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Sectors: Energy, Innovation, New technologies, Research, Social Affairs, Town planning, Transport

Beneficiaries: Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Research centres

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for proposals


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Developing countries: Over 100 developing countries are automatically eligible for funding under Horizon 2020


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Responsible: European Commission


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This call for proposals aims to the european cities become more attractive and competitive through innovation

Priorities and funded actions:

– Identifying the means and ways to make a European city an emblematic place for attracting jobs and economic activities, transforming it into a “hub of innovation” and ensuring social cohesion and cultural dialogue while preserving natural resources and limiting environmental damage for the next generations

Among financed actions
– Analysing the impact of social and economic inequalities on sustainable and smart development of cities
– Contributing to the establishment of smart urban ecosystem services, where open data, big data and data access help to create thriving urban areas
– Enhancing understanding of urban structures, by creating new methods and tools, network approaches to cities and analysis of the economics of urban and peri-urban areas