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Covenant of Mayors
  Covenant Quarterly Newsletter April 2011  
Vila Nova de Gaia unlocking its energy investment potential
Interview with Energaia Director, Mr. Luís Castanheira. Covenant Signatory since 2009, Vila Nova de Gaia is one of the successful applicants to benefit from the European Local ENergy Assistance (ELENA) facility, financed by the Intelligent Energy-Europe programme and managed by the European Investment Bank (EIB). The Portuguese city applied to ELENA in order to develop a successful investment programme and finance the measures foreseen in its Sustainable Energy Action Plan. ELENA notably (...) Read more
  Inspiring Achievements
  In the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), which took place from 11 to 15 April 2011, Covenant of Mayors cities have been busy engaging into awareness-raising activities, through the organisation of numerous energy days and (...) Read more On 6 April 2011, the Cities of Zagreb, Podgorica, Sarajevo and Skopje, all committed to the Covenant of Mayors, decided to create a signatories club bringing together South-Eastern European capitals. With the support of the Open Regional Funds (...) Read more  
  Latest Highlights
  A brand-new Covenant of Mayors website was officially launched at the beginning of April to better showcase the exemplary actions of Covenant actors, give easier access to valuable information sources and other forms of support and facilitate (...) Read more The signatories profiles of the new Covenant of Mayors website now feature a dedicated download section, making the action plans available to the whole Covenant community. To contribute to this new development, and share the impacts of their (...) Read more The European Commission Directorate-General for development and cooperation has published a €2.5 million call for proposals “supporting the participation of Eastern Partnership and Central Asian cities in the Covenant of Mayors”. Launched on 8 (...) Read more  
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