From pilot testing to whole-city transformation for climate neutrality

Enabling City Transformation

The Enabling City Transformation Call invites Mission Cities to propose innovative actions to overcome systemic challenges faced when implementing climate action. This eighteen-month programme aims foster large-scale, city-wide transformation, building upon and progressing beyond the Pilot Cities programme.

With a budget of 22.8 million Euros under Horizon Europe, the programme aims to create practical, replicable solutions that support sustainable urban development, and climate neutrality across European cities.

The Call to participate in the Enabling City Transformation Programme is open from 5 June 12:00 CEST until 14 October, 17.00 CEST.


  • 12 June 2024, 14.00-15.30 CEST – Ambition, Approach & System and technical information, watch the recording >> / download the presentation slides >>
  • 19 June 2024, 11.30 – 13.00 CEST – Eligibility and Assessment Criteria, watch the recording >> / download the presentation slides >>
  • September (date to follow) – Impact Framework and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
  • September (date to follow) – Refresher: Ambition, Approach & System and technical information. Registration coming soon.
  • September (date to follow) – Refresher: Eligibility and Assessment Criteria, and Q&A. Registration coming soon.


To submit your proposal, follow the instructions below to submit your application for the Call for Proposals ‘Enabling City Transformation’:

  • If not already registered with the system, use this link to register. 
  • If you have previously registered with the system (i.e. for applying to one of the Pilot Cities Programme calls): please use this link (and bookmark it!) to log-in. 
  • If you do not remember your password, please use these password reset instructions

Guidance on how to submit your application: 



Coming soon!

We will be adding answers to frequently asked questions throughout the duration of the call.

If you have questions, you can reach out to us via email!