URBACT news

05 September 2014 | Cities and Youth Employment, Urbact and Cittalia Promote the Dialogue among Mayors and Start-uppers in Turin
The strategies for the promotion of youth employment adopted by the Italian cities partners in URBACT networks will be the focus theme of the event organized by Cittalia – Research Centre of ANCI (National association of Italian municipalities) on 12th September in Turin, as side event of the Bureau of the Committee of the Regions, taking place the same day.

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24 July 2014 | The General Commission for Territorial Equality – Background and Mission of the new Managing Authority of URBACT
We had the chance to discuss these issues with Raphael Le Mehauté, Prefect and Deputy General Commissioner for Territorial Equality, and Director for Cities and Urban Cohesion at GCTE, the new URBACT Programme Managing Authority.

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21 July 2014 | Rebuilding Málaga on Community Power
"Each city is like a different world," says Fernando Barreiro, Lead Expert of the USER network, "but there are many things they can learn from each other". Understanding this was precisely what made the active Spanish city of Málaga join a network with other cities across Europe, aiming to share knowledge and experience on how to engage citizens in the caretaking of their surroundings and, together with other stakeholders, the creation of better public spaces.

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16 July 2014 | Cities in Competition – High-quality Cultural Offer Improves Attractiveness
Many cities focus on their economic development in order to become more competitive. They forget though that the soul of a city, its capacity to be festive, to make noise is a crucial parameter of attractiveness in the competition to attract industries and talents.

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26 June 2014 | Community-Led Local Development or How to Put People at the Center of Policy-Making
Building a common view of what Community-Led Local Development (CLLD) means and supposes, sharing experiences related to participatory processes and the use of this tool in non-urban contexts and understanding the challenges of applying it to urban areas – here are the main objectives for the working seminar URBACT recently organized on the topic of Community-Led Local Development. 

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