New cooperation projects for Metropolis

In 2020, Metropolis will participate in various cooperation projects recently approved by the European Commission.

Firstly, within the framework of the "Local Authorities: Partnerships for sustainable cities" program of the European Commission, Metropolis will be leading the MGET project – which stands for Metropolitan Governance of the Energy Transition – in cooperation with our members Dakar, Madrid and the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona. Developed on the framework and experiences of the MEGA pilot project, the MGET project aims to complement, from a metropolitan perspective, the governance of the energy transition initiated by the City of Dakar. With a budget of 2.500.000,00€, it is focused on strengthening capacities and knowledge in the metropolitan territory of Dakar, as well as promoting dialogue between different sectors (civil society, private sector, universities, etc.) acting on the thematic. 

In the same program, Metropolis will also participate in a last project from this call from the European Commission, the SIMA TUNIS project, led by MedCities, with a budget of 2.6 million euros and which aims to strengthen multi-level governance in the city by articulating the metropolitan actors around a city strategy linked to the Agenda 2030.

In those two projects, Metropolis will help incorporating a metropolitan perspective to the challenges encountered by the different metropolises in order to promote sustainable urban development. In addition, taking advantage of its vast international network, Metropolis will manage the international projection of the projects, and ensure that all results and outcomes are available to all its members.   

In addition, in April 2020, Metropolis will be launching the first call for metropolises to participate in the CLEARING HOUSE project. Bringing together 26 partners from across the spectrum, including prestigious universities, national research institutes, international and national non-profits, SMEs, and botanical gardens this H2020 project benefits from a budget of 7.729.113€, creates guidelines that can help in the design, governance and management of urban forests.

Clearing House

Finally, during the first semester of 2020, Metropolis will be awaiting the results of two projects, one H2020 project and another project submitted to the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) of the European Commission. 

For more information on those projects please contact with Mr. Guillaume Berret of the Metropolis Secretariat General at gberret@metropolis.org

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