Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Smart Cities & Communities

Sustainable development of urban areas is a challenge of key importance. It requires new, efficient, and user-friendly technologies and services, in particular in the areas of energy, transport and ICT. However, these solutions need integrated approaches, both in terms of research and development of advanced technological solutions, as well as deployment.

The focus on Smart Cities Lighthouse projects will result in integrated commercial-scale solutions with a high market potential, in the field of energy, transport and ICT.

The Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2018-2020 provides you with more details on funding opportunities for Smart Cities & Communities. 


Funding opportunities

There are no open calls fr funding at the moment.

For a complete overview of all Horizon 2020 funding opportunities please visit the Participant Portal.


More info

The Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days, on 23 - 25 October in Brussels, presented the Horizon 2020 Work Programme funding oportunities for energy projects in 2018, including Smart Cities & Communities.

Recordings and presentations from th einfo days are available on the event page.

For all questions related to Horizon 2020, please contact the Research Enquiry Service.


Become an expert

External evaluators of project proposals are drawn from the European Commission's independent expert database. The Commission is looking to expand the database through a call for experts covering a very broad range of fields. If you fit the expert profile rather than that of an applicant, and would like to be considered as a proposal evaluator, sign up in the Participant Portal.