Bridging Cities through the Twinning Learning Programme

2024-05-13T09:48:20+02:00

Author: Elisa Abrantes At a time when European cities are increasingly at the forefront of tackling global climate challenges, the ambitious Twinning Learning Programme run by NetZeroCities as part of the EU Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Mission, is a call to action for cities to work together, offering a path towards a more sustainable, inclusive, and interconnected future. The Programme is designed to facilitate a two-way exchange between cities that are part of the Pilot Cities Programme, and partner cities across Europe with a strong commitment to reaching climate-neutrality. This is a hands-on opportunity for cities [...]

Bridging Cities through the Twinning Learning Programme2024-05-13T09:48:20+02:00

Embracing Unity in Diversity: A Twinning Trio’s Journey Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Futures

2024-05-07T07:45:20+02:00

Author: Inna Chilik As part of the EU Cities Mission, the Twinning Learning Programme, facilitated by NetZeroCities, aims to to contribute to the objective of 112 climate neutral and smart cities by 2030. Setting a new benchmark for cooperative urban sustainability efforts, this programme highlights the importance of city-to-city partnerships and knowledge exchange in fostering significant environmental advancements. A recent gathering featuring a Twinning Trio cities— Umeå, Lulea, and Wuerzburg—under this visionary programme, showcases the immense potential of international collaboration in propelling cities towards their sustainability and inclusivity goals. The site visit took place on 20-21 [...]

Embracing Unity in Diversity: A Twinning Trio’s Journey Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Futures2024-05-07T07:45:20+02:00

Innovating Together: The Twinning Learning Programme Bridges Budapest and Eskisehir Towards a Sustainable Future 

2024-04-18T09:07:48+02:00

Author: Inna Chilik In an era where climate change poses one of the most significant challenges to our cities, the power of collaboration and knowledge exchange has never been more crucial. The Twinning Learning Programme is facilitated by NetZeroCities, managing the EU Cities Mission Platform. The Programme has set a new benchmark for how cities can work together to achieve their sustainability goals. A recent meeting between Budapest, Hungary, and Eskisehir, Turkey, under this programme, exemplifies the potential of international partnerships in driving meaningful climate action. A Meeting of Minds and Missions From 12 to 13 March 2024, a delegation from [...]

Innovating Together: The Twinning Learning Programme Bridges Budapest and Eskisehir Towards a Sustainable Future 2024-04-18T09:07:48+02:00

Ambitious cities invited to connect with peers and apply to EU Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Mission Twinning Learning Programme

2024-04-08T09:02:15+02:00

PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From today (8 April), cities across the EU and Horizon Europe-associated countries are invited to apply to join the EU Cities Mission’s peer exchange programme and speed up their journey towards climate neutrality.   Facilitated by NetZeroCities, the consortium currently managing the Cities Mission platform, the Twinning Learning Programme will pair applicants with second cohort of ‘Pilot Cities’ on the Mission, who act as innovation hubs, to pursue activities related to rapid decarbonisation.  Cities are twinned according to common circumstances and challenges, allowing them to benefit from each other’s knowledge and experience. In turn, this shared [...]

Ambitious cities invited to connect with peers and apply to EU Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Mission Twinning Learning Programme2024-04-08T09:02:15+02:00

Wanted: More Cities for the Twinning Learning Programme!

2024-03-08T13:43:08+01:00

Reaching out to all cities interested in accelerating their climate transition, the ‘Twinning Learning Programme’ demonstrates some of the greatest strengths of the EU Cities Mission. By taking advantage of the deepening network between cities both within the Cities Mission and beyond, innovative climate solutions and approaches can be transferred widely. From 8 April, applications are invited from cities outside of the EU Cities Mission who are not already Pilot or Twin Cities. Successful candidates will begin their inspiring activities in September, which will include support for onsite visits and expert facilitation. The programme offers an invaluable opportunity to become [...]

Wanted: More Cities for the Twinning Learning Programme!2024-03-08T13:43:08+01:00

Dozens of Twin Cities across Europe to receive support and join the EU’s drive to 100+ climate-neutral cities

2024-04-15T16:40:21+02:00

Forty cities from across Europe have been announced as NetZeroCities’ first cohort of Twin Cities, joining the growing network of cities engaging with the EU’s Cities Mission to make more than 100 cities climate neutral by 2030.  The successful applicant cities, which include seven from Associated Countries of the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, will now be matched with a Pilot City or cluster of cities already innovating and piloting decarbonisation activities as part of the Cities Mission.  The NetZeroCities Twinning Programme ensures that progress on climate has a ripple effect, with success in one city paving the way for [...]

Dozens of Twin Cities across Europe to receive support and join the EU’s drive to 100+ climate-neutral cities2024-04-15T16:40:21+02:00

40 Twin Cities to Replicate New Approaches to Climate Neutrality

2024-03-08T13:48:59+01:00

Climate neutrality requires collaboration. That’s why the NetZeroCities Twinning Programme is matching 40 new Twin Cities from across Europe, including seven from Associated Countries, with Pilot Cities that are experimenting with new approaches to decarbonisation. As part of the EU’s ‘Cities Mission,’ this diverse cohort of Twin Cities is poised to replicate the successes seen in Pilot Cities, gleaning valuable insights from their testing of the latest strategies geared toward climate neutrality.  At its core, the NetZeroCities Twinning Programme is an effort to make sure that progress on climate has a ripple effect, with success in one city paving the way [...]

40 Twin Cities to Replicate New Approaches to Climate Neutrality2024-03-08T13:48:59+01:00

Press Release – Open call for Twin Cities to Accelerate Climate Neutrality

2024-03-08T13:55:22+01:00

May 3, 2023: A new Twinning Programme is poised to support cities in getting to climate neutrality – one that will team cities up according to shared challenges, opportunities, and emissions domains as they make the systemic changes needed to get to net zero. This call is open to cities based in EU Member states or Horizon 2020 Associated Countries. The definition of the persons or categories of persons which are eligible to apply: local authorities or city administrations. Any city can apply, selected as one of the 100+12 Mission Cities or not.  The call will pair selected cities with NetZeroCities [...]

Press Release – Open call for Twin Cities to Accelerate Climate Neutrality2024-03-08T13:55:22+01:00

Our Call for Twin Cities is now open! Appy by 30 June 2023 

2024-03-08T13:55:31+01:00

On 3 May 2023, NetZeroCities launched its Call for Twin Cities. This Twinning programme is a tailored learning programme for knowledge sharing and transfer of good practices between European cities, between upcoming selected Twin Cities, and the cities that were selected to join the NetZeroCities’ Pilot Cities Programme in March 2023. The overarching objective of the Twinning programme is to foster lasting connections between cities facing similar challenges and sharing interests in different emissions domains on the road to climate neutrality.   What will the learning programme be like?   Selected cities will embark on a  a 20-month programme that aims to exchange [...]

Our Call for Twin Cities is now open! Appy by 30 June 2023 2024-03-08T13:55:31+01:00
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