URBACT news

29 September 2014 | Athens, an URBACT Food Metropolis
From a city with 0% food self-sufficiency ratio to introducing food policy as key priority in the political agenda, Athens has come a long way. Learn how they got there and how URBACT helped them in doing that!

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29 September 2014 | When should Cities Use an Integrated Territorial Investment?
The new Integrated Territorial Investments form a key plank of the 2014-20 programming period. They are set out in regulatory terms in the Common Provisions Regulation and are part of the Article 7 of the ERDF regulation that stipulates that at least 5% of the European funds should be spent on integrated urban development.

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26 September 2014 | Communication Channels for the City: Old Formulas Revisited and New Paths
Integrated city branding is not about logos & campaigns, but building up unifying and updated narratives of the contemporary city. That´s in essence the brand concept when applied to cities and places...

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26 September 2014 | Job Generation: What can your City do to Grow Jobs for Young People?
Europe is facing a huge youth employment challenge. A recovery seems to be in progress, but it is an uneven one. What can your city do - the city practitioners, elected officials and key stakeholders - to grow jobs for young people?  This is the central question to be explored in this article, drawing on the initial findings of URBACT's 'Job Generation' workstream. In particular it focuses on what  cities can do - starting from today - to better understand the problem and to better engage employers and young people in this critical debate. 

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24 September 2014 | The Municipalities of 4D Cities Specify their Local Action Plans
The eight European cities that make up the 4D Cities Health Innovation are on the final line before the end of their project. To best succeed in the implementation of their Local Action Plans, they are using ImpactMaps, fund-raising techniques and communication tools. Learn how!

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