15 Dec - 16 Dec

Horizon Europe info days: The green and digital transitions to achieve climate neutrality in Europe by 2050

The info days will present the research and innovation topics proposed for 2023 under the Work Programme 2023-2024 of Horizon Europe Cluster 5. They will […]

15 Dec

Smart cities, you’ve got a friend in electric cars – How to unleash the potential of smart charging through public procurement

The electrification of road transport is happening – and it is already having a profound impact on the energy system and our cities. As more […]

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Financing your energy projects: get top advice from your peers in other EU cities!

Financing your energy projects: get top advice from your peers in other EU cities!

H2020 PROSPECT+ offers EU cities and regions a unique opportunity to increase their capacity on financing.

12/04/2022

When it come to financing their sustainable energy and climate projects, local or regional authorities very often lack expertise and internal capacities to identify the […]
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Meet you climate and energy goals with reduced dependence on subsidies

13/01/2022

The climate targets are increasingly ambitious and the scale of the challenge faced by local and regional authorities all across Europe requires increased use of […]
Advocacy
To fight climate crisis, the EU needs at least 45% renewables target by 2030

To fight climate crisis, the EU needs at least 45% renewables target by 2030

Associations, Industries, City networks and scientists say “ YES to 45% RES”

09/12/2021

The IPCC has warned that we are entering code red for humanity: 2°C warming will be exceeded within this century unless we make deep reductions […]
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PROSPECT+, capacity building for cities & regions, launches its 2nd edition!

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

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

22/11/2021

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 […]
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What is transport poverty and how can cities address it?

What is transport poverty and how can cities address it?

It’s easier to become transport poor than energy poor

22/09/2021

What happens when fuel prices go up? When old cars are not allowed to run? What happens to those who cannot afford these changes? The […]
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Reimagining public space with people at the centre

Reimagining public space with people at the centre

Barcelona’s new Superblock is co-designed with the local community

11/06/2021

Back in 2016, our member Barcelona decided to launch “Superilles” – Catalan for Super Islands or Superblock – to reduce car and noise pollution for […]
Interviews
Fearless innovation in Munich’s neighbourhoods

Fearless innovation in Munich’s neighbourhoods

Interview with Verena Stoppel and Bernhard Klassen from City of Munich

04/06/2021

Since 2016, Munich turned two of its neighbourhoods into a laboratory: over a bit more than 4 years, 20 million euros were invested in testing smart city solutions.
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Transforming an Economic Commercial Area into a Sustainable Commercial Area

17/05/2021

In December 2015, the City of Frankfurt launched the ‘Sustainable Commercial Area’ project, involving over 400 companies in an area of 15 hectares. This model project received […]
Interviews
“Urban renewal is a very cooperative process, which has to be done together with the people.”

30/04/2021

Stephan takes us behind the scenes of an ambitious demonstration project in Vienna’s low-income district of Simmering. How is smartness being used to give more weight to the voices and interests of a city’s residents?
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Climate district Waldsee

Climate district Waldsee

A pilot district-approach to climate protection in Freiburg

07/04/2021

Our German member Freiburg recently launched a pilot project to involve the inhabitants, schools and organisations of the district of Waldsee in the fight against […]

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SSH CENTRE EU

SSH CENTRE EU

Social Sciences and Humanities for Climate, Energy aNd Transport Research Excellence
SSH CENTRE EU

SSH CENTRE is a Horizon Europe project representing the cross-European Centre of Research Excellence for Climate-Energy-Mobility Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH). The project will engage […]

PROSPECT+

PROSPECT+

Capacity building for cities and regions - from learning to action!
PROSPECT+

A capacity-building programme on innovative financing, by and for EU cities and regions

CitiZEN

CitiZEN

Sustainable Mobility for Citizens in Europe
CitiZEN

Efficient and effective urban mobility can significantly contribute to achieving sustainable economic growth and employment opportunities in our cities. It is of huge importance to achieving the EU 2020 objectives as 70% of the EU population live in cities and account for over 80% of the EU’s GDP. Moreover, in many urban areas, the increasing demand for urban mobility has created a non-sustainable environment with severe congestion, poor air quality and high levels of CO2 emissions.