logo Beacon querThe aim of the project increasing acceptance and impact of climate-related projects in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe and initiating further climate adaptation measures through global and individual capacity building and establishing city partnerships.

Project implementation in practice:

  • based on Europe-wide analysis, good practices have been selected for effective emission reduction measures,
  • during the regular meetings of representatives, selected good practices implemented at local level are be presented,
  • during regional European workshops and conferences, participants present their own achievements and together with partners from other countries develop new strategies and a practical approach to mitigating climate change,
  • the project team analyzes teaching plans and climate protection measures proposed in existing educational programs, develops encouraging energy saving action plans in schools, and conduct workshops, training and study visits in Germany for teachers from participating countries,
  • in the preparation of a joint project, five bilateral city partnerships (at European level) are also supported, and have access to expert consultations and advice,
  • all project partners plan to meet at two European conferences for cities and municipalities to share experiences and present their local activities.

Implementation period: April 2018 – July 2021

Participants: 34 cities and municipalities from Poland (Bielawa, Cieszyn, Jasło, Sztum, Zamość, and pioneer cities: Bydgoszcz, Warszawa), the Czech Republic, Romania, Greece, Portugal, Bulgaria and Germany

Financing: European Climate Initiative (EUKI) – project financing instrument by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)

Project website: https://www.euki.de/en//euki-projects/bridging-european-and-local-climate-action-beacon/