NiCE was coordinated by EUROCITIES in partnership with Clicks and Links Ltd, the City of Manchester, and the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development.

The consortium combined expertise in urban ICT policies, green ICT policies, urban planning and networking activities.


EUROCITIES is the political platform for major European cities towards the EU institutions. EUROCITIES network the local governments of over 130 of Europe’s largest cities and 40 partner cities that between them govern some 130 million citizens across 35 countries.

Apart from the overall co-ordination and management, EUROCITIES is mainly responsible for the following project activities:

  • Green Digital Charter Contact Point and support to cities
  • Communication and information to cities
  • Study Tours
  • Technical Trainings
  • Cooperation and visibility with Covenant of Mayors, including Green Digital Charter – Covenant of Mayors reporting tool
  • Expert Advisory Board


Clicks and Links Ltd

Clicks and Links Ltd is a specialist ICT company dedicated to providing both public and private sectors with innovative web-based solutions and consultancy services.

Clicks and Links Ltd leads mainly on the development of the Green Digital Charter Toolkit, namely on the following activities:

  • Green Digital Charter Action Framework
  • ICT carbon footprint Reporting Tool
  • Action Tools Catalogue

Clicks and Links is also responsible for the development of the Green Digital Charter website.


Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development

The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) in Dresden carries out research for enhancing a sustainable spatial development across scales. Focus areas include landscape change and management, resource efficient settlement, environmental risks and monitoring techniques. The institute is a member of the Leibniz association and has a scientific staff of over 80.

The Leibniz Institute is mainly responsible for the following activities:

  • supervision and coordination of the set of reporting tools
  • Green Digital Charter self-assessment tool
  • relations with Reference Cities Group


Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council is represented in the NiCE consortium by the Manchester Digital Development Agency (MDDA), which is the lead organisation for the development of the Digital Strategy for Manchester and the surrounding region.

Manchester is leading on the project outreach and engagement activities, including:

  • Green Digital Charter Roadshows
  • development of a partnership with Chinese cities, starting with the city of Yantai
  • Outreach and cooperation with other related initiatives