• 13 Oct 2021
    16:30 - 18:00

    The Covenant Community: a trailblazer for the Green Transition

    Organiser: Covenant of Mayors office

    Organised by the Covenant of Mayors - Europe Office as part of the European Week of Regions and Cities

    The bottom-up, multi-level governance model of the European Covenant of Mayors, that brings together local governments, regions, member states, citizens and local stakeholders, offers the key political tool towards a Green Transition. This continuous exchange between different governance levels enables Covenant cities to raise awareness about local needs amongst European and national decision-makers and allows to tailor the initiative to fit local expectations of citizens.

    This workshop aims at demonstrating how the Covenant of Mayors multi-level governance works in practice to accelerate the Green Transition, building on examples of the CoMmunity of Supporters (not-for-profit organisms) and Coordinators (regions and provinces). A particular emphasis will be given to the European Committee of the Regions Ambassadors and the role of the 2nd Chamber endorsing and reinforcing the initiative in the Member States, in cooperation with the European Commission, the Covenant of Mayors Office, the European Committee of the Regions, and the National Associations of local and regional governments.

    Agenda of the session