At European Green Cities we are passionate about
sustainable city development.
We want to help alleviate the climate crisis by supporting innovative energy
and mobility projects, as these are the two main sectors that need to be transformed if cities are going to reduce their carbon footprint.
European Green Cities is a non-profit organisation, founded in 1998.
For 25 years, we have been actively participating in EU proposals
Our mission is to contribute to the development of green cities
and buildings in a sustainable Europe by supporting the projects
with our know-how.
Concrete examples and current projects can be found here.
We can help drive the sustainable city development processes,
within six different areas:
European Green Cities supports great mobility for all users – especially children and women. Providing space for user groups that often are dependent on walking or cycling, make the city accessible for everybody, and support the green transition towards a CO2-neutral mobility system. Further, we support fossil free car-use.
– Mobility plans.
– Cycling analysis and strategic solutions.
– Gender sensitive urban planning.
– Solar powered E-mobility and charging infrastructure.
SDGs and holistic
In European Green Cities we mainly support The UN Sustainable Development Goals no 3, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 17. The UN SDGs are interconnected, which means that improving one of the goals often leads to improvements in several of the other goals. But it is important to keep in mind that one battle at a time is more efficient than targeting everything at once. Therefore we help cities create a baseline methodology, when they want to work with the SDG’s proactively.
– Targeting the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
– Baseline development.
– Long term planning.
– Creating synergies through interdisciplinary knowledge.
and energy efficiency
Over the years, European Green Cities has contributed to making facade renovations to support lower energy consumption and better living environments. We work to improve the building stock of social housing by contributing with our proficient knowledge from a vast variety of renovation projects across Europe.
– District heating.
– Knowledge on facade renovations and isolation.
– Support better housing for.
– Eliminating energy-poverty.
Communication and stakeholder engagement
European Green Cities help stakeholders to include optimization and development of energy efficiency, energy production, mobility, health, education, fair democracy, recycling management, job creation, gender equality, smart grids, climate adaptation, and biodiversity.
– Workshops and Community engagement.
– Stakeholder processes.
– Develop interdisciplinary understanding.
– Webpage and newsletter design and management.
EU Funding and
We support the cities, by offering cooperation in the first phases of project development, finding EU-funding and putting together a team, and eventually implementation, dissemination and project management.
– EU-applications and processes.
– Strong network of European cooperation partners.
– Project management.
– EU-policies and agendas.
At European Green Cities, we see energy communities as key to initiating the green transition and engaging citizens in the process. We develop good framework conditions for the establishment of energy communities which look after the interests of the individual citizen and interact positively with the common energy system.
– Facilitation of the process.
– Preparation of energy need and the possibilities.
– Citizen involvement.
To ensure knowledge sharing across Europe, we also manage the non-profit European Green Cities Network.
The network consists of municipalities, social housing organisations, institutions, companies from more than 19 countries.