The European Urban Initiave has new capacity-building open calls

Our partners from EUI invite cities to join their activities!

The capacity building component of EUI seeks to improve and increase the capacities of cities in the design of sustainable urban development policies, strategies and practices in an integrated and participative way. It also contributes to the design and implementation of these policies and action plans on a local, regional and national level. This element encompasses the cooperation with URBACT IV Networks of cities, as well as peer learning activities and Urban Development Network-type capacity building.


The calls for capacity building activities are now open!


City-to-City Exchanges

Looking to discuss with fellow urban practitioners a specific challenge you are facing? Interested in building your capacity in integrated, participatory and place-based approaches to Sustainable Urban Development? This offer provides support to urban authorities in addressing implementation challenges related to sustainable urban development.  The call for applications for city-to-city exchanges opened on 4 April 2023 and will close on 17 November 2023 at 12:00 CET. Applications are submitted and approved for implementation on a rolling basis while the call is open.



Capacity-building events


Delivering high quality community-led local development in urban areas, 7-9 June, Timisoara, Romania

Come to Timisoara where EUI will deliver a capacity building event dedicated to community-led local development (CLLD) in urban areas. If you are involved in CLLD, this event is for you!

Agenda and registration are available here. The objective is to increase the capacity of urban authorities and stakeholders to deliver high quality CLLD in urban areas through EU Cohesion policy for the 2021-27 period.


Supporting an integrated approach to Sustainable Urban Development, 4-5 July 2023, Ljubljana, Slovenia

You are an urban authority  from small and medium sized cities and interested in exploring the main principles of the integrated, place-based approach to urban development? You need support to build innovative and integrated Sustainable Urban Development projects using Cohesion Policy funds? 

Register here by 20 June 2023! 







Submitted by URBACT on 27/04/2023