European Urban Knowledge Network Conference: Energy Efficient Cities

Start/Stop Date:
06–07 Nov 2013
European Urban Knowledge Network
Oradea, Romania
Focus Areas:
Energy efficiency
Type of Event:

Energy efficiency is a top political priority in Europe. Our economy is expected to be low-carbon by 2050. This requires a massive transition. The sense of urgency of this transition is not disputed. But  if we are going to realise the targets, how will we do it? Cities play a key role in a more energy efficient society, since they are the major energy and resource consumers. Action at the local level is needed to prepare cities for this challenge.

The 2013 annual conference of the European Urban Knowledge Network (EUKN) ‘Energy Efficient Cities’ will present the main challenges and opportunities for cities to contribute to the energy efficiency targets.

It will take place in Oradea, Romania, on 6 -7 of November 2013, and it will be entirely in English.

To participate, please fill in the registration form.

Experts from Europe – policy makers, researchers and practitioners at EU, national and local levels – will contribute to a two-day international knowledge festival.  Through interactive workshops the different aspects of energy efficiency in the built environment will be presented. Topics include energy service companies, the social neighbourhood, historic buildings, citizen participation and behaviour change. On-site visits to projects in Oradea and presentations of good practices from all over Europe will give participants a deeper insight into concrete instruments and policies for further strengthening the effectiveness of local energy efficiency actions.

If you need answers on how to make historic buildings energy efficient, how to develop behaviour change strategies, how to renovate vast groups of buildings at a low cost or if you just want to take a look into the future of sustainable cities, these are two days you do not want to miss!

Details of the conference programme will be published in the next weeks on
For further inquiries, please contact Ana Poças: +31 70 302 8484,  or