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Call: Urban Innovative Actions - Second Call

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Programme
Acronym UIA
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"Urban Innovative Actions"
Urban areas face multiple and interconnected challenges related to employment, migration, demography, water and soil pollution, etc. But, they are also engines of new ideas and solutions, dynamic places where changes happen on a larger scale and at a fast pace. To answer the increasingly complex challenges they face, urban authorities need to go beyond traditional policies and services - they need to be bold and innovative.
Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) is an Initiative of the European Commission that provides urban areas throughout Europe with resources to test new and unproven solutions to address urban challenges.
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Call
Urban Innovative Actions - Second Call
Description of call
"Urban Innovative Actions - Second Call"
The UIA initiative invites applicants to develop and submit projects under three topics:
  • circular economy
  • urban mobility
  • integration of migrants and refugees
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Thematic Focus Employment, Education, Energy, Trade, Innovation, Capacity Building, SME, Sustainability, Social affairs, Urban development, Technologies, Telecommunication, Traffic, Natural ressources, Competitiveness
Funding area EU Member States
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Eligible applicants Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority
Applicant details
  • Any urban authority of a local administrative unit defined according to the degree of urbanisation as city, town or suburb comprising at least 50 000 inhabitants
  • Any association or grouping of urban authorities of local administrative units including cross-border associations or groupings, associations or groupings in different regions and/or Member States
In particular, in the framework of the UIA Initiative the concept of local administrative unit refers to the democratically elected administrative body relevant to the urban area concerned (e.g. city council, municipality, borough, etc.).
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details Within UIA projects, Urban Authorities are expected to establish strong local partnerships involving key stakeholders able to contribute to the implementation of the project with experience and expertise. It should be stressed that in the framework of an UIA project, urban authorities are not requested to set up a transnational partnership with partners from different Member States. However it is possible to involve partners from different countries in the same project provided that they are from one of the EU Member States and that there is a clear justification in terms of added value for the project.
Recurring Call Yes
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details

Budget: max. 5 Mio. € per project
Funding rate: max. 80%

Contact Details Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy
Managing authority: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

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