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
Method Lobbying, Research, Innovation
180 member cities
Official language
English, Français
Executive Director
Claire Roumet

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
Heidelberg DE Presidency Eckart Würzner, Mayor
Bielsko-Biała PL Vice-Presidency Zbigniew Michniowski, Deputy Mayor
Bornova TR Vice-Presidency Olgun Atila, Mayor
Brussels-Capital Region BE Vice-Presidency Evelyne Huytebroeck, Minister
Växjö SE Vice-Presidency Bo Frank, Mayor
Dijon FR Treasurer Jean-Patrick Masson, Deputy Mayor
Leicester UK Secretary Rory Palmer, Councillor
Delft NL Member Stephan Brandligt, Deputy Mayor
Helsinki FI Member Pekka Sauri, Deputy Mayor
Pamplona ES Member Valentin Alzina de Aguilar, Deputy Mayor
Riga LV Member Olga Veidina, Deputy 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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