The Association "Energy Efficient Cities of Ukraine" (EECU) was founded in 2007. Today EECU unites more than 70 Ukrainian cities, both large and small scale, from all regions of Ukraine. EECU itself is a member of two European associations of local governments – "Energy Cities" and "Climate Alliance" – and the only national support structure of the Covenant of Mayors in Ukraine.
The priorities of EECU include:
• Development of organisational and management capacity of local governments to solve problems of the urban energy sector based on the international standard ISO 50001:2011 "Energy Management Systems"
• Combine efforts and mobilise available resources of all stakeholders for working out and implementing a new energy policy
• Introduction of modern technical and financial approaches to improve energy conservation, energy efficiency and energy security
• Creation of a new social attitude and behaviour pattern at home for the use of traditional and renewable energy sources and for environmental protection
EECU constantly provides consultations, organises conferences, discussion panels, seminars and workshops, implements joint projects and study visits for its member cities. All activities are intended to help cities implement an energy management system, develop an action plan for their energy policy and involve the public to act together in response to local energy challenges.