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  • Sandra Rainero

    Passionate for urbanity and humanity, a strong believer in collective intelligence and participatory urban action, I have been committed to leading and supporting practitioners and local administrators towards inclusive, smart, innovative and effective urban and local development for the past two decades. 

    Leaving no one behind, people-centric, the common good and ecosystemic well-being in cities and localities are my mantra.  

    In my capacity of URBACT Lead expert ( ONSTAGE TN), National Expert in the URBACT National Practice Transfer Initiative, working on further transferring the C-CHANGE TN and capacity-building expert for digital transition in cities, I have supported city networks and practitioners to plan strategies and solutions for the city ecosystem, namely in the fields of:

    * education
    * social cohesion and inclusion
    * culture and arts
    * jobs and skills

    focusing on human equity, rights, well-being and agency in times of digital transformations and ecological emergency (the twin transitions). In these fields, for several years around Europe, I have been:

    * doing research
    * designing and managing transnational projects, 
    * organizing training and educational experiences, 
    * events and conferences, 
    * facilitating co-design of territorial and urban plans

    I am an adaptive and situational facilitator, communicator, trainer and designer. I can lead, follow and nudge as needed, led by a keen working ethics and robust knowledge and abilities acquired in studies and field experience. I have a multimedia communication background, I can help find different strategies to communicate and cooperate with urban stakeholders of different walks of life. 

    In the field of equality, inclusion and diversity my 20 + years’ experience ranges from tackling gender issues to migration/minority to inclusion of youth and ageing populations, with work experience in local, national and international public and private organizations. 

    As a public servant and later policy advisor on local employment, I have over 20 years of hands-on experience in the field of jobs and skills, local economy, social innovation, with extensive knowledge of labour market dynamics and trends, including green and digital skills required for the twin transitions and the future of jobs. 

    I have explored and worked on all dimensions of formal and non-formal education from design, prototyping and delivery of innovative upskilling and reskilling educational paths, working on the development of key skills for the 21st century such as STE(A)M, sustainability, critical and creative thinking, entrepreneurial and analytical skills, green skills and climate change awareness.

    With a background in cultural and social studies cultural practice is my bread and butter, mostly in the fields of performing arts, popular culture, traditional cultural expressions, media linking them to the current social, economic and environmental challenges. 

    For more information and to see what we can do together, feel free to drop me a message.

    Sandra Rainero
    Available for Lead Expert role and 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. The design and delivery of (transnational) exchange and learning activities
    2. Thematic expertise:
      > Culture
      > Education
      > Equality, Diversity, Inclusion
      > Job and skills
    3. Methods and tools for integrated and participatory approaches:
      > Monitoring and evaluation for effective implementation
      > Sustaining engagement of stakeholders and translating strategies into actions
  • Simone d'Antonio

    Simone d'Antonio is an expert of sustainable urban development, with a strong experience in supporting urban and regional authorities in planning and implementing projects of urban innovation. 

    His work is focused on empowering local authorities to better govern the most relevant urban challenges and support them in the exchange of knowledge and solutions with other cities at European and global level. 

    Simone was Ad-Hoc Expert for several URBACT networks (Tourism-Friendly Cities, Thriving Streets, Gendered Landscape, Playful Paradigm, Com.Unity.Lab, Civic eState, Active NGOs, ONSTAGE, City Centre Doctor, 2nd Chance, Interactive Cities), providing thematic and methodological support to the partners. He supported also the development and the facilitation of thematic sessions at the URBACT City Festivals of Lisbon in 2018 and Pantin/Grand Paris in 2022.

    He regularly works also with Urban Innovative Actions, Urban Agenda for the EU and Covenant of Mayors as expert, supporting the development of pilot actions and capturing the knowledge emerged from projects of urban innovation.

    Just transitions, jobs and skills for local economy, urban design, sustainable tourism, civic engagement, active inclusion and reduction of inequalities are just some of the topics covered by Simone in recent years, with a strong production of studies published, among the others, by C40 Cities, UN-Habitat and Urban Innovative Actions or in the framework of INTERREG projects.   


    Available for Lead Expert role and 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. The design and delivery of (transnational) exchange and learning activities
    2. Thematic expertise:
      > Local Economy
      > Energy Transition
      > Communication
      > Participatory Governance
      > Urban Design
    3. Methods and tools for integrated and participatory approaches:
      > Integrated and participatory design of strategies
      > Securing funding and resourcing
  • Can civic spaces strengthen local networks?

