South-East Europe Conference Day

Welcome to the South-East Europe Conference Day of the Transport and Climate Change Week 2022!

Join us for an exchange of experiences as well as a panel discussion on integrated energy, transport, and climate planning from the perspective of the Western Balkans and Turkey. This event aims to promote the integration of sustainable transport / urban mobility into strategic energy and climate planning of municipalities in the South-East Europe and our topics will include SECAP and SUMP development as well as the Covenant of Mayors initiative. Our speakers will come from the region as well as from other European countries.

Join us on site on Friday, 13 March 2022!

We are very pleased that this year we will have the opportunity to bring together a selected number of in-person participants from South-East Europe to the Transport and Climate Change Week in Berlin, Germany. Join us online to learn more and engage in the discussions!

WHEN: Friday, 13 May 2022 at 9:30 CEST (UTC+2)
WHERE: Streaming live from Berlin for registered participants

CONTACT: Feel free to get in touch with feedback, questions or ideas contacting

The event is organised by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) financed by the International Climate Initiative (IKI).

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09:30 AM
Welcome and introduction
09:45 AM
Urban mobility – an example from EU cities


Urban Mobility in Berlin – examples of the sustainable urban mobility process and measures implementation, best practices, and learnings from Berlin.


Martin Lutz
Senate Department for Environment, Mobility, Consumer and Climate Protection
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10:15 AM
Energy and climate planning at local level – best practices from the EU and other regions


Challenges of sustainable climate and energy planning at the local level. Experiences of the Regional Development Agency of Ljubljana Urban Region, Slovenia


Matej Gojčić
Development Agency of Ljubljana Urban Region (Slovenia)
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10:45 AM
Networking Break
11:00 AM
Harmonisation of Energy and Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning
Panel discussion


SEE Showcase of good practices in urban mobility (video)

Every city needs to undertake comprehensive planning that includes all strategic sectors. How can best practices be transferred to the SEE region and Turkey? What are the most common obstacles cities face?

Harmonisation of energy and sustainable urban mobility planning (SECAP & SUMP) – Introductory presentation

Fabio Tomasi, Projects Development Unit Manager, Innovation and Projects Institute, AREA SCIENCE PARK, Italy


  • Anuela Ristani, Municipality of Tirana, Deputy Mayor.
  • Mira Radenović , Member of the City Council,  City of  Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Ayşen Erdincler, Head of WG for SECAP preparation, Director of the Environmental protection department of the Istanbul metropolitan municipality
  • Maia Tskhvaradze, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia
  • Sylwia Słomiak, Foundation Forum Energii, Poland
  • Fabio Tomasi, AREA SCIENCE PARK, Italy


Ayşen Erdincler
Istanbul metropolitan municipality
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Anuela Ristani
Municipaltiy of Tirana
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Mira Radenović
City of Novi Sad
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Sylwia Slomiak
Foundation Forum Energii
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Fabio Tomasi
Area Science Park
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Maia Tskhvaradze
Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture
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12:45 AM
Conclusions and closing remarks


Our team

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Open Regional Fund for South-East Europe – Energy, Transport and Climate Protection (ORF-ETC) is implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and co-funded by the European Union (EU). The project focuses on developing regional capabilities in planning and implementing decarbonisation measures in the energy, climate and transport sectors in the Western Balkans. Under the name “EU4 Energy Transition: Covenant of Mayors in the Western Balkans and Turkey”, ORF-ETC provides support to municipalities in locally developing and putting into practice sustainable energy and climate-action plans as part of the globally active Covenant of Mayors initiative. In Turkey, the “EU4 Energy Transition: Covenant of Mayors in the Western Balkans and Turkey” is funded by the European Union and implemented by the Lithuanian Central Project Management Agency (CPMA).

This content was produced with the financial support of the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. Its contents are the sole responsibility of GIZ and do not necessarily reflect the views of the EU or the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.