Smiltene will take part in the Covenant of Mayors 2019 Twinning Programme
Amongst over 60 applications received, 12 municipalities and 2 Covenant Territorial Coordinators have been selected to take part in the Covenant of Mayors 2019 twinning programme.
Smiltene has been chosen to participate in one of the seven peer-to-peer exchanges that will be organised by the EU Covenant of Mayors Office and funded by the European Commission.
Smiltene’s partner in this programme is the municipality of Milos, Greece. Milos has a population of 4,977 inhabitants and is a signatory of the Covenant of Mayors 2030 targets on climate change mitigation and adaptation. They are already implementing their mitigation and adaptation plan, and given Smiltene’s interest in tourism, buildings and energy the match has been quite interesting for the municipality.
Currently, the local authority is planning a preparatory call with both Milos municipality and and the Covenant of Mayors Office project manager to discuss which municipality will be the first hoster as well as the date of the first twinning visit and learning objectives.
Find out more information about the Twining Programme matches in this link.