Illustration Covenant Coordinators

Covenant Coordinators are public authorities that are in a position to provide strategic guidance, technical and financial support to Covenant of Mayors signatories and municipalities signing up to it.

Alongside financial assistance, Covenant Coordinators typically support signatories in conducting a CO2 emission inventory and/or a climate risk assessment, as well as in preparing and implementing their Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans.

  • Covenant Territorial Coordinators are decentralised authorities, such as regions, provinces or grouping of local authorities,
  • Covenant National Coordinators are national public bodies such as ministries or national energy agencies.

The European Commission recognises them as important allies to support Covenant of Mayors signatories to meet their commitments and increase the impact of the Covenant.

Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES)


Country: Greece


Main contact: Evi Tzanakaki
Position: Project Manager
Phone: +30 210 6603256

Support provided to signatories

    Promote adhesion to the Covenant of Mayors
    • Dissemination of Covenant promotion materials (brochure, thematic leaflets, etc.)
    • Leverage of own communication tools (e.g. newsletter, website, mailing lists, etc.)
    • Organisation of events
    Provide financing to Covenant Signatories for the development of their BEI/SEAP and implementation of the SEAP
    • Direct financial support: Source (choose between: EU funding, national funding, own budget, private funding, other: please specify)
      > EU funding
    Provide technical support for the development of the BEI/SEAP and implementation of the SEAP
    • Political and/or technical working group(s) set up
    • Development or adaptation of technical guidelines
    Facilitate exchange of experience between existing and potential Covenant Signatories
    • Creation of experience-sharing opportunities between signatories (e.g. Extranet, discussion forum, blogs, etc.)
    • Inclusion of the Covenant in the agenda of its working groups, committees or other relevant fora
    • Support to peer-review and mentoring by experienced signatories
    Defend the interests of the Covenant in order to facilitate the adhesion to the initiative and the implementation of its requirements
    • Cooperation with the media
    • Organisation of meetings with key stakeholders (e.g. national government representatives, private or banking sector)
    • Actions to raise the political profile of the Covenant of Mayors
    Local Energy days
    • Support to signatories for the organisation of their Local Energy Days


    CoM Coordinators and Supporters join to strengthen local capacity in Greece
    Category: Other
    Description: The National Working Group of Supporting Structures, established through the IEE Energy for Mayors Project, held its 1st meeting in Athens on 28/12/ 2012, hosted by the Union of Greek Regions and organized by the National Coordinator, CRES. Two Coordinators and four Supporters joined other potential Supporting Structures to record the challenges faced by municipal and regional authorities in meeting the CoM commitments and to discuss strategies to enhance the support provided. The 98 CoM Signatories lack in human and financial resources, mostly due to the economic crisis, but have not given up their belief that sustainable energy action has the potential to upgrade local society, economy, environment and quality of life.  More best practice examples, more information on alternative financing instruments, more coordinated joint efforts towards policy makers are required 
    Signatories involved: Amyndeo


    Rate this benchmark: BadPoorFairGoodExcellent (7 votes)

    Benchmarks Language
    CoM Coordinators and Supporters join to strengthen local capacity in Greece en
    Συναντηση Συντονιστων και Υποστηρικτων el
    Last updated at: 21 January 2015
    The sole responsibility for the content of this website lies with the authors. It does not reflect the opinion of the European Union. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.
    To exchange
    via your mobile
    To become fan
    of the Covenant page
    To subscribe to the
    Rss feeds
    To receive news
    in real-time
    With the political support of the European Commission With the political support of the European Commission. Website coordinated by the Covenant of Mayors Office.
    News | Agenda | Site map | RSS help | Credits | Legal