The European City Facility (EUCF), an initiative that supports local authorities in developing energy sustainability projects, is back. The new applications for the EUCF opened on Friday, March 22, and will be in effect until June 30. This is the first of three rounds of registration for the project, which will take place between 2023 and 2027. During this period, the program aims to support 209 cities, each with €60,000. This amount is financed through the European Executive Agency for Climate, Infrastructure, and Environment.
To date, the EUCF has supported more than 200 European cities, with 15 cities in Portugal being financed under this program. Two of these cities are associated municipalities of the Porto Energy Agency, namely Porto and Maia. AdEPorto supported these two territories in successful candidacies for the initiative and is now the entity chosen to coordinate the candidacies at the national level. The objective of the European City Facility is specifically to support municipalities and local authorities in developing investment concepts in energy efficiency.
The EUCF has the support of a consortium of seven partners, including Energy Cities, Adelphi, Climate Alliance, Enviros and Fedarene, ICLEI Europe, and GNE Finance. They will manage the development of the next round of applications for the initiative.
A consortium of seven partners – Energy Cities, Adelphi, Climate Alliance, Enviros and Fedarene, ICLEI Europe and GNE Finance – will manage the development of the next round of applications for the initiative, providing support to even more cities across Europe.
To apply for this initiative, visit the official EUCF website, and count on the support of AdEPorto during the registration process.