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The Urban Agenda for the EU launches the Public Feedback

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Through the Public Feedback you are invited to provide your views on the draft actions proposed in the Background Paper by the Partnerships of the Urban Agenda. It is already possible to contribute to four topics: housing, air quality, urban poverty and integration of migrants & refugees.

DG REGIO tells us about the set-up of the UIA Initiative

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In this interview, Marc Lemaître, Director General of DG REGIO at the European Commission, comes back on the reasons behind the launch of the UIA Initiative almost two years ago, and how they decided to overcome collective aversion to risk with this new Initiative. He also tells us about his expectations for the future!

Stories from the project’s side

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The first wave of UIA projects approved under the 1st Call for Proposals are now up and running and they have started to effectively launch and implement their activities. Take a look at the stories they sent us about their past three months!

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21/11/2017

Our #BMINCOME project #UrbanPoverty fighting #inequality @bcn_ajuntament featured in @euobs https://t.co/WcMZzqEI8Q

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17/11/2017

The UIA is hiring a Project Officer! Check our job offer and apply by 04 December to join an international team and… https://t.co/aCiqqBJ8yH

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17/11/2017

#Job opening in the @URBACT programme! Check their website and apply to be a Partnership Officer. https://t.co/RlQGJP2c1h

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The 2nd UIA Call for Proposals is closed. What's next?

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The 2nd UIA Call for Proposals was closed the 14th of April 2017, and we received 206 applications. This call has a total budget of 50 million EUR and a focus on 3 topics: Integration of migrants and refugees, Urban mobility, Circular economy. Read our news to know what comes next!

Defining innovation in the context of the UIA Initiative

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With the 17 projects approved in the first UIA Call for Proposals now concretely starting their implementation activities and still a few weeks before the deadline of the second Call for Proposals closes, it was time for the Permanent Secretariat to draw some initial lessons from the first Call. Raffaele Barbato, Project Coordinator, looked at the proposals submitted in the first Call, and more especially at the approved projects, to identify trends and specificities in terms of innovation but also of partnerships and measurability of results.

Great interest for the first ever UIA webinars!

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Over the course of February, the UIA Permanent Secretariat held a series of four webinars aimed at supporting potential applicants in their UIA project development. Find out more about the participation and watch the recordings in case you missed them!

Webinar on project management and communication strategy now online

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On 23 February, the UIA hosted the fourth and final of a series of webinars to support applicants in the second Call for Proposals focusing on the management and communication of UIA projects. The webinar seeks to help those applicants putting together their proposal – specifically for those two work packages that are common to all projects: management and communication.

Events

27/Nov/2017
28/Nov/2017

UIA at the Cities Forum

The 3rd edition of the Cities Forum organised by the European Commission will take place in Rotterdam on 27/28 November 2017. UIA will be present with a stand and UIA cities will participate in workshops and panel discussions. Register now!
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10/Oct/2017

UIA workshop at the European Week of Regions and Cities

The European Week of Regions and Cities is the annual event organised by Committee of the Regions and DG Regional and Urban Policy for cities and regions. It will take place in Brussels from 09 to 12 October 2017. UIA will host a workshop on 10 October together with DG REGIO. Registrations are now closed.
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09/Feb/2017

UDN event on the UIA 2nd call for Proposals

The Urban Development Network (UDN), managed by the European Commission, and the UIA Permanent Secretariat are joining forces to support urban authorities interested in the 2nd UIA Call for Proposals in preparing their project proposals.
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02/Feb/2017
23/Feb/2017

Applicants webinars - 2nd Call for Proposals

Over the course of February, the Permanent Secretariat of the UIA initiative will organise a series of four webinars to support interested organisations in the preparation of their 2nd Call application.
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10/Oct/2016
13/Oct/2016

UIA at the European Week of Regions and Cities

The European Week of Regions and Cities (formerly the Open Days) is the annual event organised by Committee of the Regions and DG Regional and Urban Policy for cities and regions. It will take place in Brussels from 10 to 13 of October 2016. UIA 's interactive session on 11th of October is already fully booked!
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30/May/2016

CoR Forum on the EU Urban Agenda

The Committee of the Regions is organizing a forum on the EU Urban Agenda in the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam on the 30th of May 2016. UIA will attend and hold a stand in the exhibition area.
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