This is the final call for cities to join the two-year Pilot Cities Programme in September 2024 and accelerate towards their 2030 climate-neutrality goals. The invite for applications for this cohort is open only to Mission Cities who are not yet part of the programme.

Selected cities will explore and test pathways relevant to their key emission domains and generate learning that can inform decarbonisation activities in other cities across Europe. Prospective applicants can already read about some of the transformational activities of current Pilot Cities here.

For this cohort, between 18 million and 26 million Euros will be distributed in total in awards of 500,000 – 600,00 Euros, 1,000,000 Euros, or 1,500,000 Euros. Applications are invited from 16 January until 18 March and a decision will be announced on 20 May. All the information related to the call is available on the Pilot Cities Programme page and on the EU Funding Portal.