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    Can civic spaces strenghen local networks - COVER

    Only strong and connected local communities can effectively adapt to the constant changes in our society. Bottom-up and local initiatives have a great role to play.

    Three women who are volunteers at the Riga NGO House during a festivity.

    Riga NGO House expanding activities (read more here).

    Small cities, especially those facing a population decrease, can also benefit from establishing strong local networks. For the past years, Idrija (SI) has been a shrinking city, suffering from social and economic challenges. To better connect the local community, they found a solution by establishing a Town’s Living Room. This inclusive and innovative practice was designed by the people on the ground – also known as the URBACT Local Group, a multi-stakeholder group of people from the city following URBACT’s Networks. Having taking part in two networks, the CityCentreDoctor Action Planning Network and the Re-GrowCity Transfer Network, the municipality of Idrija was able to consolidate a rich experience.


    Civic engagement


    Today the Town’s Living Room in Idrija is a space, where everyone can find something for themselves. It counts with a variety of activities based on the “by the people for the people'' model, involving different diverse groups, encouraging active citizen participation and creating a thriving community.


    Furthermore, thanks to URBACT’ National Practice Transfer Initiative pilots, six small Slovenian municipalities got the chance to first-hand learn from Idrija’s story. They understood the practices, adapted the idea to their local context and, ultimately, transferred the Town’s Living Room initiative to their own cities. As a result, they created their own local networks and established similar community spaces.


    Temporary use as a creativity tool


    It is important for cities to recognise the potential of the NGOs and community’s involvement in the revitalisation of empty spaces. Bottom up initiatives can offer for temporary use for places in decay. By doing this, users enrich abandoned spaces and their surroundings, maintain the premises, and reduce certain costs for the owners, as maintenance.


    URBACT Civic eState - City governance diagram

    Another Italian city benefited from the participation in an URBACT Network, particularly to explore innovative solutions to tackle the challenge of empty spaces. By taking part in the 2nd Chance Action Planning Network, the city of Naples (IT) adopted a participative approach to renewal a large abandoned building in the city. Today, the building serves as a place where citizens and civil initiatives are encouraged to meet, exchange and, most importantly, express interest to implement pilot projects through temporary use. No permanent use is foreseen for this building, making the spaces lively and ever-evolving.  Naples was awarded with an URBACT Good Practice, thanks to this initiative and later continued its URBACT journey leading the Civic eState Transfer Network.


    Despite having a long tradition of participatory governance, the city of Ghent (BE) has also learnt a lot from Naples and other partners by participating in the Civic eState Transfer Network. With knowledge gathered along the way, the municipality co-designed a bottom-up approach on how to support citizens’ initiatives, including providing legal and administrative support. Their pilot action included a temporary use of an abandoned church owned by the city, where citizens were given access to build their own project with public support.



    How else can cities support civic ecosystems?


    Ensuring that NGOs and civil initiatives with access to space is one of the best ways, which local authorities can provide for local community. Certainly, this is not the only way and there is much more a city can do:

    • offer access to equipment NGOs and civil initiatives can use for their activities;
    • funding opportunities for their activities and their cooperation with the city (stable funding mechanisms spanning over a few years can provide NGOs stability, helping them to develop and professionalise). This can include innovative funding mechanisms fostering cooperation instead of competition and allowing equal opportunities for all;
    • create a way to promote the work of local NGOs and their activities (on websites, social media, monthly papers, community boards etc);
    • organise workshops and lectures, legal and accounting consultations to help NGOs develop and professionalise;
    • create events where NGOs can meet, exchange ideas, and establish new collaborations;
    • transfer some public functions to local NGOs, recognising their work and showing faith as well as shading burden on public administration and allowing for new and innovative approaches;
    • and formalise the cooperation between the city administration and NGOs by signing a letter of intent for cooperation.





    How about you? How does your city support the local civic ecosystem? Tell us on social media and tag us @URBACT
    Interested by other examples, check out The Power of Civic Ecosystems publication!
    From urbact

    NGOs and civic initiatives are proving to be a key link to overcome the growing mistrust between public administrations and citizens. In cities across Europe, different forms of cooperation between cities and civil society have increasingly become important for the quality of life and services in cities, strengthening social cohesion and brining local communities close together.


