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29/07/2021

RT @synathina: @CatholicRelief @UIA_Initiative The housing model developed by #CuringtheLimbo was based on the premise of a social rental…

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29/07/2021

RT @paistransversal: 📣Jornadas @URBACT “Transferencias Urbanas” 📆7 y 8 de septiembre en #Madrid 🧐Un encuentro sobre 'compartir conocimien…

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28/07/2021

Don't miss the opportunity to work with an international team in the field of sustainable urban development and… https://t.co/mPv4YG3xe4

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The COMMUTE project Journal 5

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1. Executive summary

The fifth Journal of the COMMUTE project (Collaborative Mobility Management for Urban Traffic and
Emissions Reduction) presents the final developments of the project until its closure on 31 January 2021.

COMMUTE is now over: all actions have been finalised and are now being evaluated. This edition focuses on the implementation and finalisation of key actions, their evaluation and final assessment, as well as the COMMUTE final event. It also provides the latest update on the challenges that the project encountered over the past months. One of the main challenges has been the impact of Covid-19 on the implementation of the actions. Similarly to other European projects, COMMUTE has been affected by the extraordinary circumstances linked to the pandemic. For instance, as a consequence, the public procurement of the cy-cling action has been delayed, and the deployment of the autonomous shuttle has been cancelled. These circumstances also led to a three months extension of the project, and a final event which took place online.

COMMUTE Journal 5 will be followed by a last Journal, which will mark the conclusion of an exciting pro-ject that mobilised and inspired a group of passionate public and private actors. It has been an amazing and resilient public-private partnership, that will for sure inspire other cities in France and beyond.

The paradigm of vocational education and training services in the Vantaa GSIP Project – The role of the Vantaa Vocational College Varia

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This is the web-article No. 5 of the GSIP (Growth and Social Investments Pacts) Project, an initiative of the City of Vantaa (FI) to develop an innovative local jobs and skills agenda. It provides readers with a case study about the strong impact of Vocational Education and Training (VET) services designed and offered by municipality VET providers, discussing the role of the Vantaa Vocational College Varia.

Right2housing.eu: the EU cities’ call for adequate housing

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Building on their 1.5 year joint initiative, UIA and URBACT launch the “Cities engaging in the right to housing” platform providing hands-on practices and reflection through case studies, resources and strategies adopted by cities; and giving them a voice to call for a long-term political commitment to adequate housing.

Think bold and bring results #UIAstories

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Five years into the Initiative’s implementation, 21 projects are closing their activities and delivering initial results. The amazing journey of these projects started when UIA was at the very beginning of its existence. We grew up at the same time, committing ourselves in a common adventure. It is now time to look at their tangible achievements and inspiring results.

UIA reading list: Skilling for change

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Systemic job market changes such as digitalization have been further revealed and increased by the ongoing pandemic. The COVID-19 crisis has therefore reiterated the importance of adult learning and career guidance services.

UIA projects are to go beyond traditional policies and services – they need to be bold and innovative. Consequently, monitoring and evaluation of such projects presents its own set of challenges. First, a distinction needs to be made between these two elements. Interwoven and interconnected, monitoring and evaluation often get confused, and the lines between them blurred.

Events

14/Oct/2021

UIA @EURegionsWeek: Innovation for Just Urban Transitions

SAVE THE DATE- UIA will be present at the European Week of Regions and Cities on 14th October (11.30-13.00 CET).
During this key EU Regional and Urban policy event, the Initiative will launch its two-years-long Knowledge Activity on Just Transitions in the urban context. Register and explore urban authorities’ contribution to design just zero-carbon transitions that leave no one behind.
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03/Feb/2021
17/Feb/2021

Urban Development Network webinars: UIA, achievements and perspectives

With 86 projects supported, UIA has entered in a decisive phase in 2020, aiming at transferring, through the Knowledge Management Strategy, the wealth of knowledge and experiences projects are generating, whilst also laying down the basis to prepare the UIA Initiative for the next Programming period 2021-2027. In this context, the Urban Development Network (UDN) and UIA are joining forces to organize a series of webinars. Join us!
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01/Dec/2020

Behaviour change for sustainable mobility -Join the online event!

On 1 December, Urban Innovative Actions Initiative and the Policy Learning Platform of Interreg Europe are joining forces to reflect on behavior change for urban sustainable mobility. From 14:00 to 16:00 PM CET you are invited to join us to learn more and ask your questions directly to cities experimenting innovative solutions to push travellers from individual transport means and pull them to non-motorized transport or collective means.
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19/Nov/2020

Housing Fair Finance

As part of a one-year learning activity, URBACT and UIA organised third and final web conference on Thursday 19 November (10am-12pm CET) on the topic of housing fair finance.
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15/Oct/2020

Making the most of food in cities @EURegionsWeek 2020

This year the 18th European Week for Regions and Cities goes online from 5 to 22 October 2020. Follow-up on UIA knowledge activities and register to the session on urban food policies organised by the UIA Initiative.

Discover UIA cities bold food solutions to tackle complex urban challenges!
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14/Oct/2020

UIA session @EURegionsWeek: Innovation for Urban Mobility

This year the 18th European Week for Regions and Cities goes online from 5 to 22 October 2020. Follow-up on UIA knowledge activities related to urban mobility and register to the "Innovation and Mobility " session.
Join us as we dive into UIA cities reflection and experience on innovation and mobility and discover urban findings and main lessons captured from UIA projects!
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14/Oct/2020

UIA session @EURegionsWeek: How to implement the right to housing?

