€32 million in Support for EU Cities Mission Pilot Cities

New call for Climate Neutrality

NetZeroCities is launching a groundbreaking programme that tests new approaches to reaching climate neutrality goals across cities in Europe. This Pilot Cities Programme is part of the EU Mission for 100 climate-neutral and smart cities (“EU Cities Mission”), providing €32 million in grants and hands-on support to cities.

The call is open until November 4th 2022 and invites applications from all cities that are committing to the objectives of the EU Cities Mission and are located in EU Member States and Associated Countries.

Cities with an ambition to explore and implement pathways to decarbonisation by deploying possible innovation and transformation solutions, related to climate-issues, in city systems and at city level, can apply to the open Call for Pilots. Pilots Cities are there to test and implement innovative approaches to rapid decarbonisation.

An indicative number of 30 Pilots Cities will be selected through the open call and will closely work with the Mission Platform. Selected applicants for will receive funding and hands-on assistance to advance their work. Applicants can be cities or city-led consortia.

More information is available in the Call Guidelines and Guidebook.