Network in Southeast Europe

Our network

Connective Cities Network Southeast Europe (SEE) is active in the countries of the Western Balkans (WB) and the Eastern Partnership (EaP) and supports local actors and urban practitioners in developing locally adapted solutions for sustainable urban development using international expertise. Actors in the network come from a diverse institutional landscape, such as donor-supported local projects, regional associations and networks, national associations, private sector companies, city administrations and public enterprises, national authorities.

Through the network, members will:

  1. Design local frameworks for ecological, social and economic urban development
  2. Strengthen municipal actors as development actors
  3. Place people at the center of urban development
  4. Make cities resource-efficient and climate-friendly
  5. Learn from each other and jointly develop solutions for current challenges

 


Our focus

Two learning processes are planned in the Southeast Europe (SEE) network, which will be implemented in the current phase of the project (2019 - 2022):

  1. Integrated urban development (important general trends: demographic, economic, urban development and governance, and climate change)
  2. Renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Learning and peer-to-peer exchanges are fostered through a guided project development process along the following methodology: identification and call for themes, dialogue event, local project workshop, expert missions, financial advisory support, and virtual support.

Urban practitioners from Southeast Europe can build a strong support network with peers from Germany and across the region, stimulating innovation and roll-out of cutting-edge urban solutions that can contribute to advancing the sustainable development of their communities.


Our activities

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Interested? Would you also like to contribute your expertise? For further information, please contact Irakli Samkharadze, Connective Cities' regional coordinator for Southeast Europe: irakli.samkharadze(at)giz.de
 


News

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The city of Krusevac during the pandemic

The city of Krusevac during the pandemic

12.08.2021

Successful measures of the Serbian city in the area of prevention, health and protection of…

Municipal Response to COVID-19: Driving smart city development

Municipal Response to COVID-19: Driving smart city development

06.08.2021

Video with insights into the virtual global exchange on April 29, 2021

Publication

Sustainable urban energy planning in Southeast Europe - Infographics

2021 - compiled for the Regional Virtual Dialogue Event 17-21 May 2021

Connective Cities

Sustainable urban energy planning in Southeast Europe (SEE)

2021 - A concept paper for Connective Cities regional virtual dialogue event, 17-21 May 2021

Connective Cities


Insights

Sustainable Urban Energy Planning in Southeast Europe

17/05/2021 to 21/05/2021
virtueal event

Approximately 90 experts and urban practitioners from more than 30 municipalities within 9 countries of Southeast…

 

Climate Resilient Urban Development in Southeast Europe

26/10/2020 to 05/11/2020

From October 26th until November 6th 2020 around 30 urban practitioners from 11 Southeast European cities (from 8…

 

Good practices

Energy efficiency for rural development in the municipality of Keda

24/09/2021

Several projects have helped to make the community of Keda in Georgia greener by enabling innovations in infrastructure…

 

Towards Climate Neutrality in Lviv

26/07/2021

Lviv has the vision to become a climate neutral city. Starting off with the systemic implementation of energy solutions,…

 

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