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First AREA 21 workshop in Tartu: gathering of stakeholders to enhace local cooperation

The establishment of local cooperation processes lies at the heart of AREA 21; specifically what motivates public authorities, energy companies, housing associations and residents to participate in energy planning?

AREA 21 at the 17th Annual Strategic Planning Leaders Forum of the Regions and Cities of Russia

Our partner, the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, participated in the “17th Annual Strategic Planning Leaders Forum of the Regions and Cities of Russia”. The event  was scheduled for 22 and 23 October in St. Petersburg…
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Establishing local cooperation: recent activities in the AREA 21 partner city Tampere, Finland

At the core of AREA 21 is not only the technical dimension of energy efficiency, but also the question how improved stakeholder cooperation and cooperative approaches to energy planning contribute to increased efficiency. Against this background…

Joining the EEA Club: AREA 21 partner city Lublin on a quest for the European Energy Award

Experts from the city administration and municipal companies of Lublin are joining efforts to assess, manage and improve the energy efficiency in the city. The specially established interdisciplinary team kicked-off their work on 25th September…
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Participatory processes in the focus – AREA 21 partner meeting in Lublin, Poland

Let there be light: and there was light – as all stared at the building facade of the “Centre for the Meeting of Cultures” flashing with a bright AREA 21 logo during a warm September night. On 17-18 September 2018 the AREA 21 project…
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Öresundskraft and Region Skåne released a film about their goal to become Fossil Fuel-Free by 2020

In 2009, Region Skåne – one of the ten AREA 21 partners - initiated the regional strategy “A Fossil Free Skåne 2020”. One important step was a letter of intent, signed by Region Skåne and the energy company Öresundskraft in 2014.…
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Kohtla-Järve: Roundtable on historic buildings and their value from energy efficiency perspective

On 8 August 2018, the Estonian Ministry of Culture and the Kohtla-Järve Town Government held a seminar with representatives of various ministries who gathered in Ida-Viru County for a working visit. The seminar was structured in different…
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2nd Official Project Meeting in Helsingborg, Region Skåne, Sweden: Progressing Local Project Activities

From 4th – 6th April 2018, AREA 21 held its second official Project Meeting with all Partners. Hosted in Helsingborg by Project Partners Öresundskraft and Region Skåne, the meeting successfully identified the current status of project activities…
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Pursuing energy efficiency at a district level - Kick-Off Meeting provides the start signal for AREA 21

The official AREA 21 kick-off meeting at HafenCity University Hamburg, 15 – 16 November 2017, brought together project partners from across the Baltic Sea Region to actively discuss initiatives for their proposed energy improvement districts. In…