Illustration Covenant Coordinators

Covenant Coordinators are public authorities that are in a position to provide strategic guidance, technical and financial support to Covenant of Mayors signatories and municipalities signing up to it.

Alongside financial assistance, Covenant Coordinators typically support signatories in conducting a CO2 emission inventory and/or a climate risk assessment, as well as in preparing and implementing their Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans.

  • Covenant Territorial Coordinators are decentralised authorities, such as regions, provinces or grouping of local authorities,
  • Covenant National Coordinators are national public bodies such as ministries or national energy agencies.

The European Commission recognises them as important allies to support Covenant of Mayors signatories to meet their commitments and increase the impact of the Covenant.

Centru Regional Development Agency

Profile

Country: Romania
Website: http://www.adrcentru.ro

Contact

Main contact: Ovidia Caba
Position: Covenant Team Leader

Strategy

Part of the old historical province of Transylvania, Centru Region is located in central part of Romania. Centru Region was established by the Regional Development Law No. 151/1998, by the voluntary association of six counties that form the region: Alba, Braşov, Covasna, Harghita, Mureş şi Sibiu. Centru Region covers an area of ​​34,100 square kilometers and has a population of 2,520.240 inhabitants (July 1, 2011). Centru Regional Development Agency was founded in the same time with the Centru Region in 1998, by the Regional Development Law No. 151/1998 in order to implement regional development policies in the Centru Region. RDA CENTRU is the executive body of the Regional Development Board, deliberative structure of Centru Region. In the Regional Development Board are represented the presidents of the six County Councils from the region and the mayors of municipalities, towns and villages.

RDA Centru has contributed significantly in promoting the Covenant of Mayors, at the Centru Region level through ENESCOM project - 'European network of information centers in promoting sustainable energy and reducing CO2 emissions in local communities "- contract: IEE/09/667 / SI2.558230.

The strategy of CENTRU RDA is directed to support the adhesion to the Covenant objecties of the municipalities in our territory and to create policies and tools aiming to support in the next programming period the proper implementation of SEAP measures. 

Support provided to signatories

    Promote adhesion to the Covenant of Mayors
    • Dissemination of Covenant promotion materials (brochure, thematic leaflets, etc.)
    • Adaptation / translation of Covenant promotional materials to the national/regional context or development of a specific publication on the Covenant
    • Leverage of own communication tools (e.g. newsletter, website, mailing lists, etc.)
    • Organisation of events
    Provide technical support for the development of the BEI/SEAP and implementation of the SEAP
    • Political and/or technical working group(s) set up
    Facilitate exchange of experience between existing and potential Covenant Signatories
    • Inclusion of the Covenant in the agenda of its working groups, committees or other relevant fora
    Defend the interests of the Covenant in order to facilitate the adhesion to the initiative and the implementation of its requirements
    • Cooperation with the media
    • Organisation of meetings with key stakeholders (e.g. national government representatives, private or banking sector)
    • Actions to raise the political profile of the Covenant of Mayors
    Local Energy days
    • Support to signatories for the organisation of their Local Energy Days
    Last updated at: 7 June 2013
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