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  • Uniwersytet Letni 2023

    Uniwersytet URBACT 2023 to wydarzenie szkoleniowe dla obecnych przedstawicieli miast URBACT z całej Europy, które odbędzie się w Malmö (Szwecja) od poniedziałku 28 sierpnia do środy 30 sierpnia 2023 roku. Ma ono na celu przygotowanie i wyposażenie do 500 praktyków miejskich zaangażowanych w Sieci Planowania Działań URBACT w kompetencje przydatne do opracowywania Zintegrowanych Planów Działania w celu stymulowania zmian w miastach. Szkolenie będzie prowadzone w języku angielskim.

    Co zyskasz uczestnicząc w szkoleniu?


    Dołączenie do Uniwersytetu URBACT rozpocznie Waszą przygodę z URBACT i przygotuje Was do kolejnych etapów wyprawy w ramach Sieci Planowania Działań. Rozwiniecie swoje umiejętności zawodowe i poznasz różnorodne narzędzia pomocne w opracowaniu Zintegrowanego Planu Działania. Po raz pierwszy osobiście spotkacie się z partnerami Waszych sieci i nawiążecie kontakty z wieloma europejskimi miastami. Wzmocnicie swoje umiejętności w zakresie partycypacyjnego i zintegrowanego kształtowania polityk miejskich, a wszystko to w twórczej, warsztatowej atmosferze.  

    Przygotujcie się do kreowania rozwiązań i wprowadzania zmian w Waszych miastach!

    Kto powinien się zarejestrować?


    Miasta i eksperci wiodący wszystkich zatwierdzonych Sieci Planowania Działań są zobowiązani do wzięcia udziału w wydarzeniu. Biorąc pod uwagę ograniczoną liczbę miejsc, prosimy o podjęcie decyzji o wyborze swoich przedstawicieli. Pierwszeństwo będą mieli:

        Partnerzy Wiodący obecnych Sieci Planowania Działań mogą zarejestrować 2 osoby na wydarzenie

        Partnerzy Projektu obecnych Sieci Planowania Działań powinni wyznaczyć jednego głównego przedstawiciela, który zarejestruje się na wydarzenie. Jako partner projektu możecie również wyznaczyć drugiego przedstawiciela do udziału, który może zostać przyjęty, jeśli okaże się, że będą wolne miejsca na wydarzenie.

        Eksperci Wiodący obecnych Sieci Planowania Działań URBACT

        Krajowe Punkty URBACT: jeden przedstawiciel na kraj


    Będziecie uczestniczyć w praktycznych szkoleniach, więc wymagana jest aktywna postawa i dobry poziom języka angielskiego!
    Zarejestrujcie się szybko, liczba miejsc jest ograniczona!


    Zaproszenie do rejestracji zostanie wkrótce wysłane do grupy docelowej wydarzenia.

    Uniwersytet URBACT powraca!
    Odbywające się w Malmö w Szwecji w dniach 28-30 sierpnia wydarzenie poświęcone jest budowaniu potencjału przedstawicieli miast z nowych sieci planowania działań URBACT.

    Wydarzenie tylko dla uczestników obecnych Sieci URBACT

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  • URBACT University 2023

    The URBACT University 2023 is a capacity-building event for current URBACT cities’ representatives from all over Europe which will take place in Malmö (Sweden) from Monday 28 August to Wednesday 30 August 2023. It is designed to equip up to 500 city practitioners involved in URBACT Action Planning Networks with competences useful for developing Integrated Action Plans to drive change in your cities. The training will be delivered in English.

    What will you gain by attending? 


    Joining the URBACT University will kick-start your URBACT adventure and prepare you for the next steps of your Action Planning Network journey. You will develop your professional skills and get to know a variety of tools helpful to develop your Integrated Action Plan. You will meet your network partners in person for the first time and develop contacts with many European cities. Ultimately, you will strengthen your skills in participatory and integrated policy-making, all in a playful, creative learning environment.  

    Prepare to make an impact and become a change maker for your city! 

    Who should register? 


    Cities and Lead Experts of all approved Action Planning Networks are required to attend the event. Given limited available seats, please decide locally on your representatives. Priority will be given to: 

    • Lead Partners of current Action Planning Networks can register 2 people to the event 

    • Project Partners of current Action Planning Networks should designate one primary representative to register for the event. As a Project Partner you can also nominate a second representative to register who might be accepted if there are remaining spots left for the event.

    • Lead Experts of the current URBACT Action Planning Networks 

    • National URBACT Points: one representative per country 


    You will experience hands-on trainings, so an active attitude and a good level of English are required!  
    Register fast, spots are limited!  


