Every year, the European Week of Regions and Cities brings together European regions and cities to promote learnings and good practice of regional policy-making. Due to the Covid19 – related restrictions, the 2020’s edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities will take place in a digital format. During 3 weeks, from 5th to 22nd October, more than 500 events will be organised around three thematic priorities: Empowering Citizens; Cohesion and Cooperation; and Green Europe.
TOMORROW's partners are involved in the session "Social innovation for energy transitions"
22 Oct, 9:30-11:00
This lab will offer a chance to discover new tools and processes for accelerating the energy transition, rooted in the experience of cities participating in three EU-funded projects (SONNET, TOMORROW and UrbanA). You will have the chance to learn about social innovation in energy transitions and discuss different city-level approaches. Our partner city Dublin will share their experience with stakeholders mapping while Valencia will focus on how to set up a Transition Team in the municipality.
To help you navigate this massive programme, below you will find some additional events that focus on governance and collaboration between local authorities and their stakeholders. Register before September 27th and mark your agenda!
Governance models for climate neutrality
20 Oct, 11:30-13:00
The goal of making Europe climate-neutral by 2050 put forward by the European Green Deal will only be achieved through the effective involvement of all levels of government, stakeholders and citizens. The Covenant of Mayors‘ cities, towns and regions have been driving local efforts and leading climate action for many years, experimenting with innovative ways of co-creating local solutions. This session will showcase examples from climate front-runners implementing participatory models of governance with commitments and actions from different sectors of society. It will explore existing “local climate pacts” to look at how these examples can support the objective of the European Green Deal, linking up with the EU Climate Pact and the Mission for Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities.
Cities & citizens: clean energy leaders?
21 Oct, 16:30-18:00
This world café will highlight exceptional collaborations where cities and citizens have worked hand-in-hand to develop energy transition strategies and specific projects. The collaboration presented in this session will demonstrate that an energy transition led by local authorities and citizens together is not only more comprehensive and effective, but also faster as it allows for the mobilisation of additional resources and removes the usual roadblocks. Following the brief presentations of the case studies by representative of different European cities and citizens-led initiatives, you will have the opportunity to discuss with them in small groups.
Do you want to discover more events? Access the full programme of the European Week of Regions and Cities here.