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Sustainable Energy Week - 15.03.2011

Covenant of Mayors on the starting blocks
The Covenant of Mayors Office is organising a series of conferences and workshops at the occasion of the next European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), held on 13 and 14 April 2011 in Brussels, Belgium.
 
These events will aim at.debating and exchanging with European local and regional authorities willing to boost their sustainable energy policies.
 
On 13 April, a special highlight will be put on local and regional actions for sustainable energy. The conference will be divided into morning and afternoon sessions.
 
In the morning, concrete examples of the close collaboration between energy agencies and local authorities will be showcased. The latest developments in EU policy will be presented as well as in the area of technical support for energy efficiency and renewable energy at the local and regional level.
 
The afternoon will be devoted to the following questions: What local actions are being undertaken in the context of the Covenant of Mayors? How is European funding being used? What difference has the Covenant made thus far?
 
The conference is jointly organised by the European Commission Directorate General for Energy, Managenergy and EACI.
 
Covenant to officially launch its "Thematic Discussion Groups"
 
On 14 April, the Covenant of Mayors Office will officially launch its "Thematic Discussion Groups", a new concept designed to help signatories and supporting structures share best practices and experiences in various innovative and interactive ways, including through web seminars, also called "webinars".
 
Three discussion groups are organised to discuss specific topics: Covenant of Mayors action plans - impacts and achievements (target group: small and medium municipalities), Covenant of Mayors action plans - large cities and agglomerations share experiences (target group: large cities and agglomerations), and Covenant of Mayors regions, provinces, networks - key to success (target group: regions, provinces and networks).
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