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24 November 2021

Learn from peer experiences, insights, recommendations for successful energy transition

Communities across Europe are pushing forward energy transition to forge a more sustainable future. This makes it critically important to learn from each others' experiences and apply the recommendations that arise from these various transition efforts. Two succinct and visual publications enable ju...

24 November 2021

Winner of the Transformative Action Award 2021 is revealed

The citizen-centred cooperative La Titaranya SCCL was crowned the Transformative Action of 2021 this week at a virtual ceremony hosted by the European Committee of the Regions. The organisation impressed the jury with their action, which focuses on the physical and social rehabilitation of a local, ...

18 November 2021

European regions gather to talk about Culture and Natural Heritage as a source of rural innovation and development

On November 4th, 2021, more than a dozen representatives from twelve European regions were virtually convened by ICLEI Europe to discuss the integration of Culture and Natural Heritage (CNH) in Research and Innovation Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3). This interactive exchange carried on with ...

18 November 2021

Four European cities announced as global 'Making Cities Resilient 2030' Resilience Hubs for climate and disaster risk reduction

ICLEI Members Barcelona (Spain) and Helsingborg (Sweden), alongside Greater Manchester (UK) and Milan (Italy) have been unveiled as the first four European cities recognised as “Resilience Hubs” for their policy and advocacy work in addressing growing climate and disaster risks. The cit...

15 November 2021

Practical exercises to unlock the full power of social innovations

Energy transition – or the transformation of our energy systems to be more sustainable and just for all – is vital work being carried out across the world, by groups ranging form large governments to small, innovative projects. Regardless of how this work is approached, it is always stee...

28 October 2021

Action catalysed by the Mannheim Message one year on

One year ago, in October 2020, the Mannheim Message was launched at the 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns, known as Mannheim2020. The European Commission welcomed the launch, with Diederik Samsom, Head of Cabinet of Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission,...

25 October 2021

How to create socially accepted and people-centred energy- and mobility transitions?

How can we use social innovations to push forward energy transition and mobility transition for a more sustainable future for all? Since 2018, ICLEI Europe has been part of a group of experts that have used analysis and modelling to answer this very question. Through transdisciplinary research meth...

21 October 2021

Keep yourself in the loop with Science for Environment Policy

The environmental field is constantly changing with new and interesting findings pouring in. How to keep up to date with the latest news in the field to ensure sound decision-making? To support policy makers, the European Commission has created the Science for Environment Policy Service. Science fo...

15 October 2021

Meet the finalists for this year's Transformative Action Award

Initiatives from ICLEI Member Nijmegen (the Netherlands), as well as from the City of A Coruña (Spain) and from La Titaranya SCCL were announced today as the finalists for the prestigious 2021 Transformative Action Award. The award recognises “Tr...