Apply now to the Intelligent Cities local green deal and social economy calls

DEADLINE: 24 November 2021

Are you an SME in the social economy? 

The European Commission’s Intelligent Cities Challenge has published an open call to develop and implement Local Green Deals. The calls aim to support SMEs to become more resilient. 

The call's objectives cover two different topics: 

  • Local Green Deals to provide support to SMEs, regional and local economic operators to lead the twin green and digital transition and implement actions aiming to direct the local economy towards a sustainable and inclusive pathway, create new jobs, mitigate the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis and accelerate a new, green and fairer recovery. 

  • Social Economy Missions for community resilience to support projects, which will build resilience and increase the capacity of regional or local public administrations, social economy SMEs and civil society to overcome difficulties and crises. 

The Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) encourages participating ICC cities to apply. All applicants should consult the Local Green Deal Blueprint as a source of inspiration and guidance.  

The long term expected impact of the call is to increase innovation, sustainability and awareness of EU funding. The call will enhance the preparation and capacity for Local Green Deals movements of local economic operators and SMEs. Under the Social Economy Missions for community resilience topic, the aim is to create a more sustainable business environment. 

A total budget of €4 million is available for this call.  

Apply here by 24 November 17:00 CET. 

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