Discover the URBACT Networks, their cities, their plans,  and recommendations. An URBACT network brings together EU cities willing to exchange ideas and produce integrated local policies with the help of their peers, local stakeholders and URBACT experts. Cities can join three types of URBACT Networks, Action Planning, Transfer and the Innovation Transfer Mechanism, following calls for proposals.

Interested in taking part in an URBACT Network? Find out more about the upcoming calls for Networks, how to join a Network as an expert or how to become a Local URBACT Group member, get involved!   


  • EcoCore

    EcoCore focuses on accelerating the green transition in the industrial areas of partner cities. It aims to build the capacity of small cities in addressing climate change by promoting a green economy agenda and assisting local stakeholders, particularly businesses, in transitioning to low-carbon energy sources for transportation, heating and electricity. Network activities will create significant momentum for a green energy transition, especially in the work environments of the industrial areas of the partner cities.

  • TechDiversity

    TechDiversity is an URBACT network of eight partners representing small and medium-sized European cities, that aim to boost and facilitate diverse local communities that are not active in Tech & Digital sectors, facing specific challenges in terms of diversity, gender equality and inclusion. Furthermore, the partner cities will mainly focus on an identified pressing issue and will support at least one diverse local group in each of the participating cities, through the action plans.


  • FEMACT-Cities

    The objective of FEMACT-Cities is to support the drafting of eight “Local Action Plans on Gender Equality” about main challenges regarding women's liberty and empowerment:


    - a society that adapts and protects,

    - a society that enables education and personal development,

    - a society that enables emancipation and economic autonomy.


    These challenges come together in a transversal fight against stereotypes.

  • NextGen YouthWork

    NextGen YouthWork aims to develop further and improve online youth work through innovative digital solutions at the city level. By this, the network works towards better aligning youth work with the opportunities and challenges posed by the online world in which young people spend a lot of time nowadays.

  • Re-Gen

    Re-Gen is a European network of cities that aims to support sustainable urban development and social inclusion thanks to the protagonism of secondary school students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Young people, aged between 10 and 18, will be involved in the transformation of abandoned public areas into urban sports hubs, with the approach of tactical urbanism and inclusion of green and gender criteria in architecture.

  • Agents of Co-Existence

    The main objective of the Agents of Co-Existence Network is to foster innovative approaches to societal challenges and strive for inclusive local policies with active community involvement. To achieve this, the network focuses on strengthening the skills and competences of civil servants and creating new organisational structures and cultures to further boost civic participation and thereby build a stronger foundation for democracy. Through knowledge exchange and study visits, the network explores the possibilities to improve participatory processes and maximise outcomes.



    LET‘S GO CIRCULAR! network is paving the way for a sustainable, just and productive transition of cities towards a functioning Circular Economy. It addresses all issues relevant to a holistic strategy of circular city ecosystems, fostering innovative solutions. The concept of the 10 R Ladder (from REFUSE to RECOVER) serves as an underlying principle for the action planning. 


    In order to build more inclusive and resilient societies, local authorities need to ensure that migrant reception and support policies guarantee that migrants overcome obstacles in accessing their rights. The WELDI network empowers local authorities to put human rights at the heart of their efforts to develop dignified and innovative approaches to welcoming newcomers. In achieving this goal, cities of this network work hand in hand with migrants and other residents, as well as with local, national and international partners.

  • Cities for Sustainability Governance

    Cities are urged to set ambitious ecological goals for climate and biodiversity while managing social and economic sustainability. No European city has yet achieved the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), although they are a great fit for cities to develop their governance. There is an “action gap” between the ambitions set and what is being achieved. Cities for Sustainability Governance (CSG) will use the SDGs as a vehicle for implementing strategic urban governance and deliver on the promise of transforming our world, as set out in the UN 2030 Agenda.