BISE - Krakow Appeal

BISE started as an event: the BISE Forum that took place in Grenoble (FR) in October 2004, the year when 10 new member states (incl. 8 coming from CEEC) were joining the EU. It was presented as a “welcome” initiative to facilitate the integration (“Better Integration”) and the exchange between countries having followed a similar process regarding energy systems (“Specific Exchanges”).

The first BISE Forum turned into the BISE process through decisions taken by the 150 participants at that time (See the Grenoble Appeal and the Memorandum on http://www.bise-europe.org/spip.php?rubrique24). Therefore, other BISE Forums took place in Sofia (2005), Riga (2006) and Krakow (2007).

IV European BISE Forum  - HOW MUNICIPALITIES CAN BECOME MODELS FOR CITIZENS?          

The International Conference IV Forum BISE (Better Integration for Sustainable Energy), under the auspices of Mayor of Krakow and Marshall of Malopolska Region, took place on 24-26 October 2007 r. in Krakow.

IV Forum organised by the European network Energie Cités and Association of Municipalities Polish Network „Energie Cités” gathered 120 participants from 21 European countries – representatives of municipalities, European cities, banks, business, NGOs and energy agencies.

At the end of the Conference, on 26th October 2007 the Krakow Appeal was accepted and signed by Wiesław Starowicz, Deputy Mayor of Krakow City and Zbigniew Michniowski, President of Association of Municipalities Polish Network „Energie Cités” Board and Deputy President of the Board of European network Energie Cités.

PHOTO: JAK – GRAPHIC STUDIO


From the left: Zbigniew Michniowski, President of the Board of PNEC Association, Deputy Major of Bielsko-Biała, Gerard Magnin, Executive Director of European network Energie Citès, Maria Stankiewicz, Executive Director of PNEC Association, Wiesław Starowicz, Deputy Mayor of Krakow.