The main aim of the UIA Initiative is, therefore, 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.
Applicants can submit project proposals addressing the following topics:
- Adaptation to Climate Change
- Air quality
- Jobs and Skills in the local economy
Activities within the frame of the UIA projects shall be organized around Work Packages and shall support one or several ERDF Thematic Objective(s) and related Investment Priority(ies) (please check the documents attached). To this end, different types of WPs should be used and are listed below:
- WP Preparation
- WP Project management
- WP Communication
- WP Implementation
- WP Investment: except for this WP, all the other types of WPs are mandatory in UIA project applications.
The total project duration is maximum 4 years (extension included).
Only eligible urban authorities as defined by the Article 2 of the UIA Delegated Act can submit an Application Form (please check the guide attached). However, in the framework of the UIA Initiative, Urban Authorities are expected to establish strong local partnerships with the right mix of complementary partners. All partners need to be from the EU. A partnership for an UIA project can be made up of a (Main) Urban Authority, associated urban authorities and delivery partners. The wider group of stakeholders is not part of the project partnership but should also be involved in the project.
The final deadline for the submission of the Application Form and Confirmation sheet is 30/03/2018 14h00 CET.