The challenge of 2nd Chance is the activation of vacant buildings and building complexes for a sustainable urban development. In many European cities smaller and larger derelict sites, underused premises, so called “voids” can be found in or near the city centre. These sites often have a negative...
Promoting innovation and the knowledge economy in health field for the local social and economic development.
Develop an exchange of experience between 9 cities facing an ageing population - in order to develop greater professional capacity and thus identify and develop good practices - and help them to put in place an integrated approach to dealing with this issues.
The basic goal of the project is to set up a network of international partners to encourage Active Travel in cities as appropriate means of transport for short trips to tackle environmental problems. ...
The local food in urban forks
Managing global flows at local level
Boosting Social Innovation BoostInno is network of 10 EU cities and 1 non EU observer (Lviv from the Ukraine) which works on improving or creating the ecosystems, that stimulate, foster and develop social innovation.
Health is important for the wellbeing of individuals and society, but a healthy population is also a prerequisite for economic productivity and prosperity. The Lisbon strategy underlines the importance of health as a key factor for economic growth. However there is a limited awareness of the...
Propose new solutions and promote new policies for the sustainable renovation of social and affordable housing units in the European Union.
PEOPLE-POWERED PUBLIC SERVICES. That’s the focus of the 9 cities of the CHANGE! network.
New European Tools for Urban Development
Revitalize the city heart
CityLogo is a transnational learning experience on citybranding and -marketing in modern urban politics. It is about a better positioning of cities in the (post) crisis economic arena and reinforcing the communication dimension in urban management.
Network for co-productive development of sustainable urban mobility plans empowering cities to create joint visions, targets and sets of measures to manage their future city progress
Develop new structures and tools that make it possible to improve collaboration on the "city-region" level...
Exploring current approaches to strengthen social cohesion in neighbourhoods
The starting assumption of the project is that creativity can act as a driving force for economic development of small urban centres and not only of big cities. Thus, the main value-added that the work of the Creative Clusters network can produce is to transfer the “creative city model” (too much...
Creative "Spillovers" for Innovation aims to create a Thematic Network across Europe which will address the challenges of how best to connect cultural and creative industries, including sectors such as audiovisual, design, advertising, architecture and video games, with other sectors, to...
Boosting creative entrepreneurship through creative-based urban strategies
The aim of the JESSICA initiative is to support “sustainable investment in cities”. Through the implementation of the initiative, Urban Development Funds are emerging as potentially powerful tools to pursue sustainable urban transformation. CSI Europe will build upon the achievements to date to...
Cruise activity and the recovery of urban and harbour building heritage: Strong elements of the common interest of sea towns to develop and strengthen the urban tourism sector.
Food and agriculture accounts for a key part of global environmental challenges including climate change, biodiversity, nitrogen and phosphorus. Diet for a Green Planet is a way for every person who eats food to engage and become part of the solution.
The first objective of the EGTC URBACT project is to promote the development of cross-border urban development strategy.
ENTER.HUB promotes the role of railway hubs/multimodal interfaces of regional relevance in medium cities as engines for integrated urban development and economic, social and cultural regeneration.
How medium sized cities can generate new employment opportunities, prepare workers for jobs, and address mismatches between the supply of labour and demand for workers
Explores how demand-led workforce development strategies can be used as instruments of sustainable economic recovery in medium sized cities
Improve the university-city nexus. By applying to the URBACT programme, they want to learn from each other's experiences and practices, and move forward as successful and inclusive knowledge cities to realise Europe's 2020 strategy...
Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe focuses on the development of integrated, sustainable strategies and dynamic leadership techniques for cities to promote the use of electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe (EVUE) focuses on the development of integrated, sustainable strategies and dynamic leadership techniques for cities to promote the use of electric vehicles. Urban initiatives to encourage the public and business to use EV's will contribute to EU clean air and...
FIN-URB-ACT strives for more efficient local support structures for SMEs' development and innovative economies. The rationale is that such structures on local level - where financial instruments meet nonfinancial assistance - are basic prerequisites for fostering start-ups and business growth...
Delivering Tailored Approaches for Innovative Logisitcs Solutions
Five cities working together to promote gastronomy as a key urban development.
Developing, attracting & retaining Gen-Y 'creative tech' talent in European cities...
Our project will transfer a leading edge Open Innovation approach where citizens and businesses work together with the city, creating innovative solutions to city challenges via an online collaboration platform; GeniUS!
Exchange knowledge, tools and expertise to promote active & healthy ageing and age-friendly environments in cities.
Develop integrated and innovative management strategies for historic urban landscapes
The challenge set out by the Leipzig Charter may seem vast; nevertheless, it is only through joint efforts that we can truly aspire to better new housing developments – good, green, safe, and affordable – which will eventually give birth to the cities we want for the future of our continent. Hopus...
