URBACT Good Practices

The ever-growing database of URBACT-labelled Good Practices includes insider knowledge on how cities across Europe have brought  positive change around just, green and productive cities, following URBACT’s core principles of participation and integration.

The showcased initiatives are effective practices, policies and projects that have been successfully put into place and could be exactly what you are looking for in your own city. Most Good Practices are low-cost and high impact. They should be shared, adapted and scaled up. Stay tuned for the next URBACT call for proposals to submit your own success story!



  • Idrija / Slovenia

    Creation of a new NGO platform

    The new ‘Towns’ Living Room’, established by the municipality in a vacant building, involves the heads of the city administration, active citizens, social services, development agency, public library and nursing home, local clubs and various associations

  • Naples / Italy

    Civic eState

    Community management of common goods through Civic Uses

  • Bydgoszcz / Poland

    Enriching the urban jungle with bees

    Connecting sites for bees freedom

  • Birmingham / United Kingdom

    Shifting mindsets to involve local communities in urban regeneration

    Appointing community representatives amongst the residents of the target area Edgbaston Reservoir, to become permanent ambassadors, communicating with the City Council, and understanding their challenges – enabling Birmingham in this way to rebuild trust

  • Halmstad / Sweden

    The 10 Good Habits for education innovation

    Enriching the education system with local partnerships

  • Birmingham / United Kingdom


    Unlocking Social and Economic Innovation Together

  • Bilbao / Spain


    Bilbao Alliance for smart specialisation in advanced services towards the digital transformation of the industry

  • Turin / Italy


    The collaborative management of urban commons to counteract poverty and socio-spatial polarisation

  • Lisbon / Portugal

    An integrated toolbox for deprived neighbourhoods

    A local development strategy for neighbourhoods and areas of priority intervention

  • Vienna / Austria


    Centre of Refugee Empowerment