    The cities also have a role to play. Municipalities and city administrations can support these local networks by offering access to spaces, materials, knowledge and funding, as well as providing opportunities to cooperate. If considered, some factors and conditions can contribute to thriving communities and cities of equal opportunities. Some of these success factors are outlined below.



    The power of civic ecosystems


    Time after time, the NGOs and civil initiatives have proved to be strong allies to overcome various challenges and, as a consequence, to contribute to sustainable urban development. Connections and cooperation between local organisations, civil society and public administrations can create powerful synergies, not only building strong local networks, but also enabling the so-called “civic ecosystems”.


    “In Europe there are more and more, not dozen but hundreds of big projects, millions of euros projects that are managed by NGOs and all kinds of cooperatives and social economy actors. These are the people who are actually reshaping our cities. It is really important to recognise the scale in which these organisations operate and are therefore really significant actors in our cities,” says Levente Polyak, co-founder of Eutropian and previous URBACT Lead Expert, at the conference The Power of Civic Ecosystems, which was held in Ljubljana last year.

    NGO House in Riga (LV)
    NGO House in Riga (LV)



    In a publication of the same name, Levente and other authors explored how to build better cooperation between public administrations and local civic societies, showcasing good practices that cities and NGOs can draw inspiration from. The publication leans on the lessons learnt from the ActiveNGOs Transfer Network, where the URBACT Good Practice-labeled NGO House in Riga (LV) was adapted by other EU cities.




    Riga’s NGO House is a successful initiative, where the local administration acknowledged and seized the potential of civic ecosystems. Coordinated by the municipality, it contributes to a more democratic and inclusive society by offering equal opportunities and access to spaces, activities, events, trainings and much more. Since 2013, the NGO House has accomplished different objectives when it comes to the integration of people of different ages, social groups and nationalities. All by supporting existing NGOs and promoting citizens' awareness of local affairs.


    As Irina Vasiljeva, from the City of Riga, explained “it's a space where NGOs can come, they can make their activities, they can get educated on different topics, it's a space where NGOs can start participation. For some NGOs, it's a cradle. When they start working, they come to NGO House, they get benefits that NGO House offers, become stronger and then they leave our nest, become independent and become the partners of Riga NGO House”.



    Syracuse (IT) was among the partner cities from Active NGOs, which had the opportunity to learn from Riga – and the other project partners – co-designed three new civic spaces in their city. They had to re-consider how to put in practice the original good practice, as the municipality did not have as many public funds and large structures available to support such cooperation, at least not in the same way as Riga does. But that has not stopped the Syracuse city’s staff.


    Instead, they have co-designed the spaces together with local associations who now manage them. They even formalised their collaboration by forming a governance model, called “House of Associations and Volunteers”, connecting all three civic spaces. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Mayor and 27 active local organisations to ensure a smooth dynamic. As Levente Polyak also brought up at the conference, “the coexistence and collaboration of organisations make them more suitable to use each other's resources, to share resources, build projects together so in a way be more efficient than acting alone.”


  • Silvia Cioli

    Silvia Cioli is co-founder of studioUAP office and the Zappata Romana association to enable citizens to take action with grass root urban agriculture projects. She is an Italian architect, has studied in Rome, and holds a Ph.D. in urban design. Her recent research and projects’ interest has been on landscape and environmental planning issues, participatory design experiences, urban public space and shared urban gardens. She has worked with two URBACT Networks, Ru:rban and Ru:rban Second Wave. Since 2012, she is responsable for Zappata Romana, appointed by the Appia Antica Park in Rome, of the activation of an abandoned area where a new public space, the Hortus Urbis, is chorally built and maintained. 

    Available for Ad-hoc expertise missions

    Expert can perform 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:
      > Food
      > Urban Design
      > Social Innovation
    3. Methods and tools for integrated and participatory approaches:
      > Monitoring and evaluation for effective implementation
  • Daniela Patti

    Daniela Patti is an Italian-British urban planner, her recent interests have been the revitalisation of local food markets, economic models for community-based urban development and strategies to tackle urban poverty. She regularly works with the URBACT, Urban innovative Actions, the International Urban Cooperation and Urban Agenda on Urban Poverty  programs. In particular, she has been lead expert on Urbact networks: Interactive Cities on digital tools for urban participation with Genoa, Paris and many other cities and Com.Unity.Lab transferring the Bip/Zip good practice from Lisbon on tackling urban poverty, and well as project manager on TUTUR on temporary use transferring the good practice from Bremen to Rome. Since 2015 she is co-founder and co-director of Eutropian, a research and action agency on collaborative urban practices based in Vienna, Rome and Budapest. She worked for the Rome Municipality in 2014-15, since 2012 she is board member of the Wonderland Platform for European Architecture and was a researcher at the Central European Institute of Technology in 2010-14. She has studied in Rome, London, Porto and holds a Ph.D. from the Technical University of  Vienna on on the food governance of peri-urban landscape. 

