"The SmartEnCity Academy for Zero Carbon Transition” is an online training course for cities, municipalities and smart decision making.

The aim of the SmartEnCity Academy is to follow the straightforward steps of the “Cities4ZERO Urban Transformation Strategy for Cities’ Decarbonisation”, a strategy developed as part of the SmartEnCity project. It has been designed to qualify city and municipality representatives, planners and developers as ambassadors for a carbon free future and to provide them with the necessary tools to help their cities reach their goals of decarbonisation in the near future.

Date: June 2020 (exact date tbc)

Content: This third training course will be moderated by Michele de Santis from RINA Consulting S.p.A. It is focusing on the needs to be included in a city description according to the Paris Agreement, SmartEnCity, Covenant of Mayors, etc. and according to the visions of the cities. We will present the elements that we have included in the baselines and diagnoses in our three Lighthouse Cities, with a focus on Sonderborg. Follower City Asenovgrad will talk about their local approach.


  • Ivanka Pandelieva-Dimova, Sofia Energy Centre, Follower City Asenovgrad
  • Simon Stendorf Sørensen (tbc), PlanEnergi, Lighthouse City Sonderborg

External Guest Speaker:

  • Alis Daniela Torres, Climate Action and Smart Cities - Monitoring, Reporting and Verification Expert - Task Force 5. European Covenant of Mayors.


SmartEnCity Academy

SmartEnCity Academy