The European City Facility is set up under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Union: tailor-made, rapid and simplified financial support (in the form of EUR 60,000 lump sums) and related services will be provided to a large number of cities and municipalities in the European Union, the United Kingdom and the EEA-EFTA countries of Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway, to enable them to develop relevant investment concepts.
Cities and municipalities play a key role in a sustainable European energy transition. They have a tremendous potential to build comprehensive sustainable energy investment programs (i.e. investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy). They also play a key role in pooling smaller projects into larger investment portfolios and in mobilizing the significant financial resources required for the energy transition.
The Facility is open to municipalities / local authorities, their groupings and to local public entities aggregating municipalities / local authorities only. Find out more.
Regional and local energy agencies and regional authorities can also play an important role, by supporting their municipalities in submitting a successful proposal and providing them with technical assistance for the development and implementation of the investment concept.
The third call for applications is officially open (October 15, 2021) and will remain so for 2 months.
This call has a budget of over 4 millions EUR and up to 69 applications can be selected for financing.
The webinar to launch the first call for EUCF grants in Estonia will take place on 2nd of November at 10-11:30 (local time). Don’t miss out on this opportunity to boost your sustainable energy plan!
The webinar is organised by the UBC SCC and presented by the Tartu Regional Energy Agency, who is also the Estonian Country Expert in EUCF.
10.00 sissejuhatus, mis on EUCF / welcome, introduction, what is EUCF
10.10 Juhised taotlejale / guidelines for applicants
10.40 Mis on investeeringukava / what is investment concept
10.50 Toetused ja abi omavalitsustele /support for municipalities
11.00 Küsimused /questions and discussion
11.30 lõpetamine / closing of webinar