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
Poznań
Poznań
Poland
  • Core
Association of Municipalities and Towns of Slovenia
Association of Municipalities and Towns of Slovenia
Slovenia
  • Core
L'Aquila
L’Aquila
Italy
  • Core
Rome
Metropolitan City of Capital Rome
Italy
  • Core
Timișoara
Timișoara
Romania
  • Core
Valongo
Valongo
Portugal
  • Core
Mechelen
Mechelen
Belgium
  • Core
Gdańsk
Gdańsk
Poland
  • Core
Chalcis
Chalcis
Greece
  • Core
Coastal Towns Association
Coastal Towns Association
Italy
  • Core
Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
Greece
  • Core
Skellefteå
Skellefteå
Sweden
Marketplace coming soon

Explore our cities and discover deployed solutions for common urban and community challenges.

A busy few weeks for the European Commission saw the announcement of more details on three developments that are important to the Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) – the EU Industrial Strategy, the Sustainable Finance and EU Taxonomy and the Artificial Intelligence (AI) legal framework. The ICC…

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