200 experts and decision makers from 39 European cities have participated in 11 study visits, five work shadowing visits and six mentoring visits under CASCADE's networking and learning programme
Over the past year, more than 200 experts and decision makers from 39 European cities have participated in our CASCADE project on local energy leadership's European peer-to-peer learning and networking programme.
The programme, which ran from February 2013 to February 2014, included 22 peer-to-peer learning and networking activities on the three CASCADE thematic areas: energy efficient buildings and districts; urban transport; and renewable energy generation and distribution.
A further 20 cities, mainly from central and eastern European countries, joined the 19 CASCADE partner cities for these activities: Bacau, Belfast, Bilbao, Brighton & Hove, Bratislava, Budapest, Bydgoszcz, Gdynia, Hamburg, Iasi, London Borough of Haringey, Skopje, Sliven, Rzeszow, Tallinn, Tartu, Timisoara, Tirana, Vilnius and Yerevan.
Participating cities learnt from each other through 11 study visits, five work shadowing visits and six mentoring visits. The programme allowed city experts and decision makers to share experiences and make contact with people working on similar issues and facing similar challenges. This has helped cities to improve existing policies and projects and has inspired new ones.
For more information on CASCADE, visit: www.cascadecities.eu