The European Commission has revealed the participating cities and communities in the European Union’s mission to make 100 cities climate neutral and smart by 2030.
The Cities mission has a €360 million budget under the Horizon Europe programme for the period 2022-2023.
Out of 377 applications, 9 French local authorities have been selected within the framework of the Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme’s Cities Mission, including our members: the city of Dunkerque, Bordeaux Metropolis and Angers Loire Metropolis, as well as the city of Paris, the city of Marseille, Grenoble-Alpes Metropolis, Nantes Metropolis, the city of Lyon, and Dijon Metropolis.
The implementation platform of the mission, NetZeroCities, will support the initiatives of the 100 participating cities with personalised advice and assistance: additional financing solutions, the possibility of joining large-scale innovations and pilot projects, networking and exchange of best practices between cities, methodologies for involving citizens in projects, etc.
Sustainable City by France congratulates the selected French local authorities and is delighted with this result. This is a clear indication of the efforts that have been made within the framework of the French National Mirror Group – Horizon Europe to inform and support the French applications and to promote public-private synergies in response to the Call for proposals. These Mirror Groups were organised in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, the Ministry of Ecological Transition, France urbaine, Gustave Eiffel University and the National Association for Research and Technology (ANRT).
More information on the mirror Group
Mission: Climate Neutral and Smart Cities
The Mission for Climate Neutral and Smart Cities is one of the five missions of the European Union. This mission aims to support 100 European cities in their transformation towards climate neutrality by 2030, and to make them hubs of inspiration and innovation for all cities.
The EU missions are a new way of providing concrete solutions to some of our biggest challenges. They have ambitious goals and will deliver tangible results by 2030.