Network in South-East Europe

Our network

Connective Cities Network South East Europe 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 South Eastern Europe 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 South-East 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 South-East Europe: irakli.samkharadze(at)


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Digitalisation of Municipal Services in Southeast Europe (SEE) and Caucasus

Digitalisation of Municipal Services in Southeast Europe (SEE) and Caucasus


Review of the virtual expert exchange on October 7, 2020

Virtual exchange on establishing an organisation of informal resource collectors in Mitrovica, Kosovo

Virtual exchange on establishing an organisation of informal resource collectors in Mitrovica, Kosovo


Developing structures for better organisation of the informal waste sector together with the…


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Plastic waste: the contribution of municipal waste management to tackle the issue

03/12/2019 to 05/12/2019
Stadreinigung Hamburg Hamburg, Germany


Almost 40 local practitioners from 13 cities, 9 countries and 4 continents intensively exchanged their experiences on…


Clean air through climate-friendly urban transport

20/02/2018 to 22/02/2018
Tbilisi, Georgia

The international cities platform Connective Cities in cooperation with the municipality of Tbilisi as well as regional…


Good practices

Networking to Save Energy


Five Southeast European capitals - Zagreb, Sarajevo, Podgorica, Skopje and Tirana - have joined hands with Freiburg im…