In Hungary, four municipalities have committed to take on a pioneering role of breathing even more life into their Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) by introducing an Energy Management System (EnMS). Such actions let them lead by example for other local authorities all across the country by being active stakeholders in C4S activities and especially in its competition. These municipalities aim to demonstrate that, despite the financial, organisational and other obstacles which can sometimes be common in Hungary, local authorities can still contribute successfully to national and EU energy efficiency and sustainability goals, bearing responsibility for future generations of their communities alike.