The purpose of the thematic networks
is to promote the exchange of ideas and good practices, working
together and collaboration amongst the IAEC cities around
specific issues. These issues may be put forward by the Executive
Committee or by a minimum of five cities from three different countries. Each thematic network is
co-ordinated by one city and aided in this task by a minimum of two other cities.
member cities that propose to create a thematic network must submit a
formal application to the Executive Committee indicating the
objectives, working methodology and Action Plan with which they propose
to carry this out, accompanied by a schedule for doing so.