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Sectors: Co-op & Development, Environment, Human Rights, Innovation, Local development, Public Management, Services, Social Affairs, Town planning

Beneficiaries: Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations

Regions: Developing countries, European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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Responsible: European Commission

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DCI – Local Authorities: Partnerships for sustainable cities – 2020
Funds for: promoting 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

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* Supporting Local Authorities from partner countries to address sustainable urban development through capacity building and service-delivery;
* Supporting the building of new partnerships or contribute to upscale long-lasting partnerships and cooperation relations;
* Atrengthening urban governance;
* Ensuring social inclusiveness of cities;
* Improving resilience and greening of cities;
* Improving prosperity and innovation in cities;
* Strengthening institutional resilience in context of fragility

* For lots 1 à 5:
– Addressing the specific objective 1. urban governance and at least one of the other specific objectives: (2) social inclusiveness, (3) greening of cities, (4) prosperity and innovation

* For lot 6:
– Addressing the specific objective 1. urban governance and the specific objective (5) strengthening institutional resilience in context of fragility

Priorities
* Clearly demonstrating the contribution to the achievement of SDG 11 “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”;
* Integrating in the activities the promotion of peer-to-peer learning and/or exchanges and/or short-term deployment of public officials at subnational level towards- twinning activities;
* Promoting multi-stakeholders and multi-sectors approaches;
* Promoting the EU development cooperation Rights-Based Approach, encompassing all human rights, including participation and access to the decision-making process, non-discrimination (including Gender Equality) and equal access, accountability and access to the rule of law and transparency and access to information; 
* Triangular cooperation;
* Smart cities;
* Job creation

Among financed actions:
* For lots 1 to 5:
– 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;
– Trainings towards city/local administration representatives in urban governance methods and principles;
– Improving and mainstreaming the integration of marginalised and vulnerable groups;
– Pilot projects on basic services and network infrastructures, i.e. water, sanitation, waste (including recycling), energy (including efficiency) and public transport;
– 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;
– Awareness raising on alternative modes of transport improving sustainable and low carbon urban mobility;
– Trainings and grants to stimulate an enabling environment for the private sector, in particular local firms promoting inclusive and social enterprises;
– Pilot projects focussing on innovation to create employment and promote socially responsible entrepreneurship

* For lot 6:
– Elaborating /arrangements for consultation and cooperation with different stakeholders 
– Exchange of experience with other local authorities in situation of fragility

Additional information
* This call for proposals is a restricted call for proposals. In the first instance, only concept notes will be evaluated

* Initial duration of the action: between 24 and 48 months

* Eligibility: 
– Be a legal person;
– Be non-profit-making;
– Be established in either: 
> EU Member States
> Developing countries and territories which are not members of the G-20 group
> Developing countries which are members of the G-20 group, only when the country itself is the beneficiary of the action
> Overseas Countries and Territories 

– For all lots: Be a partnership including at least one co-applicant (at least 2 co-applicants in the case of triangular cooperation)
– For lots 1 to 5, include an entity established in a EU Member State as well as an entity established in the beneficiary country where the action will take place 

– For lots 1 to 4:
> Be a Local Authority

– For lot 5
> Be either:
~ A Local Authority (LA) with a population limited to maximum 150.000 inhabitants for European local authorities and to 300.000 inhabitants for Partner countries;
~ A national Association of Local Authorities (ALA) from the partner country benefiting from the action;
~ A national Association of Local Authorities (ALA) from a EU Member State;
~ A regional Association of Local Authorities (ALA);
~ An International Association of Local Authorities

– For lot 6: 
> Be either:
~ A Local Authority (LA); 
~ A national Association of Local Authorities (ALA) from the partner country benefiting from the action;
~ A national Association of Local Authorities (ALA) from a EU Member State;
~ A regional Association of Local Authorities (ALA);
~ An International Association of Local Authorities 

* Actions must take place in one of the eligible partner countries and territories