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URBAMECO network focused on strategies and projects that can foster  sustainable integrated regeneration of critical urban areas of disadvantage with a special focus on local economy development as key aspect to fight social exclusion.

URBAMECO is a Fast Track Pilot Project - one of the tools for implementing Region for Economic Change Programme -  launched within the framework of URBACT I, in order to experiment the organisation and working processes before URBACT II. The specificity of these projects is that the Preparatory Phase [Phase 1] is funded under URBACT I and the Operational Phase [Phase 2] under URBACT II.

URBAMECO is a thematic partnership network of 9 Cities and their Managing Authorities from the Convergence area (Constanta, RU Lodz, PL Wroclaw,PL Nea Iona GR and Tatabanya HU) and competitiveness area (Birmingham,UK Arnhem, NL, Göteborg SW and Greater Lyon FR).

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Integrated action plans

An Integrated Action Plan (IAP) is a policy instrument that is produced by Action Planning networks within a period of 12 - 14 months after the beginning of their activities. The aim of the IAP is to respond in a concrete way to a urban challenge, which is common to all involved cities. Each partner city develops its own IAP, so all plans are unique in terms of local circumstances, territorial coverage and, most of all, the context in which this tool is proposed to be implemented. The creation and validation of this instrument relies in a collective undertaking, designed to strengthen commitment and to increase the prospect of sustainable delivery. In this sense, every partner city must establish a URBACT Local Group (ULG), in order to gather implicated stakeholders to co-create and participate in this process.Thus, the IAP reflect and integrate all ULG members' knowledge and learning from transnational exchange.
  • Lyon
  • Nea Ionia Magnesias
  • Constanta
  • Tatabánya
  • Łódź
  • Wroclaw
  • Gothenburg
  • Arnhem
  • Birmingham