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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Granada
Granada
Spain
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Gelsenkirchen
Gelsenkirchen
Germany
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Issy-les-Moulineaux
Issy-les-Moulineaux
France
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Gliwice
Gliwice
Poland
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Pamplona
Pamplona
Spain
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Karlskrona
Karlskrona
Sweden
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Skellefteå
Skellefteå
Sweden
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Skopje
Skopje
Republic of North Macedonia
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Guimarães
Guimarães
Portugal
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Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni
Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni
Greece
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Chalcis
Chalcis
Greece
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Palaio Faliro-Alimos
Palaio Faliro
Greece
Marketplace coming soon

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

Winners of the Digitalisation award at the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2020 Competition, Slovenian capital Ljubljana sets a “benchmark in terms of sustainability” as rightfully acknowledged by Cartagena. Whilst the latter is transforming Spain’s main military haven and usual cruise tourism…

Tools
3rd ICC City Lab
brainstorm
4th ICC City Lab
discussion
5th ICC City Lab
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