Are you passionate about sustainability and eager to discover how municipalities are responding to the energy and climate crisis? Are you worried about energy poverty, a just energy transition, leaving no-one behind? Are you a municipal employee or NGO engaged in the Clean Energy Transition, or a business looking to make a difference? Join the Sustainable Municipalities Conference, taking place on the 6th and 7th of September 2023, in the vibrant city of Budapest, Hungary. 

Our conference offers a unique platform for local leaders, policymakers, and stakeholders to come together and explore effective climate adaptation and mitigation strategies for their communities. The conference is organized by the international Central Eastern European Sustainable Energy Network. Learn more about CEESEN!

Addressing the Energy and Climate Crisis

The conference aims to facilitate discussions on how municipalities are addressing the pressing challenges of climate change. With the increasing urgency to combat the climate crisis, the event will delve into action plans, policies, and innovative solutions that are already making a difference in various cities.

A Diverse and Engaging Program

Over the course of two days, the conference will host 18 distinguished speakers, each a leading expert in their respective fields. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from a range of 30 captivating topics presented by the best experts in the EU from Portugal to Finnland. Check the keynote speaker list out then do not hesitate to organize your trip to Budapest since this event is a unique possibility to extend your professional network and strengthen existing and get new connections.

Workshops and Site Visits

Participants can further enhance their learning experiences by attending workshops and site visits. The topics of the 4 workshops are: energy poverty, municipalities and the transition to green energy, water retention, and energy security. 3 site visits will also take place, during which the participants can learn more about solutions that are already working effectively in and around Budapest.

You can find the full program of the conference here. 

Important information for participants

Participation is free, but registration is required. For all registered guests, the conference will provide lunch and coffee breaks on both days. The conference will be conducted in English without interpretation to promote a shared understanding among participants from diverse backgrounds.

Can’t Make It to Budapest? No Problem! If you are unable to attend the conference in person, register for online participation. All presentations and discussions will be available for online viewing. 

The Sustainable Municipalities Conference promises to be an enriching experience for everyone interested in creating greener, more sustainable communities. Whether you’re a local government official, an environmental enthusiast, representative of an NGO, or a concerned citizen, this conference will equip you with the knowledge and inspiration to take meaningful climate action. Mark your calendars for this essential event, and join CEESEN to build a sustainable future for generations to come.