This year the 18th European Week for Regions and Cities goes online from 5 to 22 October 2020. Follow-up on UIA housing activities and register to the "How to implement the right to housing? " session. During this key EU Regional and Urban policy event, the Initiative will give the floor to UIA cities and EU-level organisations to present their first findings on housing municipal schemes in times of COVID.
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26/Jun/2020

Cities engaging in the right to housing - Web conference #2 - No one left behind

Today, more European cities and social movements are calling governments at all levels to take responsibility for reaffirming housing as a right and not as a commodity. They are also showing the way by trying out concrete actions to implement the right to housing. This web conference #2 was dedicated to housing exclusion, focussing on vulnerabilities related to homelessness and migration. At least 700 000 people are homeless any given night in the EU, 70% more than a decade ago. In addition, the current COVID-19 emergency shows how essential housing is, considering to that many people cannot access secure, safe home, or are at risk of housing difficulties loosing jobs and working opportunities.
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24/Apr/2020

How can cities build alternative community-led housing models? - URBACT-UIA webconference on community-led practices

URBACT and UIA organised a web conference (24 April) on Community-Led practices, exploring the practical ways cities implement community-led practices for housing. 300 participants shared their ideas and experiences with city practitioners and experts on how to design alternative housing models that meet the residents needs for safe, adequate and affordable housing.
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30/Jan/2020
31/Jan/2020

Meet all UIA Cities at the Cities Forum in Porto!

The UIA is actively participating in the 4th edition of the Cities Forum, organised by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, and the City of Porto, on 30-31 January 2020 in Porto. Make sure to book your seat by Friday 29 November!
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22/Oct/2019
12/Nov/2019

Register to our online support sessions

In addition to the seminars, the Permanent Secretariat will also organise online sessions with applicants – two collective Q&A sessions, on 22 October (14:30 – 16:00 CET) and on 12 November (14:30 – 16:00 CET), as well as several one-to-one individual consultation sessions in November and December.
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07/Oct/2019
10/Oct/2019

UIA workshops at the European Week of Regions and Cities 2019

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 07 to 10 October 2019. UIA will host two workshops and registrations are now open on the EUWRC website.
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12/Jun/2019
13/Jun/2019

UIA workshop on the Integration of Migrants and Refugees

The UIA initiative in cooperation with the City of Antwerp are pleased to invite you to the workshop entitled "The role of cities in the integration of migrants and refugees", taking place in the Flemish city on 12/13 June 2019, alongside the EUROCITIES Working group on Migration and Integration. Make sure to register before the 29th of May 2019.
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04/Dec/2018
12/Dec/2018

Register to our online support sessions

In addition to the seminars, the Permanent Secretariat will also organise online sessions with applicants – two collective Q&A sessions, on 04 and on 12 December, as well as several one-to-one individual consultation sessions in January.
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08/Oct/2018
11/Oct/2018

Three UIA workshops 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 08 to 11 October 2018. UIA will host three workshops. Registrations now open on the EUWRC website.
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05/Jun/2018

UIA projects at the EU Sustainable Energy Week!

As part of the upcoming EU Sustainable Energy Week, the UIA initiative will partner up with the Urban Agenda Energy transition partnership for the “Energy transition in action” workshop. The workshop will take place on the 5th of June, from 4 to 5.30pm in Brussels (Charlemagne building, meeting room “De Gasperi”).
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27/Mar/2018

UIA at the UDN workshop for Irish cities

The Urban Development Network Workshop will take place in Cork on 27th March 2018. The workshop is organised by the Commission, the Committee of the Regions, the Southern Regional Assembly and the City of Cork as hosts. Members of the UIA Permanent Secretariat will take part together with representatives from UIA projects.
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09/Mar/2018

Watch the webinar on the project management and communication work packages, and register to the live Q&A!

Can a Delivery partner be in charge of the project management? What do you need to ensure a sound management and coordination of the project? You would like to receive some practical examples and advice to better structure your project management WP? How to design a communication strategy? Learn all you need to know in this pre-recorded webinar. Still have questions? Register to the online Q&A session to be held on 9 March 2018 from 10am (CET)!
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28/Feb/2018
02/Mar/2018

UIA at the Urban Future Global Conference 2018

More than 3,000 city changers are meeting in Vienna from 28 February until 02 March at the UFGC, Europe’s largest event for sustainable cities. UIA will be part of it with a stand and speakers from UIA projects will participate in workshops, come and join us!
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23/Feb/2018

Watch the webinar on the eligibility of funds and register to the live Q&A!

Does your project fit the activities you are proposing in your Work Plan? Does each project partner need to secure co-financing contribution? Are all your planned project costs eligible? Learn all you need to know in this pre-recorded webinar. Still have questions? Register to the online Q&A session to be held on 23 February 2018 from 10.00am (CET)!
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07/Feb/2018

Applicant Seminar in Malmö

UIA will hold an Applicant Seminar in Malmö on 07 February 2018. Registration for this event is now closed. If you wish to attend, please send us an email at info@uia-initiative.eu
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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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