NetZeroCities – Open call for Twin Cities to Accelerate Climate Neutrality

A tailored learning program for knowledge transfer & replicate solutions

A new Twinning Programme is poised to support cities in getting to climate neutrality – one that will team cities up according to shared challenges, opportunities, and emissions domains as they make the systemic changes needed to get to net zero. This call is open to cities based in EU Member states or Horizon 2020 Associated Countries. The definition of the persons or categories of persons which are eligible to apply: local authorities or city administrations.

Any city can apply, selected as one of the 100+12 Mission Cities or not

The call will pair selected cities with NetZeroCities Pilot Cities, and remains open from 3 May until 30 June 23.59 CET

Working with NetZeroCities Pilot Cities, selected Twin Cities will embark on a tailor-made learning programme. Over the course of 20 months, Pilot and Twin Cities will be brought together to exchange and build capacities of the latter group, with the help of facilitation support from NetZeroCities. Not only will Twin Cities learn from the innovative activities driven forward by Pilot Cities, but the reverse will also take place: A peer learning framework will ensure that both groups benefit from being matched up. The learning programme will cover three facilitated modules to guide the conversation toward impact: Getting started, Co-creating and Capitalising. At its end, the shared journey will result in a Replication Plan for each Twin City, which they can implement in their own local context. 

You can find more details about the call on the Twinning Programme Page

Full press release here

Deadline to apply: 30 June 23.59 CET

NetZeroCities is a project consortium consisting of 33 partners from 27 European countries, managing the EU Cities Mission platform. The project supports the 112 European cities known as the Mission Cities in drastically reducing their greenhouse gas emissions to achieve climate neutrality. The EU Cities Mission supports the European Green Deal in building a low-carbon, climate-resilient future through research and innovation.