May 18-19, 2022
@Ptuj, Slovenia

Is your municipality ready to take part in the global fight against climate change and rising energy prices? Are you a municipal employee or NGO engaged in the Clean Energy Transition, or a business looking to make a difference? Are you worried about energy poverty, a just transition, leaving no-one behind? Then join us and learn from experts and pioneer cities, build partnerships and share your results and solutions!

The Central & Eastern European Sustainable Energy Network is committed to support municipalities in the region to adapt to help mitigate the climate crisis and realize a climate-friendly future.

Our conference will gather municipalities, local decision makers, and experts to learn about great ideas, acquire information about possibilities, and build useful connections with one another as well as with actors from the governmental, NGO, and corporate sectors. 

We will address those municipalities who are planning to take the first steps and would like to know more about the Covenant of Mayors and the SECAP. The range of our programme’s trainings, lectures, round tables, and workshops will help you to become familiar with the dos and don’ts of developing a climate strategy. Invited speakers from the Covenant of Mayors, DG Climate, and other expert institutions will help to understand the benefits of having a strategic view on climate and energy. 

For those who already know what they are aiming for, the most crucial question might well be how to finance the desired action plan. For the more experienced, we offer the options to deep dive into diverse topics – tackling energy poverty, adaptation, establishing energy communities to make the SECAP the core of your sustainability strategy. Learn directly from the most trusted sources: DG Climate, and Climate Alliance among others.

Let’s support each other with sharing experiences and learn from the pioneers! Get involved into the stories of selected forerunner cities in the region, Vienna, Bratislava, Brno, Kaposvár. Located not far from one another, these cities are in four different countries, thus deal with four different sets of national legislative requirements and varying levels of central government support. 

Find more information about the topics of CEESEN and collect useful inputs from our blog.

Attending the conference is free, prior registration is required.