News from the UIA projects

Circular economy

Antwerp Circular South - engaging the community in an online and offline circular economy

Antwerp - Belgium

Making the most of solar energy in the new residential area of Antwerp Circular South (3rd Zoom-In)

Circular economy
This Zoom-In presents the different features of the solar energy system in Antwerp Circular South as well as the challenges it has face..
Urban poverty

TAST’in FIVES - Transforming Areas with Social Talents: Feed, Include, Value, Educate, Share

Lille - France

TAST'in FIVES Journal 3: State of Play after 3 years of UIA funding

Urban poverty
This Journal accounts for the overall achievements of the UIA TAST’in FIVES project after 3 years of implementation and in light of the..
Circular economy

APPLAUSE - Alien Plant Species from harmful to useful with citizens' led activities

Ljubljana - Slovenia

APPLAUSE Journal 5: Delivering public services and urban innovation in times of COVID-19

Circular economy
UIA Expert Jorgina Cuixart reports “COVID-19 has had a noticeable effect on APPLAUSE and the plans the consortium had for this last pha..
Urban poverty

USE-IT! - Unlocking Social and Economic Innovation Together

Birmingham - United Kingdom

USE-IT! Journal 6: Lessons Learnt and Recommendations

Urban poverty
In his 6th and final journal, UIA Expert Nils Scheffler “focuses on presenting the lessons learned and recommendations from the 3-year ..

MARES - Resilient urban ecosystems for a sustainable economy

Madrid - Spain

MARES Journal 6: get an update about Madrid project

UIA Expert Alessandro Coppola drives us through the knowledge stemming from the implementation of the innovative solution proposed by t..

NextGen Microcities - Next Generation Micro Cities of Europe

Ventspils & Valmiera - Latvia

NextGen Microcities Journal 2: get an update about Ventspils and Valmiera project

UIA Expert Fabio Sgaragli provides “updates on some of the most interesting activities carried out within the project scope:..
Integration of migrants and refugees

U-RLP Utrecht Refugee Launch Pad

Utrecht - The Netherlands

U-RLP Journal 6: One year later

Integration of migrants and refugees
UIA Expert Daniel de Torres reflects on main takeaways from the project one year after its closure: “Thanks to the lessons learned, the..
Energy Transition

FED - Fossil Free Energy Districts

Gothenburg - Sweden

FED Journal 6: A view on the functioning FED system

Energy Transition
UIA Expert Zeno Winkels provides insights on the legacy of the FED project one year after its successful end. As he mentions: “The main..

DIACCESS - Digital ACCeleration for medium SizE Sustainable cities

Växjö - Sweden

Digital news from Växjö: A web application to facilitate integration of foreign-born is now in place.

How can the path of integration of foreign-born people be shortened? This is a current issue within Växjö municipality. The pandemic, w..

UIA latest news & events

UIA & Cohesion Policy: Bridging UIA & Cohesion Policy; how to optimize UIA added value?

Bridging UIA & Cohesion Policy: how to optimize UIA added value?

UIA and the Urban Development Network (UDN) are joining forces to organise a series of three webinars on UIA, achievements and perspectives. The sec...
UIA Article
UIA Achievements: What has been achieved so far?

UIA Achievements: What has been achieved so far?

The Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) and the Urban Development Network (UDN) are joining forces to organise a series of three webinars on UIA, achieveme...
UIA Article
11 Mar 2021

Rethinking monitoring and evaluation practices: UIA lessons learnt

In 2020, UIA, together with Ecorys, explored the different approaches of on-going UIA projects to capture the impact of the innovative interventions. ...
UIA autre Soie Credits Noé Bravoux

EU cities explore fair finance to boost adequate and affordable housing

Local government actions to regulate housing markets and combat exclusion are showcased in a joint URBACT-UIA initiative running through 2020....
UIA Article
Affordable housing
Utrecht URLP

UIA cities facing Covid- 19 consequences: 4 inspiring articles to build back better the social fabric

Social and economic consequences of the pandemic will long outlive the health pandemic according to the United Nations....
UIA Article
03 Feb 2021
17 Feb 2021

Urban Development Network webinars: UIA, achievements and perspectives

With 86 projects supported, UIA has entered in a decisive phase in 2020, aiming at transferring, through the Knowledge Management Strategy, the wealth...
Lahti Project Citicap

4 articles, 4 projects, 4 inspiring practices rethinking urban and nature relationship

With the consequences of climate change and biodiversity loss, many challenges are ahead for EU cities. Read more about how UIA projects are testing n...
UIA Article
Alberstlund

Knowledge Activities in motion – 2021 is coming!

Building on the knowledge generated by the 86 UIA ongoing projects, the Initiative is leading, together with its partners and UIA cities, three knowle...
UIA Article

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