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5th Slovak National Covenant Club Meeting

The 5th Slovak National Covenant Networking Meeting took place from 14 May to 15th May 2013 in the City of Pezinok.
Pezinok is known as the old vintner’s town surrounded by slopes of Small Carpathian Mountain and situated only 25 km from Bratislava. The Mayor of Pezinok Mr. Oliver Solga is Chairman of the CITENERGO Association.
The National CoM Platform brought together local authorities and national actors. The aim was to discuss new challenges for Covenant of Mayors for the future programming period 2014-2020 and to develop common priorities for Slovak regions and municipalities with focus on the National Strategic Framework 2014 -2020 preparation in terms of decentralised energy, territorial cohesion and adaptation to climate change.
The two days Covenant National Platform Meeting gathered about 40 participants including representatives of Slovak ministries (Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Transport and Slovak Innovation Energy Agency), local and regional authorities from all over the country, including Covenant signatories; local energy agencies, universities, professional associations and NGOs.
During the session the NET-COM video was presented and received positive feed-back from the mayors and National Platform members. They stress the importance to combine our efforts at national and European levels and to ask the European Commission to set up new funding approaches and cooperation schemes which help to realise energy transition of our cities and towns and support the local action for sustainable development.

Project coordinated by Energy Cities,Supported by Intelligent Energy – Europe: for a sustainable future and ADEME