Project start „Energiewende twinning towns“ – local knowledge shared across Europe
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 regarding the energy transition. Interested municipalities can apply until March 15, 2019.
After the successful pilot in 2017, the project “Energiewende twinning towns” is entering its second phase. German and European municipalities and public utilities exchange practical knowledge related to renewable energy technologies and political expertise across borders.
It aims at existing or planned collaborations between European cities or communities that intend to deepen or initiate their cooperation on renewable energies. At the core of the project are bilateral workshops in one of the twinning municipalities, which offer municipal authorities and local stakeholders such as public utilities the opportunity to exchange experiences and transfer knowledge. In moderated workshops, the participants from both municipalities will be able to exchange practical know-how related to renewable energy technologies and related issues such as spatial planning, financing and the participation of citizens in energy transition processes.
For further information on the project and application details see here https://www.unendlich-viel-energie.de/features/politics/energiewende-twinning-towns
The full press release on the start of the project can be found here: https://www.governance-platform.org/projektstart-energiewende-partnerstadt/