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Profile of registrant

Energy Cities

Identification number in the register: 11514322965-05
Registration date: 07/01/10 17:38:28

The information on this organisation was last modified on 11/12/13 16:07:57
The date of the last annual update was 11/12/13 14:35:06

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Energy Cities
Acronym: Energy Cities
Legal status: Non-profit organisation
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Gérard MAGNIN
Position: Executive Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Frédéric BOYER
Position: Chargé des affaires européennes

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 2 Chemin de Palente 
Telephone number: (+33) 381653680
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Energy Cities Brussels Office
1, square de Meeûs
BE-1000 Brussels
tel. +32 2 213 83 54

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Energy Cities is a non-profit association of European municipalities committed to sustainable energy policies and active in sharing its experience and know-how with its members since its foundation in 1990. The association represents about 1,000 members from 30 States of which nearly 200 have individually joined Energy Cities. Today, the President is the city of Heidelberg (DE).

Energy Cities promotes energy efficiency, renewable energy and distributed generation with three primary objectives:
• Strengthen the role of local authorities and improve their skills
• Represent their interests and influence decisions at European level
• Encourage exchange of know-how and promote action on the ground

Its main activities and the objectives of its numerous own initiatives are:
- Foster exchange of experiences in the field of integrated energy management (incl. promotion of renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy diversification) amongst European municipalities, incl. in New Member States and Candidate Countries
- Disseminating information on EU energy policies and launching campaigns for their implementation on local level (e.g. for the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive-EPBD)
- Organisation of conferences, seminars, working groups and training courses with local authority representatives on a broad range of energy issues
- Finding new ways to positively communicate current energy issues with an increasing utilization of ICT (newsletters, blogs, forums, on-line editors, etc.) and share them with its members
- Analysis and dissemination of municipal projects and good practice in the sustainable energy field
- Networking with municipalities engaged in sustainable energy initiatives and projects
- Influencing Community legislation by participating on behalf of its members in the consultation process and entering into dialogue with European institutions.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 4
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Claire Roumet 12/04/14 10/04/15
Frédéric Boyer 12/04/14 10/04/15
Alix Bolle 12/04/14 10/04/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

With as main goal the promotion of local sustainable policies, Energy Cities has great interests in European policies, regulations and programmes of various fields. To set up ambitious local policies aiming at reducing the overall energy consumption of a city, Mayors have to invest in various sectors (e.g. spatial planning, building, urban mobility, citizens awareness, renewable energy production, etc.).
Energy Cities is therefore interested in several fields of action and aims at facilitating integrated approach between those various sectors.
Whereas a municipality alone has little influence in the European political process, Energy Cities is able to combine the forces of all to take more appropriate action.
Energie-Cités regularly publishes opinions or position papers as well as contributes to public consultations on matters related to local sustainable energy.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Transport


Total number of members that are natural persons: 1,000
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Energy Cities regularly contributes to informal networking with other European or National Associations and Networks of Local Authorities or stakeholders working in the field of sustainable energy and transport issues. These networking activities allow Energy Cities:
• to foster exchange of know-how with other partners,
• to manage projects (e.g. Energie-Cités leads the Consortium in charge of the Covenant of Mayors initiative, is partner of the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign, and other European initiatives)
• to build common opinions and position papers so as to contribute to public consultations and lobby European Institutions.

Energy Cities is currently developing together with a series of partners a Think-Tank called “Imagine” thats aims at promoting the transition towards a low energy city with a high quality of life for all, accelerate such a momentum, induce others and stimulate as many opportunities for change as possible.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 2,606,576
of which public financing: 2,079,402
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 685,350
- Grants: 1,065,585
- from national sources: 328,467
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 527,174
- donations: 0
- contributions from members: 376,875
Sponsorship : 36,722
financial products : 15,442
the profit : 98,135
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.