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CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE CREATION OF UP TO 23 ACTION PLANNING NETWORKS

URBACT- Driving change for better future
URBACT III OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME 2014 - 2020
he maximum total eligible budget for an Action Planning Network shall be 750.000€

URBACT’s mission is to enable cities to work together and develop integrated solutions to common urban challenges, by networking, learning from one another’s experiences, drawing lessons and identifying good practices to improve urban policies.

 

The URBACT III programme covers the following Thematic Objectives:

  • Strengthening research, technological development and innovation
  • Enhancing access to and use and quality of ICT
  • Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs
  • Supporting the shift towards a low carbon economy in all sectors
  • Promoting climate change adaptation, risk prevention and management
  • Protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency
  • Promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructures
  • Promoting employment and supporting labour mobility
  • Promoting social inclusion and combating poverty
  • Investing in education, skills and lifelong learning by developing education and training infrastructure

 

The main beneficiaries (city partners) for Action Planning Networks shall be  cities from EU 28 Member States, Norway and Switzerland. Under URBACT III, the beneficiary “city” refers to the public local authority representing:

  • Cities, municipalities, towns;
  • Infra-municipal tiers of government such as city districts and boroughs in cases where they are represented by a politico-administrative institution having competences for policymaking and implementation in the policy area covered by the URBACT network concerned in which they are willing to get involved;
  • Metropolitan authorities and organized agglomerations in cases where they are represented by a politico-administrative institution having delegated competences for policy-making and implementation in the policy area covered by the URBACT network. There is no limit of population size for cities wishing to participate in URBACT activities. Cities with no previous URBACT experience are particularly invited to apply

 

Action Planning Networks shall operate and implement the network activities for a total duration of 30 months, structured into 2 phases:

  • Phase 1: a 6-month phase dedicated to developing detailed network activities
  • Phase 2: a 24-month phase dedicated to the implementation of network activities

 

This Call for Proposals is open from 07 January 2019 until 17 April 2019, 15:00 CET

Objectives: 
URBACT promotes exchange and learning between cities.
Elegibilility of the applicants: 
Under URBACT III, the beneficiary “city” refers to the public local authority representing: Cities, municipalities, towns; Infra-municipal tiers of government such as city districts and boroughs in cases where they are represented by a politico-administrative institution having competences for policymaking and implementation in the policy area covered by the URBACT network concerned in which they are willing to get involved; Metropolitan authorities and organized agglomerations in cases where they are represented by a politico-administrative institution having delegated competences for policy-making and implementation in the policy area covered by the URBACT network.