NetZeroCities has launched a second call to join its Pilot Cities Programme, a groundbreaking two-year programme testing innovative approaches to rapid decarbonisation in European cities. This second call, providing between 12 and 20 million Euros in grants and hands-on support to cities, is only open to Mission Cities which are not yet part of the Pilot Cities Programme 

Selected Pilot Cities will work across thematic areas, including mobility, energy systems, and the built environment, material and resource flows, health and well-being, natural areas, cultural/ social/ financial/ institutional systems, and accessible public spaces to deploy and scale up locally tailored actions towards a climate transition. Cities will receive funding through three grant envelopes in the amounts of € 0.5 – 0.6 million, € 1 million, or € 1.5 million and will also be supported through a range of services, knowledge, and expertise provided by NetZeroCities, including assistance from Climate Neutral City Advisors and other specialists. 

The Call for Pilot Cities will be open from 5 September 2023 12.00 CEST until 6 November 2023 17.00 CET. More information is available on the Pilot Cities Programme page, on the NetZeroCities Portal (Pilot Cities Programme Group) and on the EU Funding and Tenders Portal.