The future of our world will be decided in our cities.
Cities are on the front lines of change in our society. They are place where we are making the necessary progress on climate neutrality and where we show that social inclusion, social innovation, diversity, equity, justice and fairness are necessary ingredients for success.
Smart and sustainable cities should reflect the people who live, work, and create within them. Our cities and public spaces are integral to the innovation, cultural heritage, arts, democracy and sustainability.
Envisioning the future of our cities involves bringing together the different perspectives and practices from a variety of urban players to deliver solutions and business models that can be scaled up and replicated.
EU research and innovation on sustainable urban development is implemented through the Innovating Cities initiative
On this page you can find more information, the work programme and a link to urban environment-related calls
Co-financing for climate change mitigation and adaptation research, supporting the transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy
Environment research related calls may be found in this programme, particularly in the European regional development fund
Loans and grants available to support reforms and investments undertaken by EU countries for a sustainable recovery
Projects and results
Thematic collections of innovative EU-funded research results on cities
The Commission's primary portal for the results of EU-funded research projects
Stories of particularly successful EU-funded urban innovation research projects
Latest news, interviews and features about thought-provoking science and innovative research projects funded by the EU
Access to real-time programme data with the ability to filter by country, region, theme and more
Platform where framework programme participants present their results for you to search, contact their owners, and form partnerships
Collaboration and jobs
Forum where EU countries, cities, the Commission and other stakeholders work together to stimulate growth, liveability and innovation in the cities of Europe
Researcher jobs in the field of urban innovation
Find partners for open EU calls for proposal
Partnership of funding organisations, international science councils, and regional consortia advancing transdisciplinary science and environmental change research
Scientific publications, tools and databases
Platform for sharing data and information to inform decision making on climate adaptation
Online library of EU research publications on the circular economy
Scientific research publications on urban innovation published by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC)
You can access all scientific publications from Horizon 2020 via OpenAIRE
Single point of access to open data produced by the EU institutions - all data free to use for commercial and non-commercial purposes