Smart Specialisation at City Level
Innovative Heritage Management
Digital, social media and user-generated content improving urban governance
Urban Development Funds (UDFs) foreseen in the JESSICA initiative for integrated plans for sustainable urban development
A European Network of Local Partnerships for the Advancement of Youth Employment and Opportunity
Innovative, Practical Approaches to Tackling Youth Unemployment
JOINING FORCES aims at exploring how strategy making and governance arrangements at city-region scale can help to effectively address the main challenges faced by urban Europe: competitiveness, cohesion, and sustainability.
A working group to facilitate the implementation of integrated sustainable urban development according to the Leipzig Charter.
Reconciling patrimonial and environmental qualities to get a sustainable and desirable housing environment in the heart of the cities for a diversified population.
Land Use Management forSustainable European Cities
Redefining the function, social role and accessibility of former military heritage, to promote development, sustainability and inclusiveness.
MILE is a Fast Track Pilot Project - one of the tools for implementing Region for Economic Change Programme - launched within the framework of URBACT I, in order to experiment the organisation and working processes before URBACT II.
The Key ideas of MY GENERATION
Promoting employability of young people in a changing labour market, with special focus on enterprising skills and attitudes.
NeT-TOPIC is addressed to medium sized (intermediate) cities located close to a major city within a metropolitan area. As a result of their location, these cities face today some common challenges, such as territorial fragmentation or the need to adapt to the new demands for uses and activities in...
Nodus is a project for a working group focused on the links between urban regeneration and spatial planning elements that influence regional development and spatial segregation.
Options of actions - strategic positioning of small and medium sized cities Demographic change, advanced de-industrialization and the current financial crisis together with the linked danger of job losses pose specific challenges for small and medium size cities...
Explore how cities can attract and retain migrant populations and what initiatives cities can employ to make themselves a popular choice with international workers.
Placemaking is a concept that emerged to describe the intentional process of activating new or existing public spaces to create that emotional connection.
Involving parents in the prevention of early school leaving
Creating a good local economy through procurement
REviving high-rise Blocks for cohesive and green neighborhoods. The main objective addressed by RE-Block is to foster efficient regeneration of these neighborhoods, making them more attractive and improving their environmental quality, whilst creating an integrated tailor-made approach to combat...
REDIS was a network of cities that was focused on how municipalities can re-shape districts into science quarters.
Reuse of vacant spaces as driving Force for Innovation on Local level
Reviving places, communities and resources
Develop and implement new integrated strategies for a sustainable development at neighbourhood level.
Realising the Potential of Abandoned Military Sites as an Integral part of Sustainable Urban Community Regeneration
Urban resilience a concept for co-creating cities of the future
Ten european cities inspire each other to create innovative strategies that revitalize the retail sector in medium-sized cities.
Integration of Roma populations is the focus of our Roma-Net project. The common challenge of our partnership is how to overcome negative attitudes, how to improve consultation and engagement with the Roma community.
ROMA-NeT URBACT II project was established to create a new approach to stimulate information sharing and development across the complex Roma integration policy and operational environment in nine European cities.
Developing “triple helix” structures in which municipalities, university and businesses shared a common vision and ambition.
Local Impacts from Smart City Planning
Boosting the Frequency of Qualification
sub>urban. Reinventing the fringe
Cooperate among partners to optimise a sustainable, and affordable supply of housing and to assure social cohesion through social mix and sustainable housing.
Implementation of integrated socio-economic regeneration strategies which build on local strengths and opportunities. This will be achieved by developing an integrated Socio-economic Urban REhabilitation Model for small and medium sized cities.
Developing low-carbon and resource-efficient urban food systems, by focusing on three areas: growing, delivering and enjoying food.
A digital City Future - Adapt or Die
Social inclusion and well being in cities can hardly be reached without close cooperation between public authorities, citizens and private stakeholders following a principle of co-responsibility.
Temporary Use as a Tool for Urban Regeneration
A strong tradition in the ceramics industry and for two years they shared their experiences and developed local policies adapted to this changing economic context in order to make ceramics an asset for their territory in terms of innovation, cultural dynamism and attractiveness.
The goal of this project is to understand and explore the role of urban markets as key drivers of change in terms of local economic development, regeneration and sustainable living.
URBAMECO network focused on strategies and projects that can foster sustainable integrated regeneration of critical urban areas of disadvantage with a special focus on local economy development as key aspect to fight social exclusion.
Promoting citizens engagement in upgrading urban green spaces
Towards an urban economic system of Social Incubators
Combating poverty in deprived urban areas
The aim of USEAct is to define ways to achieve opportunities for people and businesses to settle in existing locations without consumption of further land, thanks to new planning and partnership approaches.
A core USER idea is that the design of urban public spaces and the main goals of urban planning are challenged by rapid changes in how cities are used. New trends in how public spaces are used, what the new users’ needs are, increasing malfunctions and conflicts among uses, etc., are challenging...
Urban sports promotion for social inclusion, healthy and active living
Identifying and developing integrated local actions that improve women’s situation in employment, entrepreneurship and the knowledge economy
Manufacturing and selling big items requires big spaces as factories and large showrooms. During the prosperity years of manufacturing sector in Europe, wood industry dependent cities have witnessed a pop-up of such buildings along the main road axis and suburbs, strongly making urban development...