The European City Facility is set up under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Union: tailor-made, rapid and simplified financial support (in the form of EUR 60,000 lump sums) and related services will be provided to a large number of cities and municipalities in the European Union, the United Kingdom and the EEA-EFTA countries of Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway, to enable them to develop relevant investment concepts.
Cities and municipalities play a key role in a sustainable European energy transition. They have a tremendous potential to build comprehensive sustainable energy investment programs (i.e. investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy). They also play a key role in pooling smaller projects into larger investment portfolios and in mobilizing the significant financial resources required for the energy transition.
The Facility is open to municipalities / local authorities, their groupings and to local public entities aggregating municipalities / local authorities only. Find out more.
Regional and local energy agencies and regional authorities can also play an important role, by supporting their municipalities in submitting a successful proposal and providing them with technical assistance for the development and implementation of the investment concept.
The third call for applications will open on October 15, 2021, and remain open for 2 months.
This call has a budget of over 4 million EUR and up to 69 applications can be selected for financing.
OER – Energy Cities Romania (EUCF Country Expert for Romania) is organizing an online info session about EUCF for Romanian stakeholders, focusing on guidelines for applicants and eligibility criteria, including elements to support the implementation of Climate & Energy Action Plans. The event is going to be held on October 19, at 8:30 am.
Link to register: https://bit.ly/304PW1l