Projects finished in 2013

Networking the Covenant of Mayors at the national level NET-COM

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The NET-COM project aims at empowering local authorities (at both political and administrative levels) to implement successfully their current (or future) Covenant engagements. Thus NET-COM directly supports the EU’s Energy and Climate Package targets. 

The project is carried out by a consortium of 12 partners from 12 different European countries.

In each country, National Covenant Clubs / Platforms will be created to ensure:

  • better communication and exchanges among local authorities (Covenant Signatories or not) which would improve their own capacities and effectiveness to achieve the Covenant goals;
  • better communication, exchanges and synergies between local authorities and key actors such as public institutions (ministries, national/regional agencies, regions, provinces, associations of local and regional authorities) and any other stakeholders (businesses, NGOs, associations, etc.) willing to support local authorities in their efforts to achieve the Covenant objectives.

Furthermore, the continuous capacity building of the European, national and regional networks of local authorities will be crucial for the coming years. NET-COM will set up a permanent cooperation among the networks in order to benchmark their experiences, practices, tools and working methods.

Project website: www.networkingcovenantofmayors.eu

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“A network of sustainable ENERGY supporting structures FOR the Covenant of MAYORS” (ENERGY FOR MAYORS)

The aim of the project is to support European initiative entitled “Covenant of Mayors” through strengthening the network of its Supporting Structures, helping selected municipalities in the development and implementation of Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) and promotion of the Covenant among local self-governments.

It is planned that as a result of project implementation 180 new municipalities will join the Covenant of Mayors, over 60 municipalities will be fully supported in the development and implementation of SEAPs and 34 new Supporting Structures will be established. Moreover, project results will include strengthening local authorities’ capacity to implement sustainable energy strategies and Supporting Structures’ capacity to effectively support smallest signatories of the Covenant of Mayors, which will be achieved inter alia through special training seminars for municipalities and Supporting Structures and training materials developed by project partners.

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