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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 before15 September 2017, 17:00 CEST by submitting the suitable online application form:

– For municipalities: call for applicationsselection criteriaonline application form

– For provinces and regions: call for applicationsselection criteriaonline application form.

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

A new call of the International Urban Cooperation (IUC) city-to-city cooperation programme on sustainable urban development will also be launched very soon!

European cities wishing to exchange with a city facing similar sustainable urban development challenges in another global region are encouraged to apply. The programme aims to foster links between EU cities and those in China, India, Japan, Latin America and the Caribbean, and North America.

For more info on the IUC city-to-city cooperation programme, please visit or contact