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
Pays de Saint-Omer Agglomeration Community
Pays de Saint-Omer Agglomeration Community
France
  • Core
Białystok
Białystok
Poland
  • Core
Algeciras
Algeciras
Spain
  • Core
Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
Greece
  • Mentor
Milan
Milan
Italy
  • Core
Las Rozas
Las Rozas
Spain
  • Core
Castellón de la Plana
Castellón de la Plana
Spain
  • Core
Rome
Metropolitan City of Capital Rome
Italy
  • Core
Paris-Saclay Agglomeration Community
Paris-Saclay Agglomeration Community
France
  • Core
Bytom
Bytom
Poland
  • Core
Gijón
Gijón
Spain
  • Core
Idrija
Idrija
Slovenia

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Open Data portal for the City of L'Aquila developed by the Gran Sasso Science Institute...

School Tags tracks pupils inside and outside of school to ensure their safety...

Poor air quality around schools is adversely affecting the health of children in modern cities...

‘The city of the people’, Reggio Emilia, is well known for its high standards of living, its local services and its long-standing tradition of civic participation. When it became clear that the Information and Communication Technologies would play a leading role in improving the quality of life of…

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