CINERGY, Smart cities with sustainable energy systems is a project which takes place in the People category of the European Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).

This Specific Programme has an overall budget of € 4.7 billion over a seven year period ending in 2013 and aims “to strengthen, quantitatively and qualitatively, the human potential in research and technology in Europe”.

The program is mainly implemented by a set of The Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions, one of which consists in funding initial training networks. Such a training network offers young researchers the opportunity to improve their research skills, join established research teams, and enhance their career prospects. The CINERGY project is thus an Initial training network which focuses on the topic of smart and low carbon cities.