A sneak peek into Derry’s replication actions

Despite the pandemic, the STARDUST project is moving forward with its capacity building workshops with its Follower Cities by going virtual starting with the Northern Irish city of Londonderry

On 3 July 2020, the STARDUST project organised an online Capacity Building Workshop (CBWS) for the Follower City of Derry/Londonderry (Northern Ireland, UK) as part of the activities focused on knowledge transfer and its deployment to follower cities.



The CBWS belongs to a series of more or less 16 CBWS to be organised within WP5 as part of STARDUST to support our Follower Cities in their replication efforts and foster the flow of knowledge between our Follower and Lighthouse Cities. So far, there have been 7 CBWS, out of which 6 prior to the pandemics. In view of the ongoing pandemic, the CBWS are to be held virtually, which is contrary to what was planned initially.

The objective of this summer’s CBWS session is to make sure that the Follower city of Derry has everything it needs to acquire to fulfill its major objective of becoming carbon neutral by 2045. Experts and representatives from the City of Derry, Tampere, and Limerick (+CityxChange), VTT, Officinae Verdi and Greenovate! Europe shared their knowledge and experience with one another to do so. Apart from presenting the Regional Energy Strategy of Derry and giving short insights into the status of its replication plan elaborated within the STARDUST project, the CBWS offered inspiring presentations on Accessing Energy Data and Business Modelling and funding sources in Northern Ireland.

More of these workshops are expected to take place this December 2020.

The inspiring presentations from the workshop were recorded and can be accessed on our YouTube page by clicking here.


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