EUKI Newsletter

EUKI Newsletter

Date: 07 October 2020

Dear EUKI Community, 


at the European Climate Initiative, we are proud to announce that this autumn, a record high of up to 32 new European climate action projects from our 4th  call for ideas will pick up their work. Moreover, we are especially delighted to welcome the first projects from the Western Balkans to the EUKI Community and we are exited about venturing into new areas as climate architecture and green start-up incubation.  


While our newcomers make their first steps, we are already right in the middle of preparing the 5th EUKI call for ideas, which will be launched in less than two months, on November 25. Therefore, we recommend you to keep an eye on the EUKI website as well as our socials Twitter and Facebook, where we will soon publish all relevant information on the next EUKI funding round and present our incoming projects from the 4th call in detail.


Furthermore, also our EUKI projects themselves are looking for smart contributions that accelerate climate action in Europe: EUKI project TANDEM III has recently launched its call for ideas for the next Franco-German Energy Transition Week taking place in January 2021. Non-profit organisations from France and Germany can submit their ideas until October 18. Read more about the project’s “tandem” approach and their current cross-border funding opportunity in the EUKI news article “Energy Transition: Ideas and action(s) wanted”. 


Our partner organisation International Journalist’s Programmes (IJP) has selected journalists from 13 European countries for a scholarship, who will be part of the new IJP exchange programmes. We are looking forward to their stories and invite you to read more about recent developments around the European Climate Initiative in our newsfeed below.


Yours sincerely,


Stefan Bundscherer

Director European Climate Initiative (EUKI) 


Our Buildings supports multi-level governance dialogue on building renovation in Bulgaria

Over summer, EUKI Project "Our Buildings" visited four pilot municipalities in Bulgaria to support local renovation strategies. 

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Vertical Workshop: Anchoring Climate Action and Energy Efficiency in Bulgarian Schools

BEACON once again connected actors from the local level with national ministries by organising a ‘vertical integration’ workshop for climate action. This time in Bulgaria. 

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Energy Transition: Ideas and action(s) wanted

EUKI project TANDEM launched its call for ideas for the Franco-German Energy Transition Week 2021. The application window is open until 18 October 2020. 

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Catalogue of ideas for campaigning for local climate action

PNEC, Energy Cities, and adelphi have compiled a catalogue of ideas for your local climate action campaigns, activities, and initiatives.

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Scholarships on climate and energy issues for journalists: Make three from one

IJP's climate and energy journalism project offers new scholarships to interested journalists from 13 European countries. 

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Published by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Potsdamer Platz 10
10785 Berlin
In charge of
this newsletter:
Stefan Bundscherer
Edited by: Oliver Hölcke
Anselm Bareis 
Funding Programme European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
Potsdamer Platz 10
10785 Berlin, Germany

'The European Climate Initiative (EUKI) is a project financing instrument of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), based on a decision of the German Bundestag. The Financing Programme EUKI is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.'



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