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Sectors: Citizenship, Local development, Public Management, Town planning

Beneficiaries: Local and Regional authorities

Regions: Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union, Switzerland

Category: Call for proposals


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Additional info regions:

EEA: Norway


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Responsible: European commission


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This call for proposals aim to improve the capacity of cities to manage sustainable urban policies and more specifically to improve the implementation of sustainable integrated urban strategies and action plans in European cities.

Priorities and funded actions:

– To support an organised process of exchange and learning among peers across Europe; 
– To allow exchanges on specific policy challenges related to the focus of their integrated urban strategies / action and to the implementation of these strategies / action plans; 
– To encourage a participatory approach involving all relevant stakeholders (from within the local administration and beyond, civil society, private sector, associations, etc.) in the implementation process.  

– Strengthening research, technological development and innovation
– Enhancing access to and use and quality of ICT
– Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs
– Supporting the shift towards a low carbon economy in all sectors
– Promoting climate change adaptation, risk prevention and management
– Protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency
– Promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructures
– Promoting employment and supporting labour mobility
– Promoting social inclusion and combating poverty
– Investing in education, skills and lifelong learning by developing education and training infrastructure

Among financed actions  
– Transnational exchanges and learning meetings
– The baseline study presenting in details the starting situations in the different partner cities in relation with the existing urban strategy/ action plan and related implementation challenges; 
– An “operational framework for implementation”, for each partner, including the concrete solutions and policy instruments developed at partner level to address the implementation related challenges and issues identified at the beginning of the network activities.