Energy Cities

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Energy Cities
Energy Cities logo.jpg
Founded 1990, Besançon, France
Founder Gérard Magnin
Type Network of cities
Focus Building, Energy Efficiency, Energy, Renewables, Transport, Urbanism
Region served Europe
Method Lobbying, Research, Innovation
Membership 180 member cities
Official language English, Français
Executive Director Claire Roumet
Staff 22

Energy Cities is the European Association of local authorities in energy transition. It represents 1000 towns and cities in 30 countries. From 2013 to 2015, Energy Cities is under the Presidency of the City of Heidelberg (DE). Energy Cities was established as an association of European local authorities in 1990 to put all this into practice. The association premises are located in Brussels (BE) and Besançon (FR). A part of the team works in Budapest (HU), Offenburg (DE), Freiburg-im-Breisgau (DE) and Zürich (CH).[1]

Board of directors[edit]

The Board of Directors of the association is represented by the 11 European cities:[2]

City Country Function in this Board Representative
Bielsko-Biała PL Vice-Presidency Zbigniew Michniowski, Deputy Mayor
Braşov RO Vice-Presidency George Scripcaru, Mayor
Cork County IE Vice-Presidency Alan Coleman, Councillor
Delft NL Member Saskia Bolten, Deputy Mayor
Heidelberg DE Presidency Eckart Würzner, Mayor
Helsinki FI Vice-Presidency Pekka Sauri, Deputy Mayor
Leicester UK Vice-Presidency Michael Cooke, Leader of the Council
Pamplona ES Member Juan Luis Sánchez de Muniáin
Paris FR Vice-Presidency and Treasurer Denis Baupin
Salerno IT Member Eva Avossa
Växjö SE Member Bo Frank, Mayor

Presidency of Energy Cities[edit]

  • 2005-2015 City of Heidelberg (DE), represented by Eckart Würzner, Deputy Mayor of Heidelberg
  • 2000-2005 City of Odense (DK), represented by Søren Møller, Deputy Mayor of Odense
  • 1997-2000 City of Barcelona (ES), represented by Pep Puig, Municipal Councillor in Barcelona
  • 1994-1997 City of Besançon (FR), represented by Robert Schwint, Mayor of Besançon
  • 1990-1994 Robert Schwint, Mayor of Besançon

See also[edit]


  1. ^ About Energy Cities.,8-
  2. ^ Energy Cities Board of Directors.,455-

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