We are looking for motivated professionals with a good overview of sustainable urban development in the EU. They should have experience in supporting urban authorities in implementing bold and innovative solutions as well as skills in capturing and sharing knowledge. Becoming a UIA expert will give applicants the possibility to join a select group that will support the first pioneering projects and will actively contribute in drawing lessons to be made available to a wider audience of policy makers and practitioners in Europe and beyond.
The call for experts for UIA approved projects will be published on the 13th of October once the projects that will obtain funding are approved, and it will remain open until the 13th of December. The approved UIA projects will be listed in and presented within the Call for Applicants’ Terms of Reference. Applicants will be asked to fill in an application form (no CV needed). The UIA is looking for expertise that will fit with the specificities of each individual project, therefore applicants will be have to:
- select one or maximum two project/s for which they would like to become an expert
- demonstrate solid knowledge on the specific topic related to urban challenges and policies addressed by the approved project
- prove their interest in becoming a UIA expert
The call for applications, the application form and the description of the approved projects will be made available on the UIA website’s jobs and tenders page.
The first UIA call for proposals closed on 31 March and there was a great interest from urban authorities from across Europe. 378 proposals were received and the UIA is looking to fund around 20 projects. The topics of our first call for proposals were: energy transition, integration of migrants and refugees, jobs and skills in the local economy and urban poverty (deprived neighbourhoods). You can find out further on the key trends in the submitted proposals here.
Please visit the website regularly or follow us on twitter to get the latest updated on the call for UIA experts.