Cities and regions – drivers for climate neutrality

Join us at the World Sustainable Energy Days for a workshop tailored for regional and local energy agencies, along with city and regional representatives. Together we will unravel the intricacies of EU policies and showcase clean energy transition projects at the local and regional levels.

The 06 March 2024 from 14:00 to 18:00 Brussels time Pollheimerstraße 1, 4600 Wels, Austria

Join us at the World Sustainable Energy Days in Wels, Austria, on March 6th, for this workshop co-organised by the ManagEnergy Initiative and PROSPECT+ project. The event, tailored for regional and local energy agencies, along with city and regional representatives, will unravel the intricacies of EU policies and showcase clean energy transition projects at the local and regional levels.

The workshop will present best practice examples of a wide range of energy transition investments with different financing solutions, and will provide a platform for inspiration and exchange for this community. With presentations from leaders, policymakers, and practitioners vested in the local and regional energy transition, participants will gain valuable knowledge on diverse strategies and innovative approaches driving climate neutrality in cities and regions connected to different themes – sustainable mobility, building renovation, and industrial energy transition.

For registration, visit Don’t miss out on this chance to be at the forefront of the energy revolution!


  • Welcome and opening
  • EU policies supporting the local and regional energy transition – Claudia Canevari, European Commission, DG Energy
  • Clean energy transition projects for the local and regional level – Anette Jahn, European Commission, CINEA
  • Local and regional energy agencies leading the energy transition – Seamus Hoyne, Technological University of the Shannon, Ireland
  • From learning to action in cities and regions – Giulia Pizzini, IEECP, The Netherlands
  • Best practice examples
    • Boosting energy communities – Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria
    • Developing PV for a sunny future – Julije Domac, REGEA, Croatia
    • Financing public investments through ELENA and contracting – Vlasta Krmelj, Energap/Mayor of Selnica ob Dravi, Slovenia
    • How intracting can work for your city or region – Sandrine Deternay, City of Albertville, France
    • Top Condomini: 40% less energy for 3,000 public and private homes – Claudia Carani, AESS, Italy
    • Boosting building renovation – an OSS success story – Raphaëlle Viénot, AREC-Occitanie, France
    • Cities and regions – catalysers for the industrial energy transition – Rickard Waern, West Sweden Energy Agency, Sweden
    • The Mazovian Renovation Wave project – Bartosz Dubiński, Mazovia Energy Agency, Poland
    • Revolving funds: reinvesting savings in new sustainable energy projects – Jaroslav Klusák, SEMMO, Czech Republic


Regional and local energy agencies and representatives of public bodies (e.g. cities and regions) can apply for up to 500 Euro financial support for travel and accommodation and free participation in the whole WSED conference. If you are interested in this offer, please contact Megan Gignac ( of the organising team by 4 February. Please note that there are limited spaces available.

This workshop is a unique opportunity for attendees to gain insights into successful strategies, explore financing options, and engage in meaningful discussions with experts and peers. Secure your spot now to be a part of this transformative event driving cities and regions towards climate neutrality. Together, let’s shape a sustainable future!

World Sustainable Energy Days 2024

The workshop takes place in the context of the WSED (, a leading international conference on achieving climate neutrality that attracts 600+ participants from over 50 countries annually. In 2024, the conference focuses on how to realise the high policy ambitions and strengthen demand and markets for sustainable energy. Don’t miss this opportunity to benefit from a comprehensive package covering policies, markets, financing, e-mobility, industrial decarbonisation and more as well as the chance to present your projects and discuss new collaborations!

We look forward to welcoming you to the workshop and the World Sustainable Energy Days 2024!