Network in Southeast Europe

Our network

Connective Cities - International Community of Practice for Sustainable Urban Development - has been supporting municipal stakeholders and urban practitioners in developing locally adapted solutions since 2013 by

  • bringing together municipal practitioners to exchange municipal expertise;
  • disseminating knowledge for sustainable urban development;
  • supporting peer-to-peer consultation for the development of local solutions.

Our focus

SEE region brings together different municipalities, NGOs and CSOs, research institutions, urban practitioners, and other interested parties around the following challenging topics of their interest to improve and disseminate good practices:

  • Renewable Energy development
  • Sustainable rural-urban Tourism development
  • Ukrainian Resilience after the war
  • Urban biodiversity – the income for cities, recreation for citizens
  • Cities’ role in Mining industry development
  • Municipalities Ensuring Human rights protection
  • Action for Cool Cities: pathways for carbon emission reduction and improvement of outdoor thermal comfort (together with MENA region)

The Learning Process

Renewable energy options at municipal level

The proposed learning process, which will take place from October 2023 to October 2024, aims to promote the exchange of relevant municipal expertise in the field of renewable energy through facilitated peer-to-peer consultation between municipal practitioners from South East Europe and Germany. The event aims to provide a wide range of information through interaction, knowledge and experience sharing between participants and to address the latest developments and research findings relevant to the region.
In order to narrow down and focus the discussions within the specific areas of work, the following thematic priorities have been identified:

  1. Efficiency measures, energy saving measures for municipal infrastructure and green spaces.
  2. Renewable energy supply for municipal buildings (photovoltaic and heat pump) and infrastructure (street lighting, recreation areas, etc.)
  3. How can municipalities encourage their residents to purchase their own small-scale renewable energy systems?
  4. Promoting innovative municipal financing for sustainable energy

Our activities

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Interested? Would you also like to contribute your expertise? For further information, please contact Ms. Ketevan Papashvili, Connective Cities' regional coordinator for Southeast Europe: ketevan.papashvili(at)


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Promoting Sustainable Mining Industries

Promoting Sustainable Mining Industries


Review of the Insight Session on 23 April 2024

Enhancing Renewable Energy Solutions

Enhancing Renewable Energy Solutions


Regional Learning Experiences in Southeast Europe/Caucasus


Resilience in Times of War - Municipal Exchange between Ukraine and Germany

2024 - Summary of the Connective Cities' Project Planning Workshop from 28 to 29 November 2023 in Munich

Connnective Cities

Eredvi Municipality (Georgia) grants renewable energy solutions for IDP settlements

2024 - A good practice to aid internally displaced families dispersed throughout Georgia

Connective Cities

Learning Process: Renewable Energy Options on the Municipal Level

2024 - Connective Cities kick-off dialogue event from 10 to 12 October 2023 in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Connective Cities

Water-sensitive urban planning – How can heavy rain and storm water be better managed?

2023 - Results of the Connective Cities dialogue event from 6 to 8 December 2022 in Cologne in cooperation with Stadtentwässerungsbetriebe Köln (StEB Köln) and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)

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

30/11/2022 to 01/12/2022

As the first step of the learning process ‘Action for Cool Cities- Pathways for carbon reduction in buildings and…


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…


Good practices

KOTOR - centuries young town on the map of the rainbow cities


A UNESCO-protected small town with a rich history and cultural heritage, Kotor is an attractive destination with a lot…


Leave no one behind


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