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Published on: Wed, 04/03/2020 - 09:12
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    ICC will unite EU cities in seizing the opportunity for green smart sustainable growth, improving the quality of life and fostering new opportunities for citizens. 100 cities will receive world-class support - in person, online, and as a community. The call for Expressions of Interest is now open.
    intelligent cities

    In 2017 the European Commission launched the Digital Cities Challenge to help 41 cities across the EU transform their digital policy to make their urban space more enjoyable for everyone. This year the Commission is going a step further to help 100 cities become greener, more social and smarter in the Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC).

    Cities shape the future of the EU. 72% of EU citizens live in them (United Nations). And city ecosystems are powerful actors of change. 50% of the reductions necessary to reach net zero can be achieved at city level (C40). The right technologies targeted to the right problems can deliver green, smart and sustainable growth for cities - improving the quality of life for everyone who calls them home.

    ICC will unite EU cities in seizing the opportunity for green smart sustainable growth, improving the quality of life and fostering new opportunities for citizens. 100 cities will receive world-class support - in person, online, and as a community. The call for Expressions of Interest is now open.

    Eligibility criteria

    In order to be eligible, applicants must comply with the following:

    • Be from an EU Member State;
    • Be a local public government entity (i.e. municipalities, districts) that are either responsible for or involved in the funding and/or implementation of a policy or programme of a city related to digital transformation, smart / intelligent city, sustainable urban development;
    • Represent cities with more than 50 000 inhabitants, unless you are applying as part of a city consortium;
    • Submit the application form in English. Applications submitted in any other language will be excluded;
    • Submit the application within the stipulated deadline;
    • Include a letter of support by the Mayor(s);
    • Be able to dedicate 3 people for two days a week - one from the city, two representatives from the local ecosystem - for execution of this high-priority initiative.

    More information https://www.intelligentcitieschallenge.eu/ 

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