NiCE project

NiCE – Networking intelligent Cities for Energy Efficiency was a FP7 funded project which supported cities in the achievement of their goals as outlined by the Green Digital Charter.

NiCE supported signatory cities in three key areas:

1. Tools for cities

Establishing monitoring and reporting tools for cities to be able to measure their ICT carbon footprint and link their work to other initiatives.

Developing frameworks for action to aid cities at all stages during their efforts to green ICT.

2. City support and action

Offering support to cities through a series of targeted exchange and learning activities.

3. Outreach and engagement

Organising a series of networking and visibility events to increase the number of Charter signatories and showcase cooperation opportunities with relevant stakeholders.

Click here to download the file PDF of the NiCE information leaflet

Special attention was given to the development of EU-China partnerships and close collaboration with the Covenant of Mayors. NiCE also worked closely with various initiatives of the international smart city community, such as the Smart Cities and Communities Platform.

The NiCE project was co-financed by the European Union 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) under the Information and Communication Technologies theme.
NiCE was led by EUROCITIES in a consortium with Clicks and Links Ltd, the City of Manchester and the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development.

Started in September 2011, the project ran for 33 months until May 2014.

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