The European energy transition has hardly made headlines since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, the transformation of energy systems in Europe remains one of the most important challenges and opportunities. The project Energiewende Twinning Towns, which was funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and carried out by the Agency for Renewable Energy in collaboration with the Humboldt-Viadrina Goverance Platform, demonstrates how the transformation can be advanced concretely at the municipal level. With a final digital conference, the project is saying goodbye for the time being to the city pairs from Germany, Ireland, Greece, the Netherlands and Poland.
For more than 15 years, the districts of Kościerzyna (PL) and Marburg-Biedenkopf (D) have maintained a European town partnership in order to bring European issues such as the energy transition on the local agenda through the exchange of ideas and measures. The workshop in the Polish twin city
We congratulate the five pairs of municipalities selected for the project “Energiewende PartnerStadt”. The project “Energiewende PartnerStadt” started in 2017 as a pilot project and supports planned or existing partner municipalities in the field of renewable energies. This year, the jury, consisting of the representatives of the Federal
With the project „Energiewende twinning towns“ the German Renewable Energies Agency and the HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform support European twinning municipalities looking for inspiration through exchange. The project is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and aims to strengthen the network and broaden the knowledge of European municipalities