Intelligent Cities Challenge

2020 - 2022

As a unique smart city initiative from the European Commission, the Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) has entered its second phase with a focus on the green and digital transition. It will provide its participants with technical support and knowledge-sharing opportunities to develop and implement Local Green Deals in 5 sectors, especially in energy, mobility, and construction. The goal is to accelerate the step from strategy to action and address the implementation gap of EU and global sustainability goals, namely the European Green Deal. Local Green Deals within the ICC focus on agreements between the cities and their local economy, with a focus on small- to medium-sized enterprises.

ICC cities will receive high quality and tailored guidance and expert support, access to advisory and city peer networks (European and international) and receive training and coaching. ICLEI’s main task is in supporting all participating cities through a Local Green Deal training & coaching programme.