About the partners

Anatoliki S. A. – Development Agency of Eastern Thessaloniki, Greece    FAMP - Andalusian Federation of Towns and Provinces, SpainIRENA – Istrian Regional Energy Agency L.t.d., CroatiaCEA - Cyprus Energy Agency,

ANATOLIKI S.A. acts as a Centre for the Development of Human Resources and the Improvement of Local Economy in the wider area of Eastern Thessaloniki. 
It was established in 1995 and serves a territory of more than 250.000 inhabitants. 

The centre seeks to combine parallel interventions in different sectors, waste management, energy, mobility, workplaces, governance and the incorporation of these fields in an integrated sustainable development, also through the participation in EU co-funded projects. 
It supports the operational planning of LAs and the operation of the European Network of Elected Greeks in Local Authorities Abroad.

Contact: Christos Papantos,  papantos@anatoliki.gr

FAMP was born in March 1985, and nowadays has 771 affiliated local bodies. Among its statutory purposes is the defense of local autonomy and the representation of local entities before different administrative bodies, local development and values inherent to the region of Andalucía. To this end, it provides services for local bodies, such as technical advice and other activities to foster cooperation and collaboration among local entities and promote the sustainable development of Andalucía and its towns and cities. FAMP has a Committee for Natural Environment, and a working Group ascribed to it, with wide experience in generation processes and methodological tools related to environmental matters.

Contact: Teresa Muela Tudela,

IRENA - Istrian Regional Energy Agency Ltd. Labin, was founded in 2009 by the County of Istria. as an independent non-profit organization, providing services to local decision makers on energy issues in the public and private sectors, households and citizens. We encourage energetics in Istria with conventional energy sources and the promotion of energy efficiency, with the possibility of using renewable energy sources and cogeneration. The main fields of activity are the promotion of energy efficiency, energy savings in public and private sector, the use of renewable energy sources, cogeneration, environmental protection bringing together global issues of fighting climate change with the quality of life in the territory.

Contact: Nikola Petrić,

The Cyprus Energy Agency is an information point to the public, providing education and vocational training.
It provides local and European partnerships and is active in enhancing the role of local authorities in sustainable energy planning issues. 
The Agency has carried out and monitored the implementation of Sustainable Energy Action Plans for Local Authorities and is the official agency for the promotion of the "Covenant of Mayors" and the "Pact of Islands" in Cyprus. 

The Energy Agency has participated in numerous European projects, that cover a wide range of topics, from biofuels from microalgae to training and certification of RES and EE installers. 

Contact: Marios Petrakkas,


GDA - GOZO Development Agency – Gozo Regional Committee, MaltaMetropolitan City of Rome Capital,
GOLEA – Goriška Local Energy Agency, Nova Gorica, SloveniaMIE - Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy,

The Gozo Regional Committee (GRC) was set up through the legislation enacted in 2011 to represent the regional authority for Gozo, the second island of the Maltese archipelago. The legislation assigned to the Committee the role to “protect the natural and urban environment of the locality”. 
The Committee recently set up the Gozo Development Agency (GDA) with the aim to support Gozo in achieving the status of “eco-island” by 2020 through EU-funded projects and local initiatives. Through its strong network of public and private stakeholders, comprising all 14 Local Councils, the Ministry for Gozo and other key actors, GRC is seeking to address the environmental challenges that the island faces.

Contact: George Refalo,


The Metropolitan City of Rome is a local government authority. It represents 121 municipalities (Rome included); more than four million people live and work in the district administered, in an area of 5352 square kilometres. Administrative functions, for the entire metropolitan area, concern different sectors, such as: land use planning, environmental protection, mobility and transport planning, high schools maintenance. With regard to energy and climate policies, the Metropolitan City elaborated its own SEAP and, functions since 2009, as Covenant Coordinator. 
Furthermore it has adopted and carried out a GPP policy with specific targets that are monitored every two years.

Contact: Patrizia Giancotti,


The mission of GOLEA, established in 2006 within the frame of the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme, is the promotion of Renewable Energy Sources and Rational Use of Energy, Efficient technologies, with a view to achieving regional energy self-sufficiency. Main activities are: elaboration of Local Energy Concepts, feasibility studies, long-term strategies in the energy sector, implementation of Energy Management in public buildings, Energy Monitoring and Targeting Technique (M&T), EU projects in the field of EE and RES, financial strategies for Energy Efficiency and use of Renewable Energy Sources, consulting in PPP and EPC, educational activities for youth, awareness raising, etc.

Contact: Vanja Cencič,

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy of Albania coordinates the work of all branches of the energy sector, regional development, industrial policy, (SME) etc, and the implementation of the Stabilization and Association Agreement. The Ministry plays a coordinating role for EU projects.

The mission of the Ministry in the energy sector is the promotion of safe, environmentally responsible and efficient supply and use of energy in all its forms and applications, for the best benefit of the Albanian society as a whole. This vision will increasingly need to integrate, the convergence and complementarities of multiple energy sources and the development of an integrated multinational energy markets.

Contact: Artan Leskoviku,


AREANATejo – Regional Energy and Environment Agency from North Alentejo, PortugalClimate Alliance Italy,
CIMAA – Intermunicipal Community of High Alentejo, Portugal

AREANATejo is a private non-profit organization, created in July 2002 under the SAVE Programme. 
The geographical coverage of AREANATejo comprises 15 municipalities belonging to the District of Portalegre with a total of about 118,000 inhabitants and an average surface of about 6,000 km2. 

AREANATejo has the mission to promote and develop activities that contribute to a major energy efficiency and a major use of endogenous resources, to develop projects and methods for a rational use of energy and resources and to disseminate best available techniques and procedures aiming to promote a local sustainable development. 
Its main areas of expertise are: energy, environment and mobility.

Contact: Diamantino Conceicao,


The non-profit organization Alleanza per il Clima Italia onlus coordinates the European City Network Climate Alliance in Italy. 
The main scope of CAI is to promote and to mainstream sustainable energy, climate and mobility policies into the daily functioning of public administrations for an integrated sustainable local and regional development. CAI is active in developing tools, researching and disseminating exemplary experiences and solutions, capacity building. CAI is since 2010 supporter of the Covenant of Mayors and houses the Covenant helpdesk. The coordination of the 140 cities and territorial entities as members and associate members consists in activities of information, consultancies and campaigns.

Contact: Maria Guerrieri,

CIMAA is an association with 15 municipalities as members. It supports them in questions of health, education, environment, transport, economic and social strategies, be it individually be it coordinating actions between the municipalities and the services of the central administration in the fields of health, education, environment, mobility, economic development, social planning and territorial management. It considers its mission to promote and defend the common interests of the associated municipalities, boosting their integrated and sustained development, valuing partnerships, creating synergies and maximizing complementarities to improve intermunicipal cohesion and promote an stimulate economic and social development in the region.

Contact: Ana Garrido,