Project ideas and financing stream

2017 International Climate Alliance Conference

Throughout the conference you can make use of several offerings on financing for local climate action. Receive advice on getting project ideas funded, get involved in the development of projects, find partners, find out how others are implementing innovative financing options and much more!

Want to learn more? Contact us at financing(at)

Key moments

  • Project lab stand:Get advice on getting your projects off the ground | complete conference duration
  • Meet the experts:Talk to experts on funding programmes face to face at the Project lab stand | September 22, 12:00 – 13:30
  • Workshop:Project ideas laboratory – Finding funding opportunities and project partners | September 22, 10:30 – 12:00
  • In situ session:Local financing for local energy – learn more about how citizens in your city can finance sustainable energy projects on their own | September 21, 11:00 – 13:00

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The Project Lab Stand

Throughout the conference, participants can get advice on getting project ideas funded, find partners with similar interests and even get involved with already running projects at the Project Lab Stand.

  • Do you have a good project idea for local climate action?
  • Are now looking for partners to take your ideas to the next step?
  • Do you know what you want to do but are not sure which funding programme to apply for?

Tell us about it and get your idea presented at the Project Lab Stand. Fill in the project ideas form below by 8 September and take the first step towards getting your project idea off the ground!

Project ideas form | Meet a funding expert sign up

Want to learn more? Contact Florian Debève at f.debeve(at)

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Meet the experts

Get the opportunity to meet experts from EU funding programmes, the German "Nationale Klimaschutzinitiative" and the Climate Alliance team:

  • Ute Micke and Priska Sonntag of Projektträger Jülich (National Contact Point Horizon 2020 Energy for Germany) will answer questions on the H2020 Societal challenge Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy, including Smart Cities and Communities
  • Edouard Gatineau of the Urban Innovative Actions Initiative will answer questions on Urban Innovative Actions & INTERREG
  • Silke Lunnebach of Climate Alliance will answer questions on Development education and awareness raising (DEAR)
  • Anna Lotta Nagel of the Service- und Kompetenzzentrum Kommunaler Klimaschutz (SK:KK) will answer questions for German municipalities on Fördermöglichkeiten für Kommunen im Rahmen der Nationalen Klimaschutzinitiative (NKI)

Direct sessions with experts on European and national funding programmes will take place on 22 September between 12:00 and 13:30, as part of the Marketplace.

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Project ideas laboratory

Sign up for workshop number 1, The Project Ideas Laboratory, to find funding opportunities and project partners, on 22 September 2017 from 10:30 – 12:00 with contributions from:

  • Giustino Piccolo and Jeppe Jensen, Climate Alliance European Secretariat
  • Ute Micke and Priska Sonntag, Project Management Jülich – Horizon 2020 Energy  National Contact Point for Germany
  • Edouard Gatineau, Urban Innovative Actions Initiative
  • Anna Lotta Nagel, Service- und Kompetenzzentrum Kommunaler Klimaschutz (SK:KK)

Workshop Agenda (pdf) | Project ideas form | Conference registration | Meet an expert sign up

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Local financing for local energy

Sign up for in situ session number 9, Local financing for local energy, on 21 September 2017 from 11:00 – 13:00, VHS Essen with contributions from:

  • Dagmar Wolsing, City of Essen – Regionale EnergieEffizienz Genossenschaften REEG (Regional Energy Efficiency Cooperatives)
  • Tine Heyse, City of Ghent – Buurzame Stroom (Neighborhood Energy)  
  • Daan Creupelandt, – How to set up cooperation with cooperatives: The coop point of view

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