    The invitation to register has been sent to the target audience of the event.




    The URBACT University is back! Hosted in Malmö, Sweden, on 28-30 August, this capacity-building event is dedicated to city representatives of the new URBACT Action Planning Networks.

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  • URBACT IV Monitoring Committee

    URBACT MC meeting 2022

    Under the Swedish EU Council Presidency, the all time URBACT city of Umea will host the next Monitoring Committee.
    Together representatives from Member and Partner States, IPA countries, the European Commission and observer institutions will go through the programme's lastest findings and important decisions, notably the approval of 30 Action Planning Networks following the open call.
    Such decisions will be made accessible following the meeting.
    In addition, the participants of this closed meeting will be invited to take a ride on URBACT's Good Practice 'Gender equality at the heart of the city'.


    The URBACT IV Monitoring Committee members will meet to take strategic decisions about upcoming activities.

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  • Gustav Magnusson

    With an understanding of translating place context and driving forces into physical places

    I am an urban planner based in Malmö, Sweden specializing in comprehensive urban planning and site-specific community development. I strive to create unique places where stakeholders are enabled and feel a meaningful presence to place, life, and processes.

    I've worked in architectural practices in 7 countries and today I run my own urbanism atelier, For Elize. I take on each project with unique collaborations and adapts approaches to the specific expertise that each unique site, project and work culture demands. Through careful analysis of both the current and potential future prospects, plans are created that take into account society's conditions, driving forces, and constant changes.

    I believes in the importance of creating distinctive places where people and environments can thrive. By truly listening to and understanding each other, we can enable places where the observer's definition of beauty, meaning, and liveliness shapes the outcome. That gives capacity rather than a predefintion of the future.

    Responsiveness is not just a method, it's my basic principle, from urban planning to architecture and urban journalism. This means to be clear about the preconditions. Usually our planet, our humanity, and the commons in general. If we create the good city as the starting point for development instead of the opposite, we make sure to keep our mind set on what truly matters in our lives. Caring for these commons with the socioeconomic driving forces such as our collective community/society or individual incentives. The city is built with the time we invest in it and if we understand it well, we can create the future we desire already today and not as a consequence. The capacity for a good and inclusive life is here and now.

    I have experience with successful projects both in Sweden and around Europe. Working in multiple locations and in an international environment creates valuable insights that enrich each project.

    For further into don't hesitate to contact me.


    Services provided:

    • DESIGN: I create urban design, create master plans, and shape urban landscapes.
    • ADVISORY: I provide consulting in urban planning, analysis and architectural concept work.
    • PROCESSES: I lead creatively, coordinate and support processes.
    • EXCHANGES: I run international networks and we can handle EU funding for urban projects.
    • PEDAGOGY: I provide urban theoretical expertise, lectures, and training.
    • JOURNALISM: I perform editorial, representative, or journalistic work in urban planning.


    Selected work:

    Trelleborg, Sweden
    Masterplan, Trelleborg as part of EGA
    Master planning of Trelleborg
    Masterplan, Trelleborg as part of EGA
    Development plan, as part of KCAP for Kanalbyen, DK
    Keynote Conversations
    Thousands of hours of work, interviewing 100 global experts around the world on the future of our cities.
    Western Harbour
    Community development by finding ways to enable citizens.
    New European Bauhaus Pilot, Artic living, Boden/Luelå
    R&D exhibition on regional architecture.
    Documentary on the European housing shortage for young people.
    Winning masterplan, Årstafältet, Stockholm.
    World food village
    World Food Village: Using world food and circular urbanism as a socioeconomic way to create urban inclution.
    Redevelopment of central Malmö, SE
    Master plan for Västerport, Varberg


    Further info:

    Gustav is an urban planner, with further education in intercultural communication, creative processes, and leadership. Gustav has focused on place anchored human planning as a framework for quality of life and on architecturally manifested consensus through inclusive diversity. He has an established ability to lead international teams and complex urban structures, analyzes, feasibility studies and strategies in Europe. He has run his own and others' activities and is driven by a non-hierarchical leadership that goes from a "we" to a greater interdisciplinary community involvement together.

    Gustav has been accustomed to public contexts and appearances in various contexts and languages since childhood. He lectures regularly, has published articles and publications, participated in debates, conducted seminars, participated in international planning conferences, regularly presents major plans to the public, participates in major public citizen dialogues, has published planning documentaries and films, is accustomed to guiding and representations and has exhibited architecture at exhibitions.

