Intelligent
  • Skills and employment
  • Digital services to companies
  • Citizen engagement
  • Open data
Social
  • Re-skilling
  • Social housing
  • Social entrepreneurship
Green
  • Local Green Deals
  • Green logistics and supply chains
  • Renewable energy
  • Clean industry
  • Green manufacturing

About Intelligent Cities Challenge

The Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) is a European Commission initiative that supports 136 cities in using cutting-edge technologies to lead the intelligent, green and socially responsible recovery. The ICC cities and their local ecosystems will be engines for the recovery of their local economy, create new jobs, and strengthen citizen participation and wellbeing.

Cities receive one-to-one strategic advice from international experts on fine thematic strands: green economy and local green deals, improving the citizen participation and the digitalisation of public administration, green and digital transition in tourism, resilience of local supply chains, up- and reskilling of the workforce. They will also be supported by transversal services on access to data, access to finance and through a marketplace full of innovative solutions.

The ICC is part of a wider EU support system that recognises the importance of delivering on the promises made by the European Green Deal, the digital strategy, and other EU policies. It looks to move towards a more  digital, service-oriented and low-carbon economy, supported by a knowledge-based society, that enables circular economy systems through ‘local value loops’, evidence-based reskilling, and sustainable investments.

Participating cities

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  • Core
Szombathely
Szombathely
Hungary
  • Core
Algeciras
Algeciras
Spain
  • Core
Budapest
Budapest
Hungary
  • Core
Corfu
Corfu
Greece
  • Core
Paris-Saclay Agglomeration Community
Paris-Saclay Agglomeration Community
France
  • Core
Sofia
Sofia
Bulgaria
  • Core
Alcobendas
Alcobendas
Spain
  • Core
Métropole Rouen Normandie
Métropole Rouen Normandie
France
  • Core
Bytom
Bytom
Poland
  • Core
Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence
France
  • Core
Las Rozas
Las Rozas
Spain
  • Core
Osijek
Osijek
Croatia

The port cities of Thessaloniki and Le Havre may watch ships sail on different seas, but they are on the same ICC voyage towards increased citizen participation and digitisation of public administration.   Greece’s second-largest city usually full of students and tourists and an up-and-coming…

Meeting
2nd ICC City Lab
Tools
3rd ICC City Lab
brainstorm
4th ICC City Lab
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