Cities of TOMORROW

The Cities of TOMORROW aim at increasing the quality of life in a low-carbon future for EU citizens and beyond by contributing to the implementation of the Energy Union objectives. TOMORROW’s pilot cities will develop 2050 transition roadmaps with their respective communities, but also engage and empower other local authorities in Europe to follow the journey to a Europe of TOMORROW.

Energy cities

Energy Cities is a network of 1,000 local governments in 30 countries. They believe that the energy transition is about more than renewable energy or great technologies: it is about a wise use of resources while strengthening local participation and well-being in a democratic Europe.

Energy Cities wants a radical transformation of the energy systems and policies, giving citizens the power to shape a decentralised and renewable energy future. They trigger a trustful dialogue between citizens, local leaders and EU & national institutions to accelerate the energy transition in Europe.


DRIFT is a leading research institute in the field of sustainability transitions. They develop and share transformative knowledge to support people, cities, sectors and organisations to engage proactively with transitions. DRIFT has four main activities: academic research, consultancy, education and public dialogue & debate. The strong link between all of their activities allows them to combine theory-development with critical feedback and various ways of testing and validating our insights.

It also enables them to keep their research relevant to a wide variety of actors. Together with the many people and institutes DRIFT collaborate with, they aim to accelerate transitions towards more just, sustainable and resilient societies.