The Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) is one of the European Commission's largest city support initiatives supporting European cities in their green and digital transitions. ICC delivers cutting-edge knowledge and support services to cities and their local economies to address two major challenges: making the transition to a net-zero economic model while enabling social inclusion and sustainable development for every EU citizen.
Through ICC, Cities can:
- Benefit from advisory services and a large expert network
- Engage with a community of high-performing cities and world leaders
- Develop Local Green Deals with their local businesses and citizens and advance the green transition
Each participating city will be asked to implement a Local Green Deal or series of concrete actions at the local level to help cities transition towards more resilient and sustainable economies. The ICC’s approach to Local Green Deals is based on governance, actions, integrated goals and partnerships.
The application deadline for cities has been extended to 31 May 2023.
More information and the application pack can be found here.