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1 October 2014

Supporting cycling for liveable cities

Venice, Italy
Palazzo Franchetti (Venezia Iniziative Culturali) Campo S. Stefano 2847
This networking event organised by ManagEnergy will set out arguments, strategies and tools for elected representatives and technical staff from cities to invest in cycling infrastructure, and to support the development of a flourishing cycling culture, by presenting innovative new ideas from European cities.

Topics that will be addressed include:
- How to develop a bicycle account and an urban cycling strategy.
- How to calculate the costs and benefits of cycling and the economic impact of a larger cycling share in cities.
- How to set up and upgrade a successful public bicycle scheme.
- What are the health impacts of cycling?
- What role can bicycles play in urban logistics?
- Which innovative marketing approaches support a positive bicycle culture in cities?

The programme is available online.

To register to the event click here.

2 - 3 October 2014


MAYORS IN ACTION 2nd centralized training

for Covenant of Mayors Coordinators and Supporters

Barcelona, Spain
Diputació de Barcelona. Pati Manning. C/ Montalegre, 7.
The Mayors in Action project invites Coordinators and Supporters of the Covenant of Mayors (C&S) to join this training session (2 October) and a study tour (3 October) to discuss and explore with their peers strategies and good practices for the implementation and monitoring of existing SEAPs.

The 2nd centralized training session, supported by the Covenant of Mayors, will focus on:

1) Financing sustainable energy actions: real cases on how to successfully use revolving funds, ESCos and community funding
2) Monitoring SEAPs: the new monitoring template step-by-step
3) Exchanging and networking: peer-to-peer and twinnings for C&S
4) Energy efficiency and renewable energies: a study tour among best practices in the Barcelona Province

The workshop will be conducted in English and it is free of charge.

3 October 2014


European Conference on Citizen Energy

Lille, France
Nouveau Siècle - Rue Mendès Franc
On the 3rd of October REScoops, local, national and European civil servants and representatives together with researchers will come together to discuss the role of citizens in the future community energy system. The intent is to create a stronger cooperation between the different actors in the field in order to promote and accelerate the energy transition and the role of citizens in it. It will be the first time in Europe that these three sectors come together on a European level.

According to Dirk Vansintjan, president of the European federation: “The future energy market will be dominated by citizens, either individually or organised in community groups or cooperatives. In order to facilitate this transition we need a strong multidisciplinary cooperation between citizens, academics and government. This conference is for a step further to enhance and establish this cooperation.”

The conference is part of the REScoop 20-20-20 project, an Intelligent Energy Europe project run by the founding members of the federation.
Read the Programme on-line and click here to register.

6 October 2014


Community Power

Enabling legislation and financing to increase people's ownership of community renewable energy across Europe

Brussles, Belgium
Scotland House, Rond-Point Schuman 6
We urgently need to change our energy system into one powered by renewable energy to end our dependency on fossil fuels and the harm they are doing to peoples, our climate and our environment. By putting communities and citizens at the heart of a shift to renewable energy we can achieve a transition more quickly, fairly and with added benefits.
All over Europe communities and citizens are already producing community owned renewable energy. However, many barriers still need to be tackled, such as the lack of political will for a transition towards renewables, and financial and legal obstacles to community owned projects.

The conference will focus on:
- Successful community renewable energy projects
- Legislative challenges across Europe
- Financing in Central and Eastern European countries
- Renewable energy cooperatives (REScoops) and financing

You can find here the detailed Programme of the day.
Click here to register to the event.

7 October 2014


RESCUE - District Cooling event

Brussels, Belgium
Renewable Smart Cooling for Urban Europe (RESCUE) project invites local government representatives and their partners to a half a day conference taking place on 7 October in Brussels.

At the conference RESCUE´s experts will present recommendations and best practices on how to roll-out district cooling projects, the technology available, consumer and environmental factors to be considered, as well as the EU regulatory framework on district cooling.

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