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
Jyväskylä
Jyväskylä
Finland
  • Core
Pays de Saint-Omer Agglomeration Community
Pays de Saint-Omer Agglomeration Community
France
  • Mentor
Aarhus
Aarhus
Denmark
  • Core
Métropole Rouen Normandie
Métropole Rouen Normandie
France
  • Core
Lagos
Lagos
Nigeria
  • Core
Gava
Gava
Spain
  • Core
Split
Split
Croatia
  • Core
Venice
Venice
Italy
  • Core
Tripoli
Tripoli
Greece
  • Mentor
Espoo
Espoo, Tampere & Turku
Finland
  • Core
Heraklion
Heraklion
Greece
  • Mentor
Barcelona
Barcelona
Spain

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brainstorm
4th ICC City Lab
discussion
5th ICC City Lab
Conference hall
ICC Closing events and Mayors Summit
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