• Leuven named the 2020 European capital of innovation

    September 24, 2020

    Leuven, Belgium, has been named the 2020 European Capital of Innovation for its use of innovation to improve residents’ lives.

    Leuven, Belgium won the 2020 €1 million iCapital cash prize. Image credit - Wouter Hagens/ Wikimedia, licenced under CC BY-SA 3.0


    The €1 million cash prize, which every year recognises...Read more

  • Register now to the European Week of Regions & Cities!

    September 16, 2020

    The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to regional policy. Every year, it brings together European regions and cities to promote learnings and good practice of regional policy-making. Due to the Covid19 – related restrictions, the 2020’s edition will take place in a...Read more

  • Lahti, Finland: Citizens get rewarded for climate-friendly behaviours

    September 8, 2020

    To accelerate carbon-emission reduction, the Finnish city of Lahti offers citizens free transport tickets and food as rewards for being "eco-citizens". And for this, citizens make use of a dedicated app.

    The "CitiCap" initiative, funded by the European Union, invites inhabitants to track their carbon emissions when commuting or...Read more

  • Citizens in Budapest's district Kispest co-created the local adaptation stragegy!

    August 24, 2020

    The district of Kispest (Budapest, Hungary) engaged citizens to collaborate in the development of their Sustainable Energy and Climate Adaptation Plan (SECAP) using a publicsurvey.

    In 2015, the district of Kispest decided to start developing a local climate adaptation plan. This intention drove Kispest to become a Covenant of Mayors...Read more

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