    Gustav is the third generation in an acclaimed architect (3 p) and journalist (2 p) family. He has grown up with values such as the importance of non-angled comprehensible information and human/planet centered architecture as a framework for life. He represents the first generation who grew up with sustainability and systems thinking as a natural part from the first day of primary school. His understanding of the city is strengthened by the fact that he has lived and worked in 12 cities in 7 countries, with experience and understanding of the importance of providing "diversity side by side" in spaces. In 2017-2018, he was therefore elected to the Swedish Architects' Committee for Equality and Diversity Issues. Gustav is defined as ENFP in Myers-Briggs test (Inspirer)

    Available for Ad-hoc expertise missions

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

    1. Thematic expertise:
      > Strategic urban planning
      > Urban design
    2. Methods and tools for integrated and participatory approaches:
      >Integrated and participatory design of strategies/ action plans
  • Lär om första callet i URBACT IV

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    Under European week kommer URBACT att lyftas i åtminstone sex olika sessioner.

    Den kanske allra viktigaste att få med sig är informationssessionen om första utlysningen till Action planning network i URBACT IV.


    Boka in 11 oktober klockan 16-17 och missa inte att registrera dig här där du också kan läsa om andra sessioner under European week.

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  • Sverige

    URBACT är ett europeiskt kunskapsutbytesprogram finansierat av EU. Målet är att göra det möjligt för städer att arbeta mer tillsammans och utveckla lösningar på gemensamma urbana utmaningar. Det sker genom nätverk, erfarenhetsutbyte och genom att identifiera de bästa metoderna för att förbättra städer.

    Sedan 2002 har URBACT drivit förändring över hela Europa genom att möjliggöra samarbete och idéutbyte mellan städer inom tematiska nätverk, genom att bygga upp kompetensen hos lokala intressenter i utformningen och genomförandet av integrerade och deltagande policyer, och genom att dela kunskap.

    Nyheter från URBACT delas nedan. Följ även gärna URBACT Sveriges LinkedIn

    Prenumerera även gärna på vårt nyhetsbrev 


    National URBACT Point - Sweden
  • The 10 Good Habits for education innovation


    Enriching the education system with local partnerships

    Jonas Åberg
    The Swedish city of Halmstad has adopted the “The 10 Good Habits”, a novel approach to education to enhance participation across institutions, families and private partners concerned in the pilot project.[1] This experience is inspired by the URBACT ON BOARD Transfer Network for the creation of an Education Innovation Network (EIN). Following the Lead Partner Viladecans (Spain), Halmstad has engaged in forming its own version of a Education Innovation Network (EIN) in a pilot area, the School Area North in the Oskarström neighbourhood.

    [1] The 10 Good Habits approach has been developed by a local consultancy, Hjärnberikad, in cooperation with neuroscience researchers. The concept focuses on effective brain health and provides knowledge and tools for a sharpened everyday life. The Good Habits focus on: Food, Physical training, Positive thinking, Handling stress, Learning new things, Repetition, Variety, Decision-making, Friends, Sleep.
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    Solutions offered by the good practice

    Halmstad is a fast-growing town on Sweden’s west coast: a port, but also a university, industrial and recreational city. The local education system rarely cooperated actively with local companies, organisations, or even parents. Rather, it was strongly managed by municipal departments guided by national rules. Typically for Sweden, local families were involved in children’s sports clubs, but much less so in schools. The opportunity offered by ONBOARD network was to adopt the Education Innovation Network (EIN) approach to modernise education curricula through digital technologies at different ages and stages of learning, to provide pupils with the necessary skills to enter the job market.


    The city of Halmstad, which has already been working together with Viladecans since 2014 on a project called IMAILE, in 2018 engaged in transferring the Spanish city’s good practice involving multidisciplinary and multi-sector stakeholders for  the EIN  creation. The EIN is a cooperative structure that brings together public administration, education centers, professionals, families, and enterprises.


    With the EIN, Halmstad hoped to deliver short-term improvements such as calmer classrooms, but also longer-term benefits in terms of preparing future professionals and citizens.   The success of the extensive cooperation among partners led to modifying the educational curricula and creating a new teaching approach by adding technologies and involving the parents.


    Among the activities developed we can find:

    • “Happy Braincells”: the objective of the project was to give fifth graders an educational package consisting in games, readings and group presentation to give them more knowledge about health factors and the 10 Good Habits.
    • “Stroller Walks”: based on the “Movement” good habit, the students were given a topic which they discussed during walks. When they came back, teachers collected their thoughts in the classrooms. The project entailed the participation of parents.
    • “Increased Learning”: collaboration between training schools, teacher training students, Halmstad University, and the school librarian to increased learning and promoting good reading habits; 
    • Young people influence in local society: collaboration between the municipality and the Oskarström neighbourhood community to get students to be more active and politically mobilized.