    Daniela Patti
    Available for Lead Expert role and 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. The design and delivery of (transnational) exchange and learning activities
    2. Thematic expertise:
      > Equality, Diversity, Inclusion
      > Food
    3. Methods and tools for integrated and participatory approaches:
      > Integrated and participatory design of strategies
  • Liat Rogel

    Service designer and expert in social innovation. Liat is passionate about creative processes and developing new tools for design thinking and innovative strategies towards sustainability. As founder of HousingLab and the Director of the Impact Housing Foundation, she is facilitating and coaching processes of urban housing renewal and exploring how private investments may be used to generate more housing options. Liat coordinates and manages local and European projects aiming at improving the urban lifestyle from an environmental and social point of view. She was the Lead Expert of the ROOF URBACT network aiming to end homelessness and is currantly the project manager of the Pilot action of the H2020 project Centrinno, promoting urban circular economy. 
    Liat holds a PhD in design from Politecnico di Milano and teaches social innovation In IES abroad Milan. 


    - Housing

    - Social Innovation

    - Urban Circular Economy 

    Available for Lead Expert role and 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. The design and delivery of (transnational) exchange and learning activities
    2. Thematic expertise:
      > Housing
      > Social Innovation
      > Circular 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
  • Luca Lanzoni

    Architect and urban planner. I work in the field of spatial, regional, and urban planning and urban design through the themes of the enhancement of urban Cultural Heritage and the involvement of the local communities in the co-design of urban policies for the improvement of the urban fabric and its sustainability (Urban Regeneration). I have strong professional skills in the development of geodatabase (GIS) and managing data, related to the characterization of the regional, urban, and urban fabric context. Besides these technical aspects, I have strong experience in the management of participatory processes, and the design of innovative tools with respect to the involvement of the stakeholders in urban planning projects (Living Labs).

    My experience has been acquired through University research (University of Ferrara, Italy - Technical University of Cartagena, Spain), the development of international projects at the EU level (Central Europe, bilateral program, etc.) UNESCO World Heritage Centre, World Bank, UNDP (UN-Habitat), and private companies and organizations that work in the field of local development and enhancements of urban cultural heritage. Since 2013 I have been engaged in different projects of urban regeneration (buildings or urban fabric), related to the engagement of the local stakeholders (private and public) and the development of Integrated Actions Plan, related to the reuse of these assets. From 2015 to 2018 I have been the Lead Expert for the URBACT III in the MAPS APN network “Military Assets as Public Spaces” focused on the identification of innovative processes for the re-use of the dismissed military assets.

    Since 2020 I'm involved in two positions at UPCT (Technical University of Cartagena, Spain): investigator in a research group about the Urban Regeneration processes lead by co-design activities; international PhD program on the Circular City and assessment of the interventions of integrated urban regeneration on the field of social innovation/cohesion.

    Since 2022 I have been a reference expert for the "Integrated Cultural Heritage in Spatial Planning - Integrated Management Plan for Prishtina Historical Center" program led by UN-Habitat Kosovo.

    Available for Lead Expert role and 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. The design and delivery of (transnational) exchange and learning activities 
    2. Thematic expertise:
      > Strategic Urban Planning
      > Urban Design
    3. Methods and tools for integrated and participatory approaches:
      > Integrated and participatory design of strategies
      > Sustaining engagement of stakeholders and translating strategies into actions
  • Le esperienze delle città URBACT nell’iniziativa Walk’n’Roll: Tra mobilità sostenibile e spazi pubblici

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    Di Nicole Mercurio.

