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The event was created in 2003 when the European Committee of the Regions invited Brussels-based local and regional representations to the European Union to open their doors to visitors simultaneously.   One year later the European Commission's DG for Regional Policy also joined the adventure.   Developing from the initial concept, the event has become a European networking platform for experts in regional and local development.
Post date: 11 Jul 2019
Type: Event

Graz University of Technology, together with ETH Zürich, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, is happy to inform you about the upcoming SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT D-A-CH CONFERENCE 2019 – SBE19 Graz, which will take place at Graz University of Technology, Austria from 11 – 14 September 2019.   The conference topics are divided in the categories:  
Post date: 1 Jul 2019
Type: Event

Agenda Sessions focus on the two critical elements of an effective home renovation programme: access to affordable financing and people-centric technical assistance.   Participants can expect to leave with the tools, knowledge and contacts to jump-start home renovation programs in their own territories. Join us in Brussels in June! The event is free of charge.   Join the discussion
Post date: 2 May 2019
Type: Event

German Energy NCP on "Berliner Energietage 2019". Realising communal goals and entrepreneurial visions with Horizon 2020.   Cities are the foundation of the energy transition. The European energy and climate goals can only be achieved through the engagement of cities. The Framework Programme Horizon 2020 for Research and Innovation promotes new solutions for implementing the energy transition.  
Post date: 2 Apr 2019
Type: Event

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.  
Post date: 14 Jan 2019
Type: News

The conference will include plenary sessions with high-level representatives from Covenant of Mayors initiative, the investment community, and the European Commission, a showcase of successful projects on:   - Innovative financing solutions; - Financing climate adaptation; - Financing urban mobility; - Financing Energy Efficiency in the public sector;  - Financing Home renovation; - Innovative sustainable energy planning.  
Post date: 11 Dec 2018
Type: Event

STARDUST is an EU Horizon 2020 Smart Cities project, which brings together advanced European cities, thus forming into a constellation of “innovation islands” – exemplary models of smart, highly efficient, intelligent and citizen-oriented cities.  
Post date: 22 Nov 2018
Type: Link

Conference organised as part of the Interreg NWE ACE-Retrofitting project.   The sustainable renovation of a condominium is a very complex challenge with many legal, social and financial obstacles to overcome. Numerous (highrise) condominiums date from the late sixties and are in need of deep renovation. The Interreg-NWE project Accelerating Condominium Energy Retrofitting (ACE-Retrofitting) wants to link the condominium co-owners and the building sector.  
Post date: 16 Oct 2018
Type: Event

A very busy agenda from 8 to 11 November in Brussels: 170 sessions, 6.000 participants, officials from EU institutions and national and regional organisms and other relevant stakeholders. Hence, at least, this is a unique moment to make friends and expand your networks in all possible levels.
Post date: 5 Oct 2018
Type: News

District heating (DH) systems are key systems for the de-carbonization of heating energy in European Cities. In order to allow for this transition, while guaranteeing competitive energy costs, conversion of DHs is required. DH operation temperature needs to be reduced in order to increase the performance of renewable systems and operation criteria needs to be adopted for the introduction of weather-dependent, distributed heat sources such as solar systems.
Post date: 24 Jul 2018
Type: Publication