News & Events

News

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.

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23/06/2017

#EUSEW17 UIA project #FED from #Gothenburg tells us about becoming fossil-free with a local #energy marketplace… https://t.co/fSBKtzPQnK

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22/06/2017

#EUSEW17 UIA project #CoRDEES tells us about their innovative governance scheme for #energyefficiency in @Paris… https://t.co/ndsas2jZj9

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21/06/2017

Congratulations to #CoRDEES project from city of Paris, awarded by Ministry of Ecological transition! #1stUIAcities… https://t.co/rSCEOjz1lA

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

Short description
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!

On the project's side - Interview of the VILAWATT project

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The UIA Secretariat organised a series of interviews with the projects selected under the topic "Energy Transition". What is the most innovative elements of their project towards energy transition? What are the main changes they are expecting? What are the main challenges they are confronted with? Check the answers from the Vilawatt project in Viladecans.

UIA and energy transition - Spotlight on 3 projects

Short description
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.

Stories from the project’s side

Short description
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!

On the project's side - Interview of the CoRDEES project

Short description
The UIA Secretariat organised a series of interviews with the projects selected under the topic "Energy Transition". What is the most innovative elements of their project towards energy transition? What are the main changes they are expecting? What are the main challenges they are confronted with? Read the answers from CoRDEES project in Paris!

Events

11/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 11 October together with DG REGIO. Save the date!
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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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