Last update from March 2021, approved by the Monitoring Committee.
Cities face a wide range of challenges in the coming years ranging from how to tackle an ageing population to reducing their carbon production. The crisis has left many cities dealing with high unemployment and a weakened economy. Under austerity policies and because of a reduced taxtake, the cities have fewer resources with which to combat greater needs. URBACT is a know-how programme that promotes exchange and learning between cities. It uses European Structural Funds to achieve its goals. It does not do investments and nor does it carry out pilot projects.