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Sectors: Co-op & Development, Environment, Health, Humanitarian, Local development, Social Affairs, Town planning

Beneficiaries: Agencies Chambers, Local and Regional authorities, Research centres, Universities

Regions: Developing countries, European Union, Worldwide

Category: Call for proposals


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Additional info regions:

Developing countries and territories, as included in the list of ODA recipients and that are beneficiary of the action, as well as Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs)

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WE Funding – DCI – Support…
Funds for: Support local authorities in the development of sustainable cities and communities
Main beneficiaries: Local authorities

Responsible: European commission


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Funds for: Support local authorities in the development of sustainable cities and communities
Main beneficiaries: Local authorities

Priorities and funded actions:

* Promote integrated urban development through partnerships built among Local Authorities of the EU Member States and of partner countries in accordance with the 2030 Agenda on sustainable development;
* Strengthen urban governance in order to allow local authorities in the developing world to effectively implement national urban policies;
* Ensure social inclusiveness of cities to prevent both the causes and effects of inequality, marginalisation and segregation, including tackling the needs of marginalised and vulnerable groups such as disabled people, displaced people and migrants;
* Improve resilience and greening of cities as a way to increase the quality of life, foster urban green growth and make cities more resource-efficient through sustainable modes of production and consumption;
* Improve prosperity and innovation in cities through design and implementation of integrated and innovative policy actions for urban and peri-urban areas

* Contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal No. 11 (Sustainable cities and communities);
* Integrate in the activities the promotion of peer-to-peer learning and/or exchanges and/or short-term deployment of public officials’ expertise at subnational level towards sustainable urban development – twinning/decentralised cooperation;
* Promote multi-stakeholders and multi-sectors approaches;
* Develop a triangular cooperation involving Southern-driven partnerships between two or more developing countries supported by a developed country to implement cooperation programmes and projects through exchanges of knowledge, skills, resources and technical know-how
* Develop smart cities by the uses of information and communication technologies to increase cities’ operational efficiency, share information with the public and improve both the quality of government services and citizen welfare
* Strengthen the critical role of Local Authorities in fostering growth and employment as well as connecting their communities to global economic networks

Among financed actions
* Capacity building of public officials responsible for urban matters at sub-national level;
* Supporting LAs to translate National Urban Policies into integrated urban planning, spatial planning and land use management, and to ensure the linkages between sustainable urban development, planning and resilience;
* Improving and mainstreaming the integration of marginalised and vulnerable groups, including forcibly displaced persons and vulnerable migrants, while also addressing acute needs and leaving no one behind;
* Improving environmental quality in cities and circular economy including climate change mitigation and adaptation and measures;
* Pilot projects to support the design and implementation of new environmental and climate resilient local public policies;
* Providing technical support to devise innovative and financial arrangements to finance large-scale sustainable infrastructure investment and maintenance