Elbasan, Sarajevo and Podgorica are selected among the "Mission cities" to be climate neutral and smart by 2030

The Commission today announced the 100 EU cities that will participate in the EU Mission for 100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030, the so-called Cities Mission. The 100 cities come from all 27 Member States, with 12 additional cities coming from countries associated or with the potential of being associated to Horizon Europe, the EU's research and innovation programme (2021-2027), these include Elbasan (Albania), Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Podgorica (Montenegro).  

The activities will include tailor-made advice and assistance from the Mission Platform (managed by the NetZeroCities consortium), unlocking additional funding and financing opportunities through a Mission label, research & innovation funding opportunities for cities to join large innovation actions, pilot projects and demonstrations (total budget for the 112 cities for 2021-2023 from Horizon Europe is €360 million). There are networking and involvement opportunities, visibility and a raised political profile connected with this selection. Cities will now start working on their Climate City Contracts.

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Geographical focus
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Montenegro
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • General

Entry created by Elke Dall on April 28, 2022
Modified on September 14, 2022