The project is carried out by an international consortium under the lead of Spes Consulting, Italy, involving national managing structures and administrative offices of the EEA as well as expert teams. The partners not only have solid expertise in terms of the structure, methodology and applicability of the EEA, but are predominantly also experienced in the combined application with other initiatives.
From the geographical point of view, the consortium includes partners from the seven European countries of Italy, Austria, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Romania and Switzerland.
Within the project, 18 selected Ambassador Municipalities that are already involved in the EEA program are taking a key role: they are asked to implement the new CoME EASY tools that bring together different requirements and strengths for a set of initiatives. In doing so, they will test the developed synthesizing tools in terms of their processes and outputs, including quantitative monitoring, capacity building potentials as well as benchmarking and knowledge sharing in line with the most innovative initiatives at EU level, and provide feedback on the tools’ applicability and the need for further refinement. The resulting final CoME EASY tools package and the Ambassadors’ experiences will be transferred to other municipalities during the project roll out phase and made available to ultimately help to achieve the ambitious goals of the EU for 2030.
The Ambassadors have been selected for being frontrunners in their regions and are spread across seven European countries.
Austria: Dornbirn, Feldkirch, Klagenfurt
France: Ville de Besançon, Grand Besançon, Brest Métropole,
Vienne Condrieu Agglomération
Germany: Lörrach, Ludwigsburg
Italy: Firenze, Merano, Montaione
Romania: Iași, Vama Buzăului
Switzerland: Lausanne, Lumino, St. Gallen
After the project's Ambassador Municipalities tested the CoME EASY tools package in a first round as pilots, approximately 40 further cities and municipalities all over Europe are now applying the tools. These cities vary considerably in size, geographic location and the challenges they face. From Cossogno (IT) with 700 inhabitants to Vienna (AT) with around 1.9 million inhabitants, every size is represented. This diversity of the Roll-Out municipalities in many respects illustrates that the added value of the CoME EASY tools for cities does not depend on specific preconditions. Rather, it exemplifies that the tools generally support ambitious local authorities that want to better manage and implement their energy and climate policies, regardless of their particular context, and can be easily integrated.
The following cities and muncipalities with overall 6.2 million inhabitants joined the CoME EASY Roll-Out club:
- Austria: Bregenz, Langenegg, Nenzing, Wien, Weiz
- Switzerland: Luzern
- Germany: Friedrichshafen, Münster
- France: Grand Chatellerault, Dijon Métropole, Dunkirk conurbation, Echirolles, Grand Lyon
- Italy: Alessandria, Aosta, Badia, Bolzano, Campi Salentina, Cossogno, Empoli, Fucecchio, Gambassi Terme, Montelupo Fiorentino, Parma, Trapani, Trento, Verbania
- Luxemburg: Naturpark Our, Clervaux, Kiischpelt, Parc Hosingen, Putscheid, Tandel, Troisvierges, Vianden, Wincrange
- Romania: Cluj-Napoca, Iulia Alba, Sibiu
The project will be closely accompanied by an Advisory Board consisting of representatives of the European Comission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC), CEN/CENELEC, ICLEI, Energy Cities, Climate Alliance, FEDARENE and as observers Eurocities and DG ENER.
The Advisory Board will guarantee that the cross cutting and integration potential is exploited.
- Covenant of Mayors
- Global Covenant of Mayors
- ISO 50'001
- European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC)
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