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
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...
Social design of public services. CHANGE! provides exchange and learning in the area of collaborative public service delivery, more specifi cally it seeks answers how to transform existing top-down social services to a more collaborative delivery model by using people’ power and the energy of...
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.
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.
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...
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
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
Redefining the function, social role and accessibility of former military heritage, to promote development, sustainability and inclusiveness.
Creating a good local economy through procurement
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.
sub>urban. Reinventing the fringe
A digital City Future - Adapt or Die
Combating poverty in deprived urban areas
Urban sports promotion for social inclusion, healthy and active living