The future of cities - urban development for sustainable transformation
Insight by Nora Holz
News publ. 21. Dec 2021
On 17 December 2021, the European City Facility (EUCF) successfully closed its third call with more than 160 applications from municipalities and local authorities across Europe.
From 15 October to 17 December, municipalities and local authorities, their groupings and local public entities aggregating municipalities/local authorities could submit their applications for the third EUCF call. As in the first two rounds, the third call ran in parallel for three geographic regions in Europe, encompassing applications from the EU-27 Member States, the EEA-EFTA States (Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein) and the United Kingdom. The highest number of applications came from the Central and Eastern Europe region (41%), followed by Southern Europe (35%) and the Northern Countries and Western Europe (24%).
The EUCF provides to successful applicants financial support in the form of a 60,000 euro grant as well as technical support and capacity building services for the development of sound investment concepts for their sustainable energy projects. In total, 644 applications have been submitted across the three EUCF calls, and in the first and second EUCF calls, 99 successful applicants were selected to become a EUCF beneficiary. The third call will support the development of 69 investment concepts, with a total budget of 4,14 million euro allocated to the three regions.
During the upcoming months the dedicated evaluation team of the EUCF will evaluate the applications submitted in the third call. More information about the evaluation process and the evaluation criteria can be found on the EUCF website and on the Guidelines for Applicants. The results of the third call will be announced in February 2022. Unsuccessful applications can be revised and re-submitted in the next call for applications that will take place in May/June 2022.
As part of the EUCF team, adelphi is responsible for the design of the Facility, including the planning and preparation of the application, evaluation and investment design processes. This also includes the development of appropriate methods, materials and tools. Together with the partners, adelphi provides technical and financial expertise to applicants and beneficiaries and ensures smooth day-to-day operation of the EUCF.
Contact person: barckhausenadelphi [dot] de (Anton Barckhausen)