New European Bauhaus: A more beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive Green Deal

The New European Bauhaus supports the environmental goals of the European Green Deal through the lens of social, aesthetic, and cultural activities. To dive deeper into the initiative, we spoke with Cristina Garzillo, Senior Coordinator of ICLEI’s Governance and Social Innovation team, as well as Ana Oregi, Councilwoman for Territory and Climate Action in ICLEI Member Vitoria-Gasteiz, in the Basque Country (Spain). READ MORE >>

Join the U7 Mayors Summit to be a part of progress towards a more equitable world

Local governments are invited to attend the U7 Mayors Summit on 3 May, which will explore “Embracing the Urban World: Cities as Drivers of Change for Peace, Democracy and Sustainability.  READ MORE >>


Meet ICLEI Europe's newest Member: Gartenstadt Haan

Haan is a small German city, characterised by its green infrastructure, which explains why it is known as the “Garden City”. Haan is committed to using the power of local governance to tackle environmental and climate challenges. READ MORE >>

Not a drop to waste: ICLEI joins Water Europe community

ICLEI is proud to have officially joined the Water Europe community, and looking forward to connecting with like-minded leaders to ensure that our Members have access to the best water-related knowledge.  READ MORE >>


Exchange partners in Western Balkans and Ukraine collaborate on the transition towards clean energy

In the Western Balkans and Ukraine, six exchanges are kicking off within a dedicated exchange programme, which provides regions an opportunity for regions to start direct, one-to-one dialogues with their EU counterparts and learn from each other’s experience.  READ MORE >>

ICLEI Members work across borders on measures for climate neutrality

Two ambitious ICLEI Member Cities in the United Kingdom have matched up with municipalities in Poland to work together to strategise on how to reach net zero emissions.  READ MORE >>

Planetary health in practice: lessons on urban greening from 2021 EU Green Capital

Last winter, Finland’s first ‘Planetary Health Physician’, Dr. Hanna Haveri, sat down to speak with ICLEI about her work with urban greening initiatives in ICLEI Member Lahti (Finland).  READ MORE >>

Municipalities and renewable energy communities – a perfect match

Local government support is key to the success of renewable energy communities. Check out a series of factsheets to learn more.  READ MORE >>


ICLEI and the City of Malmö (Sweden), invite local and regional governments and their partners from around the world to participate in the ICLEI World Congress on 11-13 May. You still have time to register to attend the event!


Apply to win an award, demonstrate your commitment to sustainability and innovation, and earn widespread recognition.  APPLY BY 30 APRIL >>
If you are an European Energy Community, or an Energy Collective Action you can now apply to exchange knowledge and learn from others across Europe.  APPLY BY 13 MAY >>


ICLEI World Congress (hybrid: Malmö, Sweden and online), 11-13 May 2022

Bottom-up adaptive heritage reuse: policies and practices - OpenHeritage Policy Conference (hybrid: Ghent (Belgium) and online), 17 May, 09:00-18:30 CEST

#EUCircularTalk: Measuring Circularity (online), 17 May, 14:00-16:00 CEST

Stakeholder Dialogues - Building Resilience in Historic Areas (Thessaloniki, Greece), 1-3 June
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