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ICLEI European Secretariat GmbH


The organization

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is an international association of local governments and national / regional local government organisations that have made a commitment to sustainable development. Founded in 1990, ICLEI’s network has grown to 1,500 local governments dedicated to sustainable development. ICLEI encompasses 200 European members from 35 countries and include municipalities from small towns to large cities. ICLEI Europe provides technical consulting, training, events, (online) information and communication services to build capacity, share knowledge, and support local governments in the implementation of initiatives furthering sustainable development. ICLEI is uniquely positioned to facilitate the discussion amongst local governments and various stakeholders about innovative solutions for the challenges related to urban mobility. The organisation has established communication channels towards cities, national and EU institutions, research, NGOs and businesses.

Role in the project

ICLEI convenes an Uptake Cities Group that acts as a sounding board for the project, and coaches local governments in the process of planning the integration of e-charging infrastructure solutions developed in the pilot cities in their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). ICLEI further supports dissemination of the project results, amongst others by dedicating one edition of the established conference series ‘Informed Cities Forum’ to GreenCharge.