The Covenant of Mayors welcomes all levels of governance, as well as relevant supporting organisations, agencies and associations, to join the initiative and help fast-track local climate and energy action. See below for more details on how you can join.
Covenant Supporters are defined as not-for-profit organisations (associations of local and regional authorities, networks, local and regional energy agencies…) with the capacity to promote the Covenant of Mayors and to mobilise and support their members and/or local governments to reach the Covenant of Mayors’ objectives.
They take action on their territories and areas of expertise (e.g. energy, environment, water, air), and at different levels of governance (e.g. European, national, regional or local) to promote the Covenant of Mayors initiative and support their signatories. With expert knowledge of the regulatory, legislative and financial framework under which they operate - be it at the local, regional, national or European level – Covenant Supporters are ideally placed to provide tailored advice to signatories and identify synergies with existing initiatives.
Networks and Associations of Local and Regional Authorities, European federations, local and regional thematic agencies (energy/environment) can join as Covenant Supporters.
Should you require further information, please contact the Covenant Supporters Helpdesk: firstname.lastname@example.org
The advantages of becoming Covenant Supporter are manifold:
Endorsement and recognition from the European Commission
Receive large visibility on an international scale, notably through promotion of their actions and events on the Covenant website
Networking, experience and knowledge-sharing with European counterparts
Possibility to promote local authorities’ and own best practices
Participation in dedicated discussion groups, workshops, and other experience-sharing platforms
Consolidation of territorial development and strengthening of local governance
Associations of Local Authorities, Networks, Agencies interested in obtaining the status of Covenant Supporter should go through the following steps:
N.B. Most Agencies and their networks could be eligible and will be encouraged to sign the commitment pledge and to become active supporters of the Covenant of Mayors initiative, with the exception of those for-profit agencies, with a project-by-project mandate and mostly privately financed. However the decision will be made on a case-by-case basis, and eligibility can be checked through the helpdesk.
After confirmation of eligibility, complete and sign the Commitment Statement sent by the Covenant of Mayors Office
Upon reception of the duly filled-in and signed Commitment Statement, the Covenant of Mayors Office will create an online profile for your organisation. It will allow you to actively participate in the Covenant of Mayors community and help you to better support your associated signatories.
Covenant Supporters can join the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy at any time.