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Culture and cultural heritage

ForwArt - Moving forward with the power of art: from a place to hide to a place of pride

Tilburg - The Netherlands

How to empower young residents - interview with Paul Cornelissen

Culture and cultural heritage
I asked Paul Cornelissen, thematic project manager of ForwArt about his vision on youth empowerment and how is he turning it into reali..
Urban security

BeSecure-FeelSecure - Holistic Urban Security Governance Framework for Monitoring, Assessing and Forecasting the Efficiency, Sustainability and Resilience of Piraeus

Piraeus - Greece

The Local Council for Crime Prevention: an experiment in good governance to prevent crime

Urban security
One of the project's milestones was the establishment of the Local Council of Crime Prevention - an exercise in good governance. Let's ..
Air quality

INNOAIR - Innovative demand responsive green public transportation for cleaner air in urban environment

Sofia - Bulgaria

The city of Sofia is a finalist in the European Mobility Week Awards 2022!

Air quality
We are happy to announce that Sofia is among the three finalists in the European Mobility Week competition for 2022 among two other Eur..
Digital transition

DARE - Digital Environment for collaborative Alliances to Regenerate urban Ecosystems in middle-sized cities

Ravenna - Italy

DARE Ravenna Zoom-in #2 - Towards a tactic for the Darsena

Digital transition
The Urban Innovative Actions-funded project DARE is a non-conventional urban regeneration project that instead of focusing uniquely on ..
Urban poverty

home and care

Landshut - Germany

The UIA project "home & care" in the transition from the project idea to the actual implementation - JOURNAL 2

Urban poverty
Culture and cultural heritage

CUP 4 CREATIVITY - Cultural Urban Platform to nurture creativity and fight digital loneliness

Budapest Újbuda - Hungary

How are the Insert and Adaptér developments in Újbuda?

Culture and cultural heritage
In the last six months, the CUP4Creativity project in Újbuda has undergone a huge development...
Air quality

HOPE - Healthy Outdoor Premises for Everyone

Helsinki - Finland

The legacy of HOPE – final journal

Air quality
After closing in April 2022, the UIA HOPE project leaves behind a lasting legacy. The project piloted in Helsinki a next generation of ..
Jobs and skills in the local economy

UFIL - Urban Forest Innovation Lab

Cuenca - Spain

Incentive mechanisms for visibility and engagement: acknowledgments, prizes and awards

Jobs and skills in the local economy
UFIL has given and gained visibility over the last three years. Prizes and awards were used to help young entrepreneurs to accomplish t..
Affordable housing

ICCARus (Gent knapt op) - Improving housing Conditions for CAptive Residents in Ghent

Ghent - Belgium

Ghent Knapt Op Journal 4: final updates and new beginnings for Ghent’s housing renovation project

Affordable housing
After almost 4 years of intensive work and challenging times, Ghent Knapt Op came to a successful end in spring 2022. The project start..

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Building green cities: accessible and affordable to all!

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The European Urban Initiative: official agreement signed between the Region Hauts-de-France and the European Commission

The Region Hauts-de-France and European Commission have now officially signed an agreement for the management of the European Urban Initiative....
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Join us at the European Week of Regions and Cities 2022

We are back at the annual European Week of Regions and Cities 2022! Register now for our sessions and find out more details about what we have planned...
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New European Bauhaus: 20 small and medium municipalities to receive support for frontrunner projects

The Commission announces the 20 winners of the first call of the New European Bauhaus dedicated to place-based transformative projects led by small an...
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New Call for Partners: Urban Agenda for the EU Partnerships on Greening Cities and Sustainable Tourism

New call for partners to form two new Thematic Partnerships under the Urban Agenda for the EU: Sustainable Tourism and Greening Cities ...
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Cities Forum 2023 – Together for green and just cities

The European Commission’s Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy is organising its biennial major event, the CITIES FORUM, on 16-17 March, ...

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