Energy education for sustainable urban localities

Working together for a green, competitive and inclusive Europe

April 9, 2024

On April 8, 2024, an online event (webinar) marked the final official event of the ENERTOWN project – aimed at promoting sustainable urban development in Romania. The meeting not only celebrated the upcoming end of the project but also launched the ENERTOWN Guide. This resource is designed as a stepping stone towards energy transition and sustainable development for small towns and cities across Romania. This resource has been crafted to provide municipalities with guidelines on how to enhance energy efficiency and foster sustainable development locally. It includes aspects related to transitioning to sustainable energy sources, improving energy efficiency, and engaging communities in these processes. The full Guide can be further explored here.
The event brought together participants from the four pilot municipalities—Turda, Câmpia Turzii, Gherla, and Huedin—as well as of other towns and cities interested in the ENERTOWN model.

It provided an opportunity for sharing the results of the project and discussing future plans. The ENERTOWN team kicked off the event with an welcome address, followed by a presentation of the key findings and the methodologies developed during the project, including some perspectives on sustainable urban development practices successfully applied in Norway. The event emphasized continuing the dialogue with local authorities and exploring opportunities to replicate the project’s successes in other regions.

The project “Energy Education for Sustainable Urban Areas – ENERTOWN” is funded by Innovation Norway through the Norwegian Grants 2014 – 2021 (https://www.innovasjonnorge.noWorking together for a green, competitive, and inclusive Europe), under the “Energy Programme in Romania,” with funding of 195,774 EURO and a grant value of 174,696 EURO.