PROSPECT+, capacity building for cities & regions, launches its 2nd edition!

Increase your capacity in innovative financing by joining our new learning programme!


Cities are the main contributors to pollution and climate change, but they also have the power and opportunity to deliver the highest energy savings and drive the energy transition in Europe. However, a lack of internal capacity to identify the most appropriate financing instruments often sets a barrier against implementing their sustainable energy and climate projects.

The ambition of H2020 PROSPECT+ is to ensure that over 200 EU cities & regions in at least 20 European Member States will improve their capacities towards financing, effectively accelerating reaching their climate and energy targets. By participating in a PROSPECT+ programme where experienced local and regional authorities will share their expertise through mentoring, participants will identify and better understand new innovative financing schemes to overcome or surpass their local energy and climate challenges.

The participants will also have an opportunity to join a Community of Practice to facilitate further exchange of best practices and to contribute to the debate on the barriers they face. The learning in PROSPECT+ will continue through the 5 following thematic areas:

  • public buildings,
  • private buildings,
  • public lighting,
  • transport,
  • and a cross-sectoral category, covering among others renewable energy production and adaptation measures.

More attention will be given to improving the decision making of cities on how to choose projects for financing, as well as how to assess and ensure that the projects are finance ready.

Application for the 1st Capacity-building programme will open on the 29th of November!

Local and regional authorities from 44 eligible countries* can apply to participate in one of the capacity-building cycles, either as a mentor or a mentee. The first call for applications will be open from November 2021 to January 2022, and will run in two steps:

  • The call for mentors will be open from the 29th of November to the 17th of December 2021.
  • The call for menteeswill be open from the 10th of January to the 28th of January 2022.

The learning process lasts approximately 6 months, including around 5 online meetings and one in-person meeting.

Other questions regarding the application process such as eligibility, selection & matching criteria, the modalities of participation for mentors and mentees, as well as the expected commitment will be described in a Guidelines for applicants, to be published soon. This will also be explained in an informative webinar for applicants which will take place in January 2022.

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* Eligible countries are EU-27 and the United Kingdom + H2020 associated countries: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey and Ukraine.

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Publication date

November 22, 2021