The City of Stuttgart hosted from April 26th to 28th Energy Cities annual conference. Energy Cities is the European Association of local authorities engaged in the energy transition. The association created in 1999 now represents more than 1,000 towns and cities in 30 different countries. Energy Cities is parrtner if the MOLOC project. Its expertise, as well as the strength of its network are an asset for the five MOLOC cities.

The City of Stuttgart is well-known for its industrial activity but also its foresighted climate and energy Policy. The City of Lille was particularly interested in the study visit organised at the "Urbahnschule", a renovated energy plus school. Indeed, Lille is currently sutyding the most efficient way to renovate its municipal buildings, particularly the elementary schools which represent one third of all municipal buildings.

The visit of the positive energy school was very inspiring for the municipal services in Lille, especially the public-private partnerships that were initiated to finance the renovation.