The project “Energiewende twinning towns” is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and carried out by the Renewables Energies Agency and the Humboldt-Viadrina Governance Platform. It aims at deepening or initiating exchanges between cities or communities that intend to cooperate in the renewable energy field.
The core of the project are bilateral workshops in one of the twinning municipalities, which offer municipal authorities and local stakeholders such as public utilities the opportunity to exchange experience and transfer knowledge.
In moderated workshops, you will be able to exchange practical know-how related to renewable energy technologies. Depending on your needs, you may also focus on the exchange of know-how on issues such as management, spatial planning, financing and the participation of citizens in energy transition processes.
An expert jury will review the ingoing applications and choose five town twinning pairs. These twinning towns will get the chance to present and discuss their ideas in the kick-off-event on May 28th 2019 in Berlin.
Does your municipality or your local public utility promote renewable energies? Do you already have experiences related to renewable energies? Are you in contact with European communities and willing to share your knowledge and experience? Are you looking for inspiration through exchange? If so, the project Energiewende twinning towns could be interesting for you!
The pilot project Energiewende twinning towns was successfully launched in 2017. The organisation and follow-up is carried out by the Renewables Energies Agency and the Humboldt-Viadrina Governance Platform. Your municipality or local public utility would like to focus more on topics of the energy transition but you do not have yet a European partner community? Please get in touch with us. We will support you finding a suitable “Energiewende twinning town”.