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)


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Action for Cool Cities: Pathways for carbon reduction in buildings and improvement of outdoor thermal comfort

Action for Cool Cities: Pathways for carbon reduction in buildings and improvement of outdoor thermal comfort


Call for participation: virtual kick-off Event - Connective Cities Learning Process from 30 November…

"Zero-waste city: an elusive goal for municipalities?"

"Zero-waste city: an elusive goal for municipalities?"


Review of the Insight Session on 4 October 2022


Development of bankable project proposals for sustainable urban energy planning in Southeast Europe

02/11/2021 to 04/11/2021

Nearly 50 people from approximately 10 municipalities across 5 countries of Southeastern Europe (SEE) region as well as…


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…


Good practices

Leave no one behind


As part of its support during COVID-19 pandemic, the Municipality of Mionica established a volunteering center to…


Dialogue mechanisms and targeted financial relief


As part of its assistance during the COVID 19 pandemic, the Kotor Municipality has adopted a number of measures to…