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Urban Innovative Actions

Urban Innovative Actions Initiative
Fourth Call for Proposals
Total ERDF budget around €372 million

The main aim of the UIA Initiative is to provide urban authorities across Europe with space and resources to test bold and unproven ideas addressing interconnected challenges and experiment how these respond to the complexity of real life. Projects to be supported shall be innovative, of good quality, designed and implemented with the involvement of key stakeholders, result oriented and transferable.

 

For the fourth Call for Proposals, applicants can submit project proposals addressing the following topics:

  • Digital transition
  • Sustainable use of land, nature-based solutions
  • Urban poverty
  • Urban security

 

Activities  shall be organised around Work Packages and shall organize one or several ERDF Thematic Objective(s) and related Investment Priority(ies) listed below:

  • WP Preparation
  • WP Project management
  • WP Communication
  • WP Implementation
  • WP Investment: except for the investment Work Package, all the other types of WPs are mandatory in UIA project applications.

 

The deadline for the submission of the Application Forms is January the 1st 2019

Objectives: 
In this framework, the European Commission has launched the Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) Initiative in order to identify and test new solutions which address issues related to sustainable urban development and are of relevance at Union level.
Elegibilility of the applicants: 
The applicant is an association or grouping of urban authorities with a legal status of organized agglomeration composed by LAUs, where the majority (at least 51%) of inhabitants lives in LAUs defined according to the degree of urbanization as cities, towns or suburbs and where the total combined population is at least 50 000 inhabitants OR The applicant is an association or grouping of urban authorities without legal status of organised agglomerations where all the urban authorities involved (Main Urban Authority and Associated Urban Authorities) are LAUs defined according to the degree of urbanisation as cities, towns or suburbs and where the total combined population (Main Urban Authority plus Associated Urban Authorities) is at least 50 000 inhabitants