In order to identify forerunner and committed cities that will be involved in the MULTIPLY peer-to-peer learning scheme, project partners will organise 6 national competitions to select a total of 18 forerunners, with model integrated energy efficient districts and solutions, and 24 committed cities, with the ambition to implement similar solutions on their territory.

The competition, which shall be launched by the end of June this year, will be open to all interested municipalities, regardless of their size, location and specific goals. What should unite them is the will and ambition to lead the way towards European energy transition by giving example on the ground. Stay tuned for further information!

Who can become a forerunner? See here

Who can become a committed city? See here

What will we asses?

From forerunners we expect a comprehensive approach to urban planning and existence of exemplary districts/settlements  fulfilling best practice criteria in the field of integrated urban planning for energy efficiency. Therefore, we will assess:

  • state of the art in the presented municipality/district/settlement;
  • implemented integrated urban planning elements, including measures taken in the area of sustainable transport, energy and land-use planning;
  • willingness to involve in the MULTIPLY peer-to-peer learning programme and commit relevant staff for project activities.

From committed cities we expect most of all true will and ambition to develop in an integrated, sustainable way and benefit from the peer-to-peer learning scheme and exchanges with the forerunners. Therefore, we will assess:

  • their motivation to participate in the MULTIPLY project;
  • clear vision of what they would like to learn from the forerunner cities and what outcomes they would like to achieve
  • state of the art in the municipality or its district/settlement that would be covered by the plan for energy efficient development of a model district in their territory
  • already implemented sustainable energy, transport and land-use planning projects and initiatives showing city’s commitment towards energy transition
  • willingness to involve in the MULTIPLY peer-to-peer learning programme and commit relevant staff for project activities.