The European Energy Award lands in Central and Eastern Europe

Where change happens…

We all love our cities, don’t we? We all want them to be the greenest, most environment-friendly and sustainable places to live and work in Europe. But what it really takes to navigate the vastly different attitudes, opinions and interests, when tough decisions are to be made?
No doubt, it takes a lot of effort. And our local authorities need help – both from experts and from us, the citizens. They need a system and they need support. Then, they also need recognition.
The European Energy Award ticks all boxes – it gives municipalities the methods, tools, expertise and motivation to make change happens.

Because change happens at the local level.

The EXCITE project
Main objective: To support the implementation of enhanced municipal energy management systems in countries in Central and Eastern Europe.
Approach: Applying the methodology of the European Energy Award (eea)
Scope: At least 15 pilot cities Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine
Aim: To will stimulate the implementation of local energy and climate plans, attracting private investors, promoting public entrepreneurship and successfully leveraging the scarce public resources.

What’s in there for you
Local authorities choose to participate in the European Energy Award to receive:
• An action-oriented management instrument that leads to tangible benefits
• Capacity building through coaching by experienced energy experts
• Access to a comprehensive set of nationally-adapted support tools
• Increased visibility through public events and awarding procedure recognized around EU
• Regular exchange of experience and training
More information to be found at:

The European Energy Award in figures
... more than 25 years of experience
... 1,639 local authorities participating
... total population of 65 million involved
... largest local authority participating: Lyon Metropolis (FR, 1.34 million inhabitants)
... smallest local authority participating: Senèdes (CH, 156 inhabitants)

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 892034.