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DG REGIO tells us about the set-up of the UIA Initiative

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In this interview, Marc Lemaître, Director General of DG REGIO at the European Commission, comes back on the reasons behind the launch of the UIA Initiative almost two years ago, and how they decided to overcome collective aversion to risk with this new Initiative. He also tells us about his expectations for the future!

Stories from the project’s side

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The first wave of UIA projects approved under the 1st Call for Proposals are now up and running and they have started to effectively launch and implement their activities. Take a look at the stories they sent us about their past three months!

UIA and energy transition - Spotlight on 3 projects

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Energy transition is perhaps best defined as a shift from a system dominated by finite (chiefly fossil-based) energy towards a system using a majority of renewable energy sources, also maximising the opportunities available from increased energy efficiency and better management of energy demand.

Gathering UIA Knowledge

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Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) projects will test new and unproven solutions to address urban challenges. Thanks to their experimental nature they have the potential to create a wealth of experience, practices, lessons learnt and recommendations during their implementation. For this reason, the UIA aims to capture this great source of knowledge in an analytical and story-telling format in order to reach-out to urban authorities across Europe as well as to urban practitioners and specialised organisations.

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17/01/2018

Wondering how UIA #partnerships look like? Not sure if your Urban Authority is eligible? Learn all you need to kno… https://t.co/O8iUpPwEI4

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15/01/2018

We still have some seats left for our Applicant Seminar in #Zagreb on 23/01- don't miss the opportunity to learn mo… https://t.co/AdCWZ6I0rb

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11/01/2018

What are the main challenges you encountered in implementing your UIA project? @OpenagriMilano & #SASMob answer to… https://t.co/cZAjvMswBX

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UIA second Call for Proposals – now open!

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The Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) Initiative has launched its second Call for Proposals. The call is aimed at providing urban areas throughout Europe with resources to test new and unproven solutions to address urban challenges. The call will open on 16 December and will close on 14 April 2017.

UIA at the European Week of Regions and Cities: presenting Call 2 topics

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The Urban Innovative Actions Permanent Secretariat hosted on 11 October an interactive workshop on "Solutions for sustainable urban development from cities in the second Call for Proposals", in the framework of the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC). In this article, read what our participants had to share from their own experience and download the definition of the 2nd Call topics by the DGs.

Definition of UIA topics for Call 2

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UIA Call 2 will be dedicated to three topics: Circular economy, Integration of migrants and refugees, and Urban mobility. What is expected under each topic and what do they mean? Find out more in this article!

Events

23/Jan/2018

Applicant Seminar in Zagreb

UIA will hold an Applicant Seminar in Zagreb on 23 January 2017. Registration for this event is closed. If you wish to attend, please send an email to info@uia-initiative.eu
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27/Nov/2017
28/Nov/2017

UIA at the Cities Forum

The 3rd edition of the Cities Forum organised by the European Commission will take place in Rotterdam on 27/28 November 2017. UIA will be present with a stand and UIA cities will participate in workshops and panel discussions. Register now!
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10/Oct/2017

UIA workshop at the European Week of Regions and Cities

The European Week of Regions and Cities is the annual event organised by Committee of the Regions and DG Regional and Urban Policy for cities and regions. It will take place in Brussels from 09 to 12 October 2017. UIA will host a workshop on 10 October together with DG REGIO. Registrations are now closed.
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09/Feb/2017

UDN event on the UIA 2nd call for Proposals

The Urban Development Network (UDN), managed by the European Commission, and the UIA Permanent Secretariat are joining forces to support urban authorities interested in the 2nd UIA Call for Proposals in preparing their project proposals.
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02/Feb/2017
23/Feb/2017

Applicants webinars - 2nd Call for Proposals

Over the course of February, the Permanent Secretariat of the UIA initiative will organise a series of four webinars to support interested organisations in the preparation of their 2nd Call application.
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10/Oct/2016
13/Oct/2016

UIA at the European Week of Regions and Cities

The European Week of Regions and Cities (formerly the Open Days) is the annual event organised by Committee of the Regions and DG Regional and Urban Policy for cities and regions. It will take place in Brussels from 10 to 13 of October 2016. UIA 's interactive session on 11th of October is already fully booked!
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30/May/2016

CoR Forum on the EU Urban Agenda

The Committee of the Regions is organizing a forum on the EU Urban Agenda in the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam on the 30th of May 2016. UIA will attend and hold a stand in the exhibition area.
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