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By News Editor / Updated: 23 Mar 2017

Entries for European Capital of Innovation award now open

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Could your city be the next European Capital of Innovation?

Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research Science and Innovation, has launched the competition for the iCapital first prize of €1 000 000, which will go to the city that has most successfully experimented with new and innovative citizen-driven initiatives proving itself as a 'test-bed' for potential solutions to relevant societal challenges.

Is your city eligible to apply?

The contest is open to cities:

By sitim / Updated: 22 Mar 2017

SmartBlueCity

The rapidly spreading smart city paradigm and its potential towards managing many of the above aspects in the Mediterranean region lies at the core of the 2nd Euro-Mediterranean Conference on:
'Smart, Inclusive and Resilient Small and Medium-sized Cities and Island Communities in the Mediterranean: Exploring Current Research Paths and Experience-based Evidence', ​to be held in a Greek smart city, Heraklion-Crete, in September 28-29, 2017.

By News Editor / Updated: 07 Mar 2017

Deadline extension for EUSEW 2017

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You still have a chance until 10 March to propose a session for the policy conference or nominate a project for an EU Sustainable Energy Award.

Are you running late with your proposal for session at this year’s policy conference or for an EU Sustainable Energy Award?

The deadline is being extended until 10 March, giving you a few extra days to tell us about your brightest ideas in energy efficiency or renewables.

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By heshamierek / Updated: 13 Feb 2017

Urban Planning: definition, problems and solutions

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Urban Planning is a large-scale concept concerned with planning and development at all levels ( architectural, infrastructural, ecological, economical, and even political ).
During this process many problems come up but luckily the same as any other kind of problems, there are solutions.

We will discuss the critical problems that facing urban planning & city planner and also we also expose the most innovative solutions discovered by professional and researchers in this field.

By News Editor / Updated: 09 Feb 2017
By News Editor / Updated: 06 Feb 2017

Essen becomes European Green Capital 2017 (Germany)

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The town of Essen has officially become the European Green Capital 2017, taking over from Ljubljana (Slovenia).

The European Green Capital Award rewards efforts and commitment to improving the urban environment, boosting awareness of the need for environmental change at the city level.

Essen will act as role model for sustainable urban development, sharing and promoting best practices that have been tried and tested in the German city.

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By Jorgen Held / Updated: 07 Nov 2016

REGATEC 2017

REGATEC 2017 has a technical and industrial focus and is directed towards microbial and thermochemical conversion of biomass and waste to biomethane, Power-to-gas, biomass gasification for CHP production, and cryogenic upgrading/liquefaction.

REGATEC includes plenary and parallel sessions, a poster session, an exhibition and excellent opportunities to network and find new collaboration and business partners. The latest advances will be presented by leading experts and experiences of unique industrial scale plants will be presented by prominent industrial representatives.

By Dariya Rublova / Updated: 08 Jul 2016

Win a CIVITAS Award for mobility excellence!

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On behalf of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE), the CIVITAS Initiative for cleaner and sustainable urban transport would like to invite cities to apply for the 14th annual CIVITAS Awards competition. 

The Awards recognise outstanding efforts in CIVITAS’s mission of achieving a decisive modal shift toward sustainable urban mobility. This year the Award ceremony will take place in Gdynia, Poland, on 29 September 2016. 

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By News Editor / Updated: 13 May 2016

European Green Capital 2018 finalists announced

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The European Commission has announced the three cities shortlisted for the European Green Capital 2018 award.

's-Hertogenbosch and Nijmegen from the Netherlands, and Umeå in Sweden will advance to the final stage of the competition.

The European Green Capital Award is given each year to a European city with an established record of high environmental standards, which is committed to future sustainable development.

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By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 05 Jul 2016

Applications for 2016 Energy Days open until 31 May

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Local organisations across Europe are being encouraged to organise Energy Days throughout June as part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW).

Energy Days are events that aim to raise awareness of energy efficiency and renewable methods of generating energy. They take place throughout the month of June, and can be of any duration - from a few hours to an entire week.

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