URBACT together with Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) have opened a Call for a pilot mechanism to transfer the most successful UIA projects to other European cities facing similar challenges. It is open to urban authorities wishing to join a Transfer Project Partner.
The pilot will finance up to four networks – each network will be comprised of four partners including the UIA lead city – whose objective will be to adapt the UIA innovations and develop an investment plan to fund their implementation. This would entail a total of twelve European cities, three transfer partners and an UIA city leading this process for each network. The networks will use the URBACT method of knowledge transfer to aid in transferring solutions tested through UIA projects.
The pilot networks will run from March 2021 to September 2022.
A BIT OF BACKGROUND
Building on the success of the URBACT Transfer Network model, this pilot mechanism will aim to transfer the knowledge gained from the 17 completed UIA projects of the first generation of UIA to other urban authorities and stakeholders who may be responding to similar challenges. These projects have put in place innovative and bold solutions to challenges such as energy transition, urban poverty, jobs and skills in the local economy, and integration of migrants and refugees. It is now time to pilot these solutions in new contexts using the URBACT model.
The “URBACT method” of learning from exchanges with tailored tools and supports from experts and peers has been tried and tested. It transfers innovative solutions from one city to another in order to solve similar challenges in the urban environment. The method is built on using networks effectively and in a supported manner amongst EU cities to build capacity and integrate urban action plans in a participatory manner. More information on this method can be found on this page.
Please address all questions related to the UIA Transfer Mechanism networks call to: email@example.com
Deadline for online submissions is 1st February 2021 at 15.00 CET.
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