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From URBACT to UIA: the testimony of three cities

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Turin UIA
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URBACT and UIA agreed to produce a series of interviews that will tell the story of how three urban authorities have built upon their experiences as part of the URBACT Programme to design innovative and successful UIA projects.

Three urban authorities, out of the 18 selected under the 1st UIA Call for Proposals, have been active participants in the URBACT programme and have used the knowledge acquired from their participation to shape their innovative actions. These are Turin, Bologna and Rotterdam, selected for their innovative projects on urban poverty, the integration of migrants and refugees as well as on jobs and skills in the local economy.

A series of interviews will look at the trajectory these cities have made and explore how the transnational exchange and contact with other EU cities has inspired them and contributed to the design of innovative and bold solutions to urban challenges. It will also look at how the capacity building activities and the methodology used by URBACT have helped develop key aspects of the projects such as the participative approach and co-design of the solution, the focus on measurability and the development of new collaborative measures within the City administrations.

You can read the first interview with Fabrizio Barbiero, public manager at the unit of economic development and innovation and European Projects, in the Municipality of Turin on the URBACT website.

The following interviews will be published in the upcoming weeks.