - Consultancy activities for private housing retrofit
Thursday 17 May 11:30-13:00
Organised in the framework of the Smarter Together Project, Club of Cities
With Hana Riemer, Münchner Gesellschaft fur Stadtterneuerung mbH, Munich

EU Green Week 2018
From 21 to 25 May, Utrecht, Brussels & Madrid
EU Green Week 2018 will explore ways in which the EU is helping cities to become better places to live and work. Showcasing policy developments on air quality, noise, nature and biodiversity, waste and water management, it will promote participatory approaches to urban development, networking schemes, and tools for sharing best practices, engaging local authorities and citizens, and encouraging them to share their vision of a sustainable future.
The week will officially open on 21/5 in Utrecht (The Netherlands) and will close on 25/5 in Madrid (Spain). The high level EU Green Cities Summit will take place in Brussels, 22-24/5.
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MANAGING URBAN CHANGE : sustainable city-making in a disruptive world
Du 23 au 25 mai, Utrecht, the Netherlands
City makers everywhere want to create great, liveable places. But how can this be achieved ? The UTRECHT SPRING CONFERENCE 2018 : “Managing Urban Change ; Connectivity – Lifestyles – Governance” seeks to provide answers, solutions and inspiration.
Three Great Places, Lyon Part-Dieu, London Kings Cross/St Pancras and the Utrecht Station District will share their experiences in a discussion with you, chaired by Charles Landry, an international authority on the use of imagination and creativity in urban change. Professionals from major European Cities will discuss their challenges and during visits we meet change makers showing opportunities for a way forward.
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Webinar - Urban living labs
Wednesday 23 May 11:30-13:00
Organised in the framework of the Smarter Together Project, Club of Cities
With Jana Hahn, Gebietsbetreuungen Stadterneuerung from Wien

June 2018

EU Sustainable Energy Week : Lead the Clean Energy Transition
From 4 to 8 June, Brussels, Belgium
Policy conference, Networking village, Awards competition, Energy Days : every year the European Commission (Directorate-General for Energy and EASME) organises the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) – the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. This year’s tagline is “Lead the Clean Energy Transition”, and it will cover a series of activities with an EU-wide scope.
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The Power of Heat: COGEN Europe annual conference
From 5 to 6 June, Brussels, Belgium
The conference will in particular focus on how cogeneration can play an important role in delivering energy savings, reducing CO2 emissions, creating jobs, boosting the competitiveness of European industry and facilitating the uptake of more intermittent renewables. These are all key objectives of the EU Energy Union and are at the heart of the current negotiations on the Clean Energy Package. Cogeneration generates today 15% of the EU’s heat and 10.5% of the EU’s electricity. There is potential to increase these numbers and help Europe to achieve its climate goals.
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September 2018

URBACT City Festival
From 13 to 14 September, Lisbon, Portugal
How can we make our cities more equal? More welcoming to newcomers? How can we increase the attractiveness of our cities and fight unemployment? Make sure that they are prepared for the climate change and resilient? How can we do all that with less? The questions that the European cities are asking themselves seem to be ever multiplying and the urgency to answer them ever growing.
This is the backdrop of the third edition of the URBACT City Festival. It will bring you the work done in the past 3 years by 20 networks and more than 210 European cities. It will showcase the results designed and tested by these networks, acting as testbeds for smart and innovative solutions for the questions above and many more.
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CIVITAS Annual Conference
From 19 to 21 September, Umeå, Sweden
The 16th edition of Europe’s premier sustainable mobility event will bring together the CIVITAS community from across the continent and beyond.
Over three days, hundreds of policymakers, city representatives, academics, and practitioners will gather to debate pressing topics surrounding sustainable urban mobility and witness the pioneering solutions bringing cleaner, better transport to Europe.
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Global District Energy Days - ‘Unite | Innovate | Experience‘
From 25 to 27 September, Helsinki, Finland
Euroheat & Power and Finnish Energy have teamed up for the 2018 Global District Energy Days. During this two and half days event you will get the opportunity to discuss major issues of importance for European and Global District Energy sectors across a range of technical and commercial issues ; from resource assessment and innovative technological design, to market and policy developments.
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Map of members
Sustainable City Network (GR) Greece | CEDEF-Central European Development Forum (RS) Serbia | Albertville France | Union of Communities of Armenia (AM) Armenia | Agencia de Energia & Ambiente da Arrabida - Energy agency Portugal
Events to come
How can a local government encourage ambitious renovations of condominiums?
Thursday 22 November

Hydrogène et Mobilité Urbaine en Europe
From 22 to 24 November

18th IOPD Conference - Citizen initiative and direct democracy
Tuesday 27 November

Forum Smart City : Objectif Zéro Carbone
From 27 to 28 November

Webinar - Make your municipal budget climate-friendly!
Tuesday 27 November 13:30-15:00

Webinaire : regard croisé franco-allemand sur les achats publics éco-responsables"
Wednesday 28 November 10:30-12:00

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