The present guidelines provide basic rules and specificities of using the EU CoM logo, CoM Logo Eastern Partnership and CoM logo in countries, as well as the requirements to the EU4Energy visibility.
The EU4Energy Initiative covers all EU support to improve energy supply, security and connectivity, as well as to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewables in the Eastern Partner countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. It does this by financing projects and programmes that help to reform energy markets and to reduce national energy dependence and consumption. Over the longer term, this makes energy supply more reliable, transparent and affordable, thus reducing energy poverty and energy bills for both citizens and the private sector.
This manual is designed to ensure that actions, wholly or partially funded by the EU, incorporate communication activities to raise awareness of the EU support, its results and its impact.
The special issue is dedicated to the European Sustainable Energy Week 2020, which was very unusual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Totally, 85 Energy Days were organised by the CoM Signatories in the EaP countries, mostly in a digital format. The Newsletter highlights the main figures related to the participation of Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine in the #EUSEW2020, including number and types of activities, social media engagement, regional quiz and special online events held by the CoM East project. You will find out who won second EU Sustainable Energy Award for the Eastern Partnership and learn about the flash mob “Small talk with the Mayor”, in which the leaders of the Covenant community share their experience on how they contribute to sustainable development and green energy transition in the new realia.
In 2019, Ukraine, which is a CoM leader in the Eastern Partnership region, celebrated 10 years of the Covenant in the country. The ninth issue is dedicated to the experience and achievements of Ukrainian municipalities within the initiative that changed the energy profile of Europe and the attitude of its citizens towards energy and climate. You will learn of the main country facts and figures, a new networking tool for mayors of the Ukrainian CoM Signatories – Municipal Platform for Energy & Climate Transition as well as 17 Demonstration Projects implemented in Ukraine under the CoM-DeP Programme. The newsletter also informs about the Joint Steering Committee (SC) meeting of the two CoM projects in Tbilisi, as well as the most important capacity building, information and promotion activities for CoM Signatories in EaP countries.
Moldovan Signatories of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy are in the focus of this issue. How does it work in the country? You will learn about the progress of Moldova on the way to fulfilling the commitments undertaken under the CoM initiative. The newsletter presents a new exchange programme City2City recently launched by the CoM East project team to establish a platform for sharing experience between municipalities. Also, it informs about the first meetings of the Municipal Development Coordination Platform, so called or Covenant of Mayors Club, held in most of the EaP countries. Finally, the issue briefly describes the most important capacity building, information and communication activities carried out by the CoM East project experts in the Eastern Partnership countries.