    In molte città europee, la separazione fisica tra le diverse componenti della vita quotidiana è diventata una sfida chiave, generando una crescente domanda di mobilità in tempi brevi di lunghe distanze. Tuttavia, i sistemi di mobilità attuali nella maggior parte delle città sono ancora dominati dall'uso dell'automobile privata, che genera un impatto ambientale negativo oltre a congestione del traffico e impatti negativi sulla salute pubblica. Tra le tante ragioni per le quali i cittadini e le cittadine continuano a prediligere l’uso delle automobili in contesti urbani, emerge come molte città storicamente siano state progettate e concepite in modo da favorire l'uso di questo mezzo rispetto ad altre forme di trasporto, con infrastrutture e servizi che privilegiano l'accessibilità in auto.
    Dall’altro lato, spesso le persone utilizzano questo mezzo poiché hanno poca consapevolezza delle alternative sostenibili ove presenti, o perché non sono in grado di utilizzarle a causa di barriere economiche o sociali.

    Walk'n Roll Cities

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    L’iniziativa Walk’n’ Roll

    Per superare questi problemi, 28 città europee di diverse dimensioni provenienti da 16 paesi hanno deciso di collaborare attraverso la piattaforma "Walk'n'Roll Cities", creata dal programma URBACT. Questa collaborazione ha permesso di sviluppare interventi innovativi per ridurre l'uso dell'auto e promuovere la mobilità sostenibile nelle città.
    Nell’ambito del progetto, alcune città hanno introdotto politiche per incentivare l'uso della bicicletta o promuovere la mobilità a piedi, come l'installazione di piste ciclabili protette, la promozione di zone pedonali e la costruzione di parcheggi per biciclette sicuri e protetti. Altre città hanno introdotto politiche di trasporto pubblico innovative, come il carpooling o il car sharing, per ridurre il numero di auto in circolazione.

    Inoltre, questo progetto ha permesso alle città di confrontarsi e imparare gli uni dagli altri, scambiandosi idee e buone pratiche per affrontare le sfide della mobilità urbana.
    In questo modo, le città hanno potuto sviluppare soluzioni personalizzate in base alle esigenze locali e migliorare la qualità della vita dei cittadini, promuovendo al contempo la sostenibilità ambientale e la salute pubblica.

    Walk'n'Roll Guidebook

    A seguito del progetto è stata prodotta da URBACT il manuale Walk'n'Roll Guidebook ‘innovations in mobility and public space’, un'importante risorsa per coloro che sono interessati alla mobilità urbana sostenibile. Questo manuale offre una visione globale di diverse soluzioni che sono state implementate con successo in diverse città europee, con l'obiettivo di migliorare la qualità della vita dei cittadini e delineare un focus sull’interazione tra spazio pubblico e mobilità sostenibile.
    In breve, dunque, il Walk'n'Roll Guidebook è una guida sulla mobilità sostenibile e gli spazi pubblici che è stata concepita per essere completa e accessibile a un pubblico non tecnico. La guida può essere utile per i politici locali, i professionisti e gli operatori della città che cercano soluzioni innovative per migliorare la mobilità urbana. Inoltre, anche la società civile può utilizzare il contenuto della guida per sensibilizzare l'opinione pubblica sulla necessità di trasformare gli spazi pubblici e il sistema di mobilità tradizionale in modo sostenibile.

    Come citato nella guida stessa, il nuovo approccio dovrebbe essere basato su:
    1. connettività, come ad essere collegati a strumenti e reti online, che consente di svolgere alcune attività a distanza;
    2. prossimità, ovvero avvicinare i servizi cittadini tra loro e ai cittadini nello spazio;
    3. mobilità innovativa, adottando un approccio integrato per promuovere la mobilità attiva e il trasporto pubblico come colonna portante per i rimanenti bisogni di mobilità.

    Tra i concetti più interessanti portati avanti dalla guida, vi è l’idea per la quale una metropoli o una regione urbana può essere sostenibile solo se i cittadini e le cittadine possono utilizzare efficacemente il trasporto pubblico in combinazione con i mezzi di mobilità attiva, come camminare o andare in bicicletta, e lasciare a casa le proprie automobili. In questo senso, il trasporto pubblico diventa la colonna portante dello sviluppo urbano della regione e al contempo le stazioni ferroviarie o i terminali di trasporto pubblico, diventano immediatamente spazi pubblici che combinano vari scopi. La combinazione di hub di mobilità multimodale e di spazi pubblici di alta qualità attorno ad essi si sostengono reciprocamente e aggiungono valore sociale a questi luoghi.

    L’esperienza di Parma nell’iniziativa Walk’n’Roll

    Tra le 28 città europee parte del progetto, figura Parma, la città capofila della rete URBACT Thriving Streets che grazie a Walk’n’Roll ha implementato delle azioni interessanti e ad alto impatto sulla mobilità sostenibile.

