Rupprecht Consult is proud to have been a former or current project partner for 65 of the Mission Cities
377 cities from all EU Member States as well as nine associated countries and countries negotiating association submitted an expression of interest to participate in the EU Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Mission. After an evaluation of the submissions, the Commission announced on 28 April the the 100 cities that will participate in the so-called Cities Mission. The 100 cities come from all 27 Member States, with 12 additional cities coming from countries associated or in the process of being associated to Horizon Europe.
The 100 selected cities are now being invited to develop Climate City Contracts, which will include an overall plan for climate neutrality across all sectors such as energy, buildings, waste management and transport, together with related investment plans. This process will involve citizens, research organisations and the private sector.
The clear and visible commitments made by the cities in the Climate City Contracts will enable them to engage with the EU, national and regional authorities – and most importantly with their own citizens to deliver on this ambitious objective. Climate City Contracts will be co-created with local stakeholders and citizens, with the help of a Mission Platform (which is currently managed by the project NetZeroCities in which Rupprecht Consult is a partner).
The Mission Platform will provide the necessary technical, regulatory, and financial assistance to cities. In total, Horizon Europe will invest around €360 million in research and innovation actions linked to the Mission (e.g., in mobility, energy, urban planning) in the period 2021-23.
Rupprecht Consult is proud to have been a former or current project partner for 65 of the Mission Cities, either by having implemented European projects jointly in a consortium with these cities, many of these projects coordinated/ managed by our company, or by having consulted these cities on sustainable urban mobility.
Below is the list of cities, Rupprecht Consult has worked with over the years:
Belgium: Antwerp, Brussels, Leuven
Bulgaria: Gabrovo, Sofia
Denmark: Aarhus, Copenhagen
Finland: Helsinki, Tampere, Turku
France: Bordeaux, Grenoble, Lyon, Nantes, Paris
Germany: Aachen, Dortmund, Dresden, Frankfurt/Main, Leipzig, Mannheim, Munich
Greece: Athens, Ioannina, Thessaloniki
Ireland: Cork, Dublin
Italy: Bergamo, Bologna, Florence, Milan, Padova, Parma, Rome, Turin
Netherlands: Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Helmond, Groningen, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht
Poland: Krakow, Warsaw
Portugal: Guimarães, Lisbon, Porto
Spain: Barcelona, Madrid, Valladolid, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Sweden: Gävle, Gothenburg, Stockholm
Cities from associated countries:
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sarajevo