In Croatia, the City of Koprivnica, supported by Regional Energy Agency North (REAN), was one of the four winners of the prestigious European Awards for Excellence in Sustainable and Innovation Procurement. It was awarded the prize in category "Innovation Procurement of the Year", thanks to their public procurement of innovation for a complete reconstruction of a building, carried out in close cooperation with Regional Energy Agency North.
The main objective of the EUCF (European City Facility) is embracing the municipalities’ efforts to attract investment funds towards climate and energy action plans. Every municipality and relevant organisations (with LAU(2) codes) from EU member-states and the UK are able to apply. Successful applicants will acquire a total amount of 60,000 € in order to formulate an investment framework in their native language.
Climate protection is becoming one of the main concerns of citizens and they have demonstrated their will for urgent action. In response, the European Union proposed the new European Green Deal, but local authorities across Europe (such as municipalities) have already taken action to mitigate their carbon footprint. Their endeavour has mainly been supported by European, national, regional and local funds mobilised for the Covenant of Mayors action plans. Another important source of financial resources has been the funding provided by citizens in local projects.
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The European City Facility (EUCF), is a EU-funded initiative aiming to provide financial support and services to cities and municipalities. It will support local authorities and groupings of local authorities in developing relevant investment concepts. The facility, armed with a €60,000 grant and technical support via capacity-building activities, will empower local authorities to transform the energy and climate ambitious plans into real investments.
Accelerating transition: How cities and regions make a difference