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Skills for a green future - Just Urban Transitions

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Urban poverty

A Place to Be-Come

Seraing - Belgium

A creative station to promote social inclusion and diversity

Urban poverty
Last March we launched the second call for projects to occupy « La Ruche », our first creative station. This was an opportunity for pro..
Jobs and skills in the local economy

AVEIRO STEAM CITY - Urban Network for Upgrading STEAM Skills and Increasing Jobs Added-Value through Digital Transformation in a new economic context

Aveiro - Portugal

UBBU: a platform for learning coding skills in primary schools turns out to be an entrepreneurial success story

Jobs and skills in the local economy
Aveiro Steam City provides an intense training program for primary schools, which aims to enable children to all the basic skills neces..
Culture and cultural heritage

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

Budapest Újbuda - Hungary

CUP4Creativity Zoom-in #1 - Imagining the Adaptér

Culture and cultural heritage
In this first Zoom-in for the UIA project CUP4Creativity, Levente Polyak visits a pop-up event in the future Adaptér, to learn about th..
Nature based solutions

GreenQuays - Urban River Regeneration through Nature Inclusive Quays

Breda - The Netherlands

Finally digging of the GreenQuays starts

Nature based solutions
After 2,5 years of preparation the construction of the GreenQuays has started end of June 2022. A first stretch of the covered river Ma..
Nature based solutions

UPPER - Urban Productive Parks for the development of NBS related technologies and services

Latina - Italy

Another summer of play, health and wellness with UPPER SEEDS!

Nature based solutions
After the success of the 2021 edition, the 2022 UPPER SEEDs were kicked off on 13 June. The activities in which citizens, schools and ..
Culture and cultural heritage

CULTURAL H.ID.RA.N.T. -CULTURAL Hidden IDentities ReAppear through Networks of WaTer

Halandri - Greece

"The voice of Hadrian aqueduct" - zoom-in #1

Culture and cultural heritage
Cultural Hidrant is becoming a watershed for inter-municipal approaches to urban development and water services management. With its ..
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's it like to grow up in tilburg-north?

Culture and cultural heritage
Growing up in Tilburg-North: what is it like? Is it right for people to have an opinion about Noord? And what do the young people want ..
Digital transition

WESH – We.Service.Heerlen

Heerlen - The Netherlands

't Heerlens Heitje (WESH) expands into the social domain

Digital transition
The municipality of Heerlen is collaborating with Alcander and Steunpunt Mantelzorg Parkstad (Support center informal care). ..
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

She is Tilburg Magazines

Culture and cultural heritage
In recent months, the ladies of The Scene have created 2 magazines of their own, the She is Tilburg Magazine...

UIA latest news & events


Transferring Innovative Actions - what’s the update?

UIA and URBACT have been collaborating for over a year to share and transfer tested solutions from UIA projects to other cities facing similar challen...
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Innovation as a solution to tackle urban security issues

Urban security is a multidimensional and complex issue that includes various societal factors such as social integration, society’s resilience as well...
UIA Article

How to support green sectors and skills? – Lessons learnt from EU front-runner cities

This is a key question for many EU cities already facing climate change consequences on the urban metabolism. ...
UIA Article
Climate adaptation

What can we learn from UIA projects? Key achievements from 2021

While the year 2021 has been quite challenging, UIA projects continue to strive for great results and make a positive impact on cities around Europe. ...
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Cities, Jobs and Just Transitions : executive summary of the inception report

Cities, Jobs and Just Transitions : executive summary of the inception report

Addressing the potential labour market impacts of the climate neutral transition is central to the European Green Deal. UIA is exploring the good prac...
UIA Article

How can UIA cities inspire others to promote jobs and skills for Just Transitions?

UIA is conducting a two-year knowledge development activity focused on Just Transitions, contribution UIA cities are making towards this goal. This ar...
UIA Article
27 Apr 2022
28 Apr 2022

EU cities acting for just transitions and climate adaptation

UIA & the city of Seville organised a 2-day event to discuss how EU cities can contribute to green and just transitions and showcase concrete experime...
Climate adaptation
07 Apr 2022

Designing sustainable urban projects: learnings from the Integrated approach in UIA projects

What can we learn from cities embedding key principles of Integrated Territorial Development in UIA projects?...

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