EUSEW 2013 - 2nd CONURBANT International Workshop
User: Municipality of Vratsa
CONURBANT starts from the consideration that EU small towns face strong difficulties in energy management and planning because of their lack of skills and resources, while medium and large cities have a higher responsibility related to higher density of human activities to more complicated issues of sustainable land using and planning and mobility. The CONURBANT project aims at helping medium-large cities, and the smaller towns in their urban area, through capacity building using peer-to-peer support and training between less and more experienced Municipalities, in the framework of the Covenant of Mayors.
The event aims to facilitate and share useful solutions and support available for the elaboration, implementation and monitoring of their SEAPs with signatories and potential signatories of the Covenant of Mayors. The event aims to trigger exchange of experience and to build capacities of local and regional governments representatives and technical staff and to ultimately result into increasing the number of Municipalities signing the Covenant of Mayors and to help them to answer of challenge of energy and climate targets for 2020.
This will be a Joint session with five projects financed under Intelligent Energy Europe Programme to present the lessons learnt from SEAPs development and implementation including examples andgood practices, success factors and barriers. In addition to the lessons learnt from the actual development of the SEAPS and implementation activities, we would also be discussing and presenting the impact and effectiveness of the peer-to-peer and mentoring activities undertaken by some of the joint project partners, peer-learning as a method of improving the implementation of energy policies (SEAPs). The event will also include a session about the new opportunities for funding; the future vision of Elenaand the Intelligent Energy Europe for the next programming period 2014-2020.
The event will be focused on practical sharing of direct experiences from experienced and formerly non-experienced municipalities and on the conurbation approach. Short presentation of available webtools, elaborated within these projects’ framework, and their potential to support these municipalities in the development of their SEAPs, will be also realized.
The goal of this event is to increase the number of Municipalities signing the Covenant of Mayors and to help them in elaboration, implementation and monitoring of their SEAPs in order to answer the challenge of energy and climate targets for 2020.
Who Should Attend?
Local and regional authorities that are interested in, are going to, or have recently signed the Covenant of Mayors and local government representatives and staff who need peer-to-peer support to implement for their climate and energy action planning.
Workshop is open event attended by a number of stakeholders outside the partnership (mainly, but not exclusively, Municipalities).
Where and When you can attend the workshop?
During the Energy Week - June 27th 2013 from 8:30 to 13:00
Everyone who would like to participate should register on EUSEW webpage:
- Programme (PDF Document)