Urban practitioners, please note an upcoming opportunity for your city! The URBACT Secretariat, alongside the European Urban Initiative (EUI) Secretariat is organising an EU City Lab on Energy Transition in Viladecans, Spain on 23 and 24 November.
The Lab will seek to capitalise on the knowledge built up in the field of Energy Transition through URBACT networks (in particular, the VILAWATT Transfer Network) and Urban Innovative Actions projects.
Just a little more about Viladecans’ experience: “Under the VILAWATT Urban Initiative Actions’ project, the municipality of Viladecans had the exquisite opportunity to develop an energy citywide strategy, as well as to explore alternatives for citizen engagement and retrofitting buildings. With the URBACT Transfer Mechanism pilot, the city could further refine actions, while learning and exchanging with three project partners. The work of this network also reflected on the possible ways to implement the European Commission's Clean Energy for All Europeans Package (2020), which recognises the rights of citizens and communities to engage directly in the energy sector.”
The event will provide a timely and unique opportunity for you to network and exchange with your European peers and to both inspire, and gain inspiration from, others involved in acting towards energy communities as part of an integrated, multi-level governance approach.
The target audience are those that are URBACT past or present cities, other cities, ministries, and those public bodies working on energy transition.
Seats are limited and the target audience will be prioritised in the first instance.
You can learn more about the event, including the chance to register via the following link: https://urbact.eu/events/lab-energy-viladecans