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Promoting innovation and the knowledge economy in health field for the local social and economic development.

4D Cities project aims at stimulating the key factors for developing successful integrated policies on Health Innovation so they become driving forces for local development, both at economic and social levels. Partner cities would like to give a boost to innovation and knowledge economy in health sector as a new productive sector which contributes to the diversification and enhancement of the economic activities and social cohesion of their territories.

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Timeline

2013
Project launch
2015
Project completed

Integrated action plans

An Integrated Action Plan (IAP) is a policy instrument that is produced by Action Planning Networks within a period of 12-14 months after the beginning of their activities. The aim of the IAP is to respond in a concrete way to a urban challenge, which is common to all involved cities. Each partner develops its own IAP, so all plans are unique in terms of local circumstances, territorial coverage and, most of all, the context in which this tool is proposed to be implemented. The creation and validation of this instrument relies in a collective undertaking, designed to strengthen commitment and to increase the prospect of sustainable delivery. In this sense, every partner city must establish a URBACT Local Group (ULG), in order to gather implicated stakeholders to co-create and participate in this process.Thus, the IAP reflects and integrates all ULG members' knowledge and learning from transnational exchange.
  • Igualada
  • Novara
  • Baia Sprie
  • Plungé
  • Tartu
  • Jena
  • Eindhoven
  • Leeds