The call for a new edition of the twinning programme of the European Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy is now open. The Covenant twinning programme offers cities, regions and provinces across Europe the opportunity to take part in twinning exchanges that aim to increase local authorities’ capacity and knowledge to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
The programme is open to:
● All Covenant of Mayors signatories (i.e. municipalities) from countries associated to the EU Horizon 2020 programme, except Armenia, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, under the condition that they take the necessary steps before their first twinning visit, to fulfill their previous Covenant commitments (adhesion, SEAP submission, monitoring).
● Non-Covenant of Mayors signatories from the EU, under the condition that they will sign up to the European Covenant 2030 framework before their first twinning visit.
● All Covenant Territorial Coordinators (i.e. regions, provinces, counties, …) from the countries associated with the EU Horizon 2020 programme
● Non-Covenant of Mayors coordinators from the EU, under the condition that they will commit to the Covenant of Mayors before their twinning visit.
This new call enables European local and territorial authorities to participate in two types of exchanges, mentoring and peer-to-peer exchanges. All municipalities, regardless of size, are encouraged to apply as mentor, and those who do so will for the first time be able to take part in a mentors-only workshop!
For this call, a total of 6 twinning exchanges for municipalities and 1 exchange for territorial coordinators will be financed.
Local and regional authorities interested in participating in the programme should apply before 14th of September 2018, 17h00 CET by submitting the online application form.