    The project was also  to implement good practices in everyday’s lessons, e.g. beginning classes by looking back at the previous class (repetition), or mindfully understanding the positive thoughts that reaching a goal brings.

    Sustainable and integrated urban approach

    To enhance the work and results of ON BOARD, Halmstad’s city council created across its departments four clusters, meant to share interests and work on topics of Care and Support, Education and Learning, Growth and Attractiveness, Infrastructure. The aim of the clusters is to enhance an integrated approach in which communication within the municipality is improved.


    Halmstad is committed to continuing the work to enhance education innovation in collaboration with community stakeholders. The city recognizes that in order to continue and expand the work, the municipality will need to organize and delegate, but also continue to transform the municipality’s different departmental boundaries.


    The city has also identified further necessary improvements to build on the progress made so far, concerning communication within the municipality, within departments and schools units and the community.

    Participatory approach

    Learning from Viladecans’ Good Practice, EIN in Halmstad ment involving parents, public administration, local businesses, sports clubs in a brand-new participatory approach.[1]


    The city started by taking an inventory of local stakeholders and identifying a first pilot area to trial the EIN approach, the School Area North – one of the five different areas in the city’s educational map.


    After creating a Coordination Team and an Urban Local Group (ULG) coordinator at the municipal level, the town then formed five Focus Groups based on the 10 Good Habits to improve students’ brain power and overall well-being.


    Each Focus Group involved a mix of relevant stakeholders and started making projects with the School Area North to add different activities in the schools’ curricula based on the 10 Good Habits. The purpose was to further the students’ knowledge on the good habits for mental health so that they would continue practising them in the longer term, eventually in their working lives.


    [1] 13 schools, 389 teachers and principals, 996 students, 100 families, 10 companies, 2 universities, 10 local entities, 1 mayor, 1 councilor, 20 people from the municipal staff.

    What difference has it made

    By transferring and adapting Viladecan’s good practice, Halmstad has successfully achieved many objectives. It has reinforced the city’s social sustainability goals (schools working together with other schools, authorities and civil society), improved cooperation between the two municipal Education Departments (Primary and Secondary Level), increased resources from one of its educational departments (allocated to a new person for the Educational Innovation Network projects in School Area North), nurtured a forum that enables to plan, implement and evaluate joint work, created new collaborations to develop an health-aware perspective in Oskarström (the “Happy Brain cell” project and the “Stroller Walks” to engage with parents from a very early stage).


    After the ONBOARD Transfer Network project, Halmstad detected four main outcomes:

    • The Educational Innovation Network will continue, and new human resources and municipal budget will be allocated;
    • Communication between the schools and the local stakeholders has significantly improved;
    • The environment in the classrooms detected to be much calmer than at the start of the project;
    • Plans for expanding the Good Practice to other parts of the city will be developed.

    Transferring the practice

    The ONBOARD Transfer Network was led by the city of Viladecans and involved, apart from Halmstad, Tallinn (Estonia), Poznań (Poland), Albergaria-a-Velha (Portugal) and Nantes (France).


    After the transnational meetings of ONBOARD in 2019 all the Project Partners signed a Policy Declaration in which they outlined their cities’ stance on education and educational innovation and the role that local governments could play.


    The progress of Halmstad transfer project has been affected by the disruption of Covid-19 in 2020, but it managed to adapt to the pace of current circumstances and engage in “digital mode” activities, improving its digital skills for organising and teaching over the Internet.

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    LEAD PARTNER : Ghent - Belgium
    • Ampelokipi - Menemeni - Greece
    • Aveiro - Portugal
    • Barcelona - Spain
    • Berlin - Germany
    • Gothenburg - Sweden
    • Nantes - France
    • Sofia - Bulgaria
    • Tallinn - Estonia

    Operational Implementation Framework

    European cities face higher levels of Early Leaving from Education and Training (ELET) than their national averages, meaning that some urban areas have more ELET rates, than the countryside areas - contrary to the national trends of these cities' countires. This represents a serious challenge, as ELET has significant societal and individual consequences, such as a higher risk of unemployment, poverty, marginalization and social exclusion. Tackling this issue means breaking the cycle of deprivation and the intergenerational transmission of poverty and inequality.

