Call for Proposals - Smart Cities and Communities FP7-ENERGY-SMARTCITIES-2012 Closed!


Reflecting the high priority of energy efficiency in the European energy and climate policy, the profile of energy efficiency research has been strengthened in this work programme. Adopting a challenge driven approach, a new area on 'Smart Cities and Communities' has been created within Activity 8 ('Energy Efficiency and Savings'). Topics under this area address the challenge of smart cities and communities in a holistic way that cuts across many technology areas. Close cooperation with other FP7 Themes and Programmes that also support research on this horizontal issue will be continued.

The initiative encompasses a broad range of energy related topics such as energy efficiency, energy networks and renewable energy production as well as other urban issues in the area of for electricity, heating and cooling, transport, waste and water management. The topics under this theme are focused on the energy dimension, including the topic from the Energy-efficient Buildings (EeB) Public Private Partnership.


ACTIVITY ENERGY.8: Energy efficiency and savings

Area 8.8: Smart cities and communities

  • ENERGY.2012.8.8-1: Strategic sustainable planning and screening of city plans
  • ENERGY.2012.8.8-2: Large scale systems for urban area heating and/or cooling supply

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 40,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 01 December 2011 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call Fiche FP7-ENERGY-SMARTCITIES-2012 (Other)
  • Work Programme 2012 - Energy (Work programme)
  • Cooperation Work Programme 2012 - General Introduction (Work programme)
  • Smart Cities and Communities (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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