M100 - Mirror Mission Cities Hub Romania

100 smart and climate neutral cities by 2030

M100 – Putting people and their cities at the heart of policy making

M100 - Promoting and showcasing Romanian cities in their transformation processes towards smart and climate-neutral cities by 2030

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M100 - Mirror Mission Cities Hub Romania

The bigger picture

M100 is a Romanian national hub designed as a support project of one of the new EU Missions – EU Mission: 100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030.

EU Missions are a novelty of the Horizon Europe research and innovation programme and they operate as a portfolio of actions – such as research projects, policy measures or even legislative initiatives - to achieve a measurable goal that could not be achieved through individual actions. EU Missions aim to mobilize and activate public and private actors, such as EU Member States, regional and local authorities, research institutes, entrepreneurs and investors to create real and lasting impact. Missions will engage with citizens to boost societal uptake of new solutions and approaches. EU Missions will support Europe’s transformation into a greener, healthier, more inclusive and resilient continent.

EU Mission: 100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030 is one of the 5 EU Missions and will support, promote and showcase 100 European cities in their systemic transformation towards climate neutrality by 2030. Cities, as they play a pivotal role in achieving climate neutrality by 2050, are the place where decarbonization strategies for energy, transport, buildings and even industry and agriculture coexist and intersect. The climate emergency must be tackled within cities and by engaging citizens who are not only political actors in a governance structure, but also users, producers, consumers and owners. Through a multi-level and co-creative process, adjusted to the realities of each city, the Mission is fully anchored on the European Green Deal Strategy to make Europe climate neutral by 2050.

Bucharest (district 2), Suceava and Cluj-Napoca are 3 of the 100 cities selected by the European Commission to become climate-neutral and smart by 2030. The 100 cities come from all 27 Member States, with 12 additional cities coming from countries associated or in the process of being associated to Horizon Europe.The 100 selected cities are invited to develop Climate City Contracts, which will include an overall plan for climate neutrality across all sectors such as energy, buildings, waste management and transport, together with related investment plans. This process will involve citizens, research organizations and the private sector.

About m100

M100 - Mirror Mission Cities Hub Romania

About M100

M100, a mirror group of the mission, is a national hub established by The Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitalization aiming at implementing the Mission 100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030. M100 will function as a virtual space to facilitate dialogue between central, regional and local public authorities, universities and public research-innovation institutes, civil society and citizens with the aim to maximize Romania's impact within Horizon Europe  to achieve the Mission 100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030.

M100 will offer support to the three cities and municipalities selected within the European Mission, but more importantly, to the candidate cities, as well as to other cities in Romania that have the ambition to achieve climate neutrality. The goal is to spread the knowledge to as many cities in Romania as possible.

Within the CapaCITIES European network, M100 will facilitate the exchanges between the Romanian authorities and other public authorities in Europe for the planning and establishment of measures to support the Romanian cities selected in the Mission, bringing together the candidate cities, with the ambition to reach all the cities in Romania that are fighting to achieve the goals of neutrality climate by 2030 and 2050.

M100 will organize thematic working meetings between the central government, local public authorities and regional development agencies, facilitating the dialogue and exchange of experience with the other Mission hubs in Europe and seeking to create a space where relevant stakeholders work together to identify solutions. The Hub is established at the level of the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitalization and will be hosted by the Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation (UEFISCDI).


M100 - Mirror Mission Cities Hub Romania


(what M100 aims to do)

M100 ambition is to be a clear and visible commitment made by Romania to the EU goals towards climate neutrality across all sectors.

M100 will help the three Romanian cities selected in the project (Bucharest district 2, Suceava, Cluj-Napoca) act as experimentation and innovation hubs to put all Romanian cities in a position to become climate-neutral by 2050.

M100 puts people and their environment at the heart of policy making.


M100 - Mirror Mission Cities Hub Romania


(how M100 will do it)

M100 will deliver impact by putting research and innovation into a new role, combined with new forms of governance and collaboration, as well as by engaging citizens.

M100 will take a cross-sectoral and demand-led approach, creating synergies between existing initiatives and basing its activities on the actual needs of the Romanian cities to support their transition to climate neutrality.

M100 will
- Be inspirational and relevant to the society
- Link activities across different disciplines and different types of research and innovation
- Make it easier for citizens to understand the value of investments in research and innovation

M100 values:


Be part of the solution

Climate neutrality and smart cities are currently one of Europe’s main challenges. However, they are also a great opportunity to work together to generate solutions.

M100 brings researchers, innovators, businesses, policy makers and citizen together and facilitates the cooperation between them to achieve 100 climate neutral and smart cities by 2030.

Either you active in region, in your city or in your neighbourhood, we need your help to make it work!