NALAS, the KDZ – Center for Public Administration and Research (link) and the Austrian Association of Cities (link) held a Workshop on European Integration in Vienna, between 17-18 September 2009. At the workshop, representatives from 8 associations discussed important topics related with the challenges of European pre-accession and integration, thoroughly presented by experts and officers of KDZ, the Austrian Association of Cities and Towns, Vienna Municipality and others. Decision making process and information sources for the European Union, implementation of the Structural funds in Austria, financing the City of Vienna, European Energy Efficiency Policies and the Municipal Energy Efficiency Program of Vienna (SEP) and lobbying and networking at EU level were amongst the most actively discussed topics.