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National and International networks

The city of Modena is a member of the following networks:

Civinet Italia

The Italian network Civinet, which is part of the European initiative Civitas, has been created to allow Italian cities to share experiences and best practices for the development and realization of strategies, policies and actions in the field of sustainable mobility. In particular, the network aims at promoting Civitas philosophy and values regarding sustainable mobility to cities, media, citizens and other interested stakeholders; promoting a dialogue with local authorities, ministries and the European Union on the subject of sustainable mobility. In 2014, the network has obtained the official patronage of the Italian Ministry of Environment and Protection of the Land and Sea.

Sito Internet: www.civitas.it

Year of registration of the city of Modena with the network: 2014

Climate Alliance

Climate Alliance is a network that gathers European local and territorial authorities in partnership with indigenous rainforest people with the aim of the protection of the global climate.

The cities involved in the network are committed to reduce greenhouse emissions and to promote projects, new ideas and pilot actions in the environmental field.

Website: www.klimabuendnis.org

Year of registration of the city of Modena with the network: 2002



Covenant of Mayors

The Covenant of Mayors is the main European network for local and regional authorities committed to increase energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources on their territories. Members of the network aim to achieve and exceed the 20% CO2 reduction objective by 2020, through the implementation of Sustainable Energy Action Plans.

Website: www.covenantofmayors.eu

Year of registration of the city of Modena with the network: 2010

Energy-Cities

Energy-Cities is a network of European cities which aim to strengthen the role of local authorities in the field of energy and environmental protection, promoting the exchange of experiences and the development of joint projects in the field of sustainable energy sources, efficiency and energy saving.

The network is actively committed in the promotion of informative campaigns about environmental sustainability and in the launch of pilot actions directed to make public administrations, companies, professionals and citizens aware of energy efficiency.

Website: www.energy-cities.eu

Year of registration of the city of Modena with the network: 1998

 Eurodesk

Eurodesk provides information about European opportunities for young people in the field of culture, training, mobility and volunteering, with the aim of making these opportunities more and more accessible and widespread.

The network is supported by the European Commission and by the Italian Department of Youth and National Civic Service of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.

Website: www.eurodesk.it

Year of registration of the city of Modena with the network: 2007

Europe Direct

Europe Direct is a network which provides information about activities and opportunities offered by the European Union.

The network is coordinated by the Directorate-General Communication of the European Commission.

Its main goal is to communicate to EU citizens what the European Union is, how it is structured and how it works, focusing on European rights, funding and mobility opportunities, and study, training and job chances.

Website: http://europa.eu/europedirect

Year of registration of the city of Modena with the network: 1997

European Forum for Urban Security

European Forum for Urban Security is a European network of local cities and authorities with the joint goal of promoting new policies and strategies for preventing and combating urban crime.

The network is actively engaged in organising seminars and conferences, in developing research and studies and in classifying best practices regarding security policies.

Website: www.efus.eu

Year of registration of the city of Modena with the network: 1996

 EXARC

Exarc gathers several archeological parks and open-air museums. Strong of a century-old tradition, especially in German, Scandinavian and Anglo-saxon worls, these museums create a connection between reaserch ans dissemination.

Through the reconstruction of past settings and activities, re-enactments of historical events and everyday life scenes, these archeological sites are able to communicate to a wide audience, in a strong evocative way, outcomes of archeological excavations and scientific research.

Website: www.exarc.net

Year of registration of the city of Modena with the network: 2004

 Health Cities

 

Created by the World Health Organization, Health Cities promotes policies and activities for the protection of health and sustainable development. It mainly focuses on poor and disadvantaged people and on the most vulnerable categories of citizens.

The network involves local authorities in the development of health initiatives through a process of political commitment, istitutional change, skills improvement and innovative projects.

 

 Website: www.euro.who.int/healthy-cities

 

Year of registration of the city of Modena with the network: 2007

NEMO – Network of European Museum Organisations

NEMO.pngEstablished in 1992, NEMO is an independent network of more than 30,000 national museum organisations all around Europe. The network promotes initiatives to enhance the role of museums in the cultural development of Europe and to foster policies for the enhacement of museums, who are key players in safeguarding cultural heritage, place of sharing and dialogue between different cultures, contexts in which to learn, share and promote social inclusion projects.

Website: www.ne-mo.org

Year of registration of the city of Modena with the network: 2015

Intercultural Cities Programme

Intercultural Cities Programme of the Council of Europe helps cities in capitalizing the benefit of cultural diversity and in elaborating strategies and policies aiming at integration and peaceful coexistence between people of different ethnic, religious and linguistic background, through the involvement of institutions, administrators and policy makers, civil servants, experts, private sector and civil society.

The programme: encourages knowledge and local best practice exchange at international level; promotes the debate among civil servants expert in the field of diversity management and intercultural mediators of different cities in Europe and in the world; gives assistance and support to its members in the implementation of innovative projects in the field of cross-culture; encourages joint initiatives among member cities of the programme.

Website: https://www.coe.int/en/web/interculturalcities/about

 

Year of registration of the city of Modena with the network: 2019

European networks of the cities gather stakeholders of the public and private sector, local and regional authorities, different organisations, NGO, universities, research and training centers and foundations, all interested in comparing and sharing experiences and best practices at transnational level, in order to develop joint projects and deepen the dialogue on specific themes linked to urban policies.

They are also strategically important to enhance dialogue and cooperation among European cities.

The participation of the City of Modena in the networks allows for a comparison with other local realities, the validation of the city experiences in Europe and the international promotion of the city.

The city networks are also an useful tool to search partners for collaborating in EU funding opportunities.