    Nel contesto della partecipazione alla rete Walk’n Roll, la città ha affrontato la sfida di migliorare la mobilità sostenibile attraverso l'implementazione di diverse iniziative.
    Ad esempio, è stata introdotta una rete di ciclovie e percorsi pedonali, nonché il servizio di bike sharing, per incoraggiare la mobilità attiva. Inoltre, è stato dato maggior spazio ai pedoni e ai ciclisti, attraverso la riduzione della velocità dei veicoli in alcune zone della città e la creazione di nuovi spazi pubblici.
    Come riportato da un’intervista alla project Manager Patrizia Marani nel Guidebook, la città ci Parma è un esempio che dimostra quanto possa essere fondamentare far parte di reti urbane europee e nazionali. La città di Parma ha imparato molto dai suoi pari italiani, condividendo negli anni le proprie esperienze attraverso diverse piattaforme, come i gruppi di lavoro tematici dell'ANCI.
    Patrizia Marani sottolinea inoltre come Parma abbia appreso tanto anche dalle varie reti europee, come il Patto dei Sindaci, Civitas, Energy Cities, e dai progetti di cooperazione transnazionale finanziati da URBACT, INTERREG e Horizon 2020.
    Parma rappresenta un esempio virtuoso nel panorama italiano, rendendo evidente l’importanza di una spinta verso la mobilità sostenibile in un momento storico nel quale l’adattamento al cambiamento climatico deve essere una priorità assoluta delle politiche urbane.


    L’impatto di Walk’n’Roll sul dibattito europeo

    Il progetto Walk'n’Roll di URBACT e la Guidebook prodotta dalla rete, rappresenta un importante passo avanti nella promozione della mobilità sostenibile nelle città europee.
    Grazie alla collaborazione tra città, si stanno sviluppando soluzioni innovative che possono contribuire a una massiccia riduzione dell'uso dell'auto e migliorare la qualità della vita dei cittadini, attraverso un approccio integrato e orizzontale come quello promosso da URBACT, mettendo al centro i cittadini e il loro benessere nello spazio urbano.


  • The Bee Path Cities - good for pollinators and therefore good for people

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    The Bee Path Cities network – a network of urban authorities that have come together under the shared vision of creating cities that are good for pollinators and therefore good for people was established in October 2022. Listen to five mayors explaining the greening changes in their neighbourhoods fostered by seeking to understand, adapt, re-use and upgrade the inspiring Ljubljana (Slovenia) ‘Bee Path’ practice. Learn what the Bee Path City network philosophy stands for and how to join HERE.

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    You can explore a diversity of approaches implemented in the cities covering the majority of different climate conditions for beekeeping, various types of bees, as well as different situations related to the perception of bees among the general public in inspiring stories of Bansko (Bulgaria), Bergamo (Italy), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Osijek (Croatia), Sosnowiec (Poland).


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  • Italian Infoday - 23 January 2023 in Rome

    L’Infoday è organizzato da ANCI nazionale come National URBACT Point in collaborazione per presentare ai comuni italiani il primo bando URBACT IV dedicato alla creazione di Action Planning Network, reti transnazionali di città che affrontano sfide comuni.

    Il bando, uscito il 9 gennaio e aperto alla partecipazione di comuni europei di ogni tipologia e dimensione fino al 30 marzo, rappresenta la prima opportunità per partecipare a URBACT IV, la nuova edizione del principale programma europeo sullo sviluppo urbano sostenibile.

    L’Infoday costituirà un’occasione per condividere informazioni sul bando e sui temi e gli approcci da seguire in fase di stesura di una proposta progettuale, ripercorrendo al contempo le esperienze di successo che hanno visto le città italiane protagoniste nelle edizioni precedenti del bando. Nel pomeriggio per i comuni che hanno effettuato prenotazione sarà organizzata una sessione di co-progettazione, nel corso della quale si esploreranno più in dettaglio possibili temi di interesse e potenziali partnership con comuni europei che stanno preparando proposte progettuali.


    Save the date - Italian Infoday

    The Italian National Infoday will present the first call for proposals for the URBACT IV programme. The event will be held in Sala Laudato Sì – Palazzo Senatorio – Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome.
    The event will start at 10 am and last until 1 pm on 23rd January 2023. 
    Working language: Italian. Participation is free, but registration is required.


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