Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research & Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). It promises breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

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European Commission

The European Commission is the EU’s politically independent executive arm. It is alone responsible for drawing up proposals for new European legislation and it implements the decisions of the European Parliament and the Council of the EU.

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Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

The Covenant of Mayors is the first and most ambitious European Union initiative launched by the European Commission in 2008 directly targeting local authorities and their citizens to take the lead in the fight against global climate change.

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Managenergy

ManagEnergy is a European Commission initiative dedicated to regional and local energy agencies, assisting them in becoming leaders in the energy transition and of increasing sustainable energy investments in regions and cities.

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BuildUP

The BUILD UP web portal, targeting professionals working in the building sector (public or private), is intended to reap the benefits of Europe's collective intelligence on energy reduction in buildings. It brings together new practitioners and professional associations while motivating them to exchange best working practices and knowledge and to transfer tools and resources.

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Sustainable energy finance forums

Sustainable Energy Investment Forums (SEI Forums) is a European Commission initiative aiming to boost large-scale investment and financing for sustainable energy.

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EIP-SCC

The European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) brings together cities, industry and citizens to improve urban life through more sustainable integrated solutions including applied innovation, higher energy efficiency, better transport solutions, intelligent use of ICTs, etc.

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MEDNICE / Interreg-MED horizontal

MEDNICE is an umbrella project on energy efficiency of public buildings in the Mediterranean area. MEDNICE establishes a MED community around 10 projects, dealing with capacity-building and awareness-raising, designing and testing of smart building and financing solutions.

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EIP-SCC

The European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) is a major market changing undertaking supported by the European Commission bringing together cities, industries, SMEs, investors, researchers etc. to improve urban life through sustainable integrated solutions.

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Sharing Cities

The Sharing cities “lighthouse” programme is a proving ground for a better, common approach to making smart cities a reality. Fostering international collaboration between industry and cities, the project seeks to develop smart city solutions with a high market potential .

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Green Digital Charter

The Green Digital Charter is a declaration committing cities to working together to deliver on the EU climate objectives through the use of ICTs. It promotes progress in tackling climate change through the innovative use of digital technologies in cities.

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CIVITAS

CIVITAS is a network of cities for cities dedicated to cleaner, better transport. It offers practitioners opportunities to see innovative transport solutions being developed and deployed first-hand, and learn from peers and experts working in the field.

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URBACT

URBACT is a European exchange and learning programme promoting sustainable urban development. It enables cities to work together to develop solutions to major urban challenges, to develop pragmatic, new and sustainable solutions, integrating economic, social and environmental dimensions.

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Empowering Project

“Empowering local public authorities to build integrated sustainable energy strategies” (EMPOWERING) is a project which contributes to the shift of six EU regions towards low-carbon society by enhancing the capacities of municipalities and regional representatives to shape integrated energy strategies and plans.

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Capacity4dev

Capacity4dev is the EU’s knowledge sharing platform for development cooperation. Capacity4dev aims to improve capacity development by consolidating knowledge, supporting thematic expertise, enabling cross-learning among EU practitioners and other organisations etc.

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MyEuropa

MyEuropa is a meeting place for those working on European Projects, where experienced professionals can offer their services, where the thousands of potential beneficiaries of European Funds can find the right support and resources and everybody can search for funding opportunities, promote ideas, ongoing and concluded projects, events etc.

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Climate-L and Energy-L mailing lists

The IISD Reporting Services LISTSERVs is a free knowledge-sharing tool managed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development Reporting Services (IISD-RS) which offers users a tool to better publicize and coordinate their efforts through virtual knowledge exchange. The mailing lists are a peer-to-peer service to advance understanding of issues related to sustainable development.

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Energypedia

Energypedia is a wiki platform for collaborative knowledge exchange on energy-related topics in developing countries. Energypedia works towards removing the knowledge barriers and expanding the diffusion of information around renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable energy access for all.

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OPTIMUS

OPTIMUS is a package of web-based consulting tools for energy managers and energy consultancies, in order to make cities more energy efficient and sustainable. The purpose is to optimise the energy use in the city’s buildings taking into consideration their interaction with energy systems.

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CES-MED

"Cleaner and Energy Saving - Mediterranean Cities" (CES-MED) is an EU-funded project to provide training and technical assistance to local and national authorities in the ENPI South region, helping them to respond to sustainable policy challenges.

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EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network

The EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network aims to catalyze partnerships between clean energy stakeholders in GCC countries and the EU. The Network is a source of information on clean energy (incl. policy and technology aspects), an inclusive platform for stakeholders to meet, debate and enhance cooperation.

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TRANSrisk

TRANSrisk is an EU-funded research project studying the risks and uncertainties within low carbon transition pathways, and how they can be implemented in ways that are technically, economically and sociably feasible.

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SET-Nav

SET-Nav - Navigating the Roadmap for Clean, Secure and Efficient Energy Innovation supports strategic decision making in Europe's energy sector, towards a clean, secure and efficient energy system.

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Cities Network "Sustainable City"

The City Network “Sustainable City” is a civil, non-profit organization providing substantial technical support in informing, networking and managing municipalities, enabling them to prepare and submit proposals to European Programmes and utilize the available funding.

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EmBuild

EmBuild supports public authorities in Southeast European countries to prepare a long-term strategy for mobilising investment in the energy efficient renovation of the building stock.

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VNG - The Association of Dutch Municipalities

The VNG supports and promotes the strength and quality of local administrations. The VNG facilitates municipalities with the exchange of knowledge and experience regarding the implementation of national and local policies.

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