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Covenant of Mayors twinning programme: Cities, regions, provinces… Apply now!


The call for the twinning programme of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy is now open!

The programme offers cities, regions and provinces across Europe the opportunity to take part in twinning exchanges that aim to increase local authorities’ capacity and knowledge to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

The programme is open to all Covenant of Mayors signatories and Territorial Coordinators, as well as municipalities, provinces and regions that are not yet part of the Covenant of Mayors Community, under the condition that they join the initiative before their first twinning visit.

The call enables local authorities to participate in two types of exchanges: mentoring and peer-to-peer exchanges.

For this call, a total of 6 twinning exchanges for municipalities and 1 exchange for provinces and regions will be financed.

Local and regional authorities interested in taking part should apply before 15 September 2017, 17:00 CEST by submitting the suitable online application form:

For more information on the European Covenant of Mayors twinning programme, please contact Pier Paolo Saraceno:

Join the International Urban Cooperation Programme (IUC)

Start a city-to-city cooperation!

Cities in the member states of the European Union who wish to exchange with a city facing similar challenges in another global region are encouraged to apply for the International Urban Cooperation (IUC) city-to-city cooperation programme on sustainable urban development. The programme aims to foster links between EU cities and those in Latin America and the Caribbean, India, Japan, and North America. Through the programme, local leaders will be able to connect and gain new perspectives on pressing sustainable development issues.

European cities wishing to be involved, please fill the following template:  by the 11th of September 2018.

For more information, including on eligibility requirements, please click here or contact: