Drawing inspiration from Mission cities: become a twin city to accelerate your transition

Join the latest programme designed to help cities replicate efforts from pilots of the Cities Mission

Do you want to accelerate your climate transition? Don’t wait! Apply for the NetZeroCities Twinning Learning Programme!

It’s a 20-month programme for knowledge sharing and transfer of good practices between upcoming selected Twin Cities, and the cities that were selected to join the NetZeroCities’ Pilot Cities Programme.

From 8 April, applications are welcome from cities outside of the EU Cities Mission who are not already Pilot or Twin Cities. Successful candidates will begin their inspiring activities in September, which will include support for onsite visits and expert facilitation.

Cities will be paired with peers according to shared themes of interest – be it waste, energy, construction, or on many other topics – accelerating their learning on decarbonisation and shortening their journeys to climate neutrality.

This open call for Twin City applications marks the beginning of the process for a second cohort of cities on the programme, following the first 40 Twin Cities who kicked off their learning journey in September 2023. 

Eligibility criteria for cities include:

  • Being located in EU countries or associated countries of Horizon Europe
  • A commitment to 2050 climate neutrality
  • Not being part of the EU Cities Mission, and not yet being a Twin or Pilot City

Deadline to apply: 30 MayAll documents and information

For more information, join the information session (18 April) on the call, it will provide

  • guidance and support to prospective Twin City applicants on applying to the Call for Twin Cities Cohort 2 and offer a space for applicants to have their questions answered,
  • an overview of the Twinning Learning Programme.

REGISTER to the information session