Twinning for a green future


Twinning for a green future

Twinning for a green future is a technical assistance project between Turkey and the European Union whose objective is to strengthen the capacities of Turkish authorities to implement actions related to climate change and the preservation of the environment.

Through Twinning for a green future – with a budget of €1.5 million – from December 2022 and for the following two years, the consortium (to which Zabala Innovation takes part) will support Turkish  local authorities on:

  • increasing the quantity and quality of town-twinning partnerships around the green transition by fostering and involving key stakeholders such as civil society and citizens;
  • increasing the capacities of key institutions (the Union of Municipalities and the Union of Provinces of Turkey, its Ministry of Environment, Urbanisation and Climate Change, and the EU Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Directorate-General) in terms of monitoring, reporting and implementation of grants;
  • achieving visibility for this project;
  • enhance the capacities of key institutions and local authorities on green future, sustainable urbanisation, the existing EU regulatory package and lobbying actions;
  • develop and publish a climate finance roadmap, to provide guidance for new funding opportunities;
  • improving communication between Turkish local authorities and the EU, as well as their participation in European networks.

Zabala Innovation will support the consortium’s activities in bringing cities and provinces closer to one another, contributing to multiple dimensions of their development in a participatory and inclusive manner. Zabala Innovation will support the climate and environment-based actions that will constitute a tool for strengthening the capacities of local administrative authorities and through twinning schemes, enabling the exchange of knowledge and experience with the EU counterparts.

The Zabala Innovation’s team involved will directly participate in capacity building activities related with the increase of the capacity of the authorities in environmental topics, mobilising and promoting networking events and increasing the awareness of the Green Future Theme.

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