Alison Partridge

Edited on 08/06/2023

Alison Partridge

  • English, French
Availability :
Available for Lead Expert role and Ad-hoc expertise missions

Validated Expert info

Expert can perform the Lead expert role and Ad hoc expertise missions at network and programme level in relation to:

  1. The design and delivery of (transnational) exchange and learning activities
  2. Thematic expertise:
    > Local Economy
    > Equality, Diversity, Inclusion
    > Digital Transformation
    > Knowledge Economy
  3. Methods and tools for integrated and participatory approaches:
    > Integrated and participatory design of strategies
    > Sustaining engagement of stakeholders and translating strategies into actions


Since 1992, I have supported EU and UK cities with inclusive economic development, enterprise, entrepreneurship, employment, innovation, and growth. I have been an URBACT Lead Expert since 2009 and have wide ranging network level and programme level experience, including:


- Lead Expert for 5 different networks focusing on local economies: ESIMeC I & II, TechTown + 

- TechRevolution I and II. 

- Ad hoc expert for URBACT Markets, AS-Transfer, I-Place and Gendered Landscape & others.

- Lab Manager for Jobs & Skills at 2 x Summer Universities. 

- Capitalisation and capacity building expert on Jobs and Growth and Digital Transitions. 

- Leading URBACT’s capacity building work on digital transitions, starting with a snapshot assessment of capacity building needs in 2022 and more recently developing the ‘Keeping up with digital transitions’ training programme, launched in March 2023. 


I continue to work on the ground with UK cities to support the development of inclusive digital economies.