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    • Baena - Spain
    • Cesena - Italy
    • Fundão - Portugal
    • Jelgava - Latvia
    • LAG Pays des Condruses - Belgium
    • Mollet del Vallès - Spain
    • Monmouthshire County Council
    • Mouans-Sartoux - France
    • Petrinja - Croatia
    • Pyli - Greece
    • Södertälje - Sweden




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    • Kick-off meeting in June (Mollet des Valles).
    • Transnational meetings in October (LAG Payd de Condruses) and December (Pyli).
    • Transnational meetings in April (Sodertalye), June (Fundao), July (Jelgava) and September (Abergavenny).
    • Transnational meetings in March (Mouans Sartoux) and April (Petrinja). Final event in April (Baena).

    Rethinking Agri-food production in small and medium-sized European cities is the aim of this Action Planning network. Agri-food production is a mature industry that continues to play an important role in terms of GDP, employment and environmental sustainability. That is why new growth potentials must be activated by means of innovation, new business models and strategies. Our vision is to place cities at the core of a growing global movement that recognises the current complexity of food systems and the links between rural cities and nearby cities as a way to ensure regional development.


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  • BoostInno

    The Intercultural cities programme (ICC) supports cities in reviewing their policies through an intercultural lens and developing comprehensive intercultural strategies to help them manage diversity positively and realise the diversity advantage.

    Amadora launches a Guide on the welcoming of migrants

    Blue Economy Forum

    BluAct Toolkit

    BluAct: The Documentary

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    Kick-off meeting in July (Wroclaw). Transnational meeting in November (Barcelona).
    Transnational meetings in March (Baia Mare) and November (Paris).
    Transnational meeting in January (Milan). Final event in April (Gdansk).

    Municipality of Athienou
    2, Archbishop Makarios III Ave.
    7600 Athienou Cyprus


    Municipality of Santiago de Compostela


    Municipality of Udine (Italy)


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    2700-595 Amadora



    +351 21 436 9000

    Ext. 1801


    City of Rome

    Department of European Funds and Innovation

    Via Palazzo di Città, 1 - 10121 Turin (Italy)



    Câmara Municipal de Lisboa

    Departamento de Desenvolvimento Local

    Edifício Municipal, Campo Grande nº25, 6ºE | 1749 -099 Lisboa



    Laura González Méndez. Project coordinator.

    Gijón City Council


    Municipality of Piraeus


    City of Ljubljana

    Mestni trg 1

    1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia


    Project Coordinator Martin Neubert

    +49 371 355 7029



    Riga NGO House


    City of Antwarp
    Grote Markt 1 - 2000 Antwarpen

    Manchester City Council
    Manchester M2 5RT

    City of Rotterdam
    Coolsingel 40, 3011 AD Rotterdam

    City Council Bielefeld
    Bürger Service Center
    Phone +49 521 510


    City of Eindhoven
    Stadhuisplein 1, 5611 EM Eindhoven

    City of Loulé
    Praça da República, 8104-001 Loulé
    Phone +351 289 400 600


    City of Igualada
    Plaça de l'Ajuntament, 1, 08700 Igualada, Barcelona


    City of Ghent
    Stad Gent
    Botermarkt 1
    9000 Gent

    City of Genoa
    Via di Francia, 1 - XI floor. 16149 Genova


    City of San Donà di Piave Piazza Indipendenza, 13 – 30027


    City of Naples
    Urban Planning Department 
    Phone +39 081 7958932 - 34 - 17 


    The Barnsley Digital Media  County Way, Barnsley, S70 2JW
    Phone +44 01226 720700 


    Preston City Council
    Town Hall, Preston, PR1 2RL

    City of Piacenza
    piazza Cavalli 2 - 29121 Piacenza - Italia
    tel centralino 
    Phone +39 0523 492 111 

    City of Bilbao
    Plaza Ernesto Erkoreka nº1. 48007 Bilbao. Phone +32 944 204 200 

    City of Poznan
    plac Kolegiacki 17,
    61-841 Poznań


    Westmisnter City Council
    Phone +44 020 7641 6500

    City of Gdańsk
    5 prof. Witolda Andruszkiewicza St.
    80-601 Gdańsk

    The work developed by the cities of this Action Planning network has proven that social innovation is not just a trend, but it could also be qualified as a fundamental change in the management of cities, in the management of impact and in the relations cities uphold and develop with their inhabitants. Some would describe this change as an equivalent of the industrial or the IT revolution: up until now, one of the basic assumptions of urban policy was that citizens were to accept what is decided, planned and built. Recent years have shown that it is often the citizens who make the city, in a collaborative perspective.

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