The UIA third Call for Proposals closed on 30 March. Just over 180 proposals were submitted from across the EU for projects under four topics: adaptation to climate change, air quality, housing and jobs and skills in the local economy.
The UIA permanent secretariat recruits every year a panel of external experts for the Strategic Assessment that evaluate four elements of the proposals submitted: innovativeness, partnership, measurability as well as transferability and upscaling. The Strategic Assessment accounts for 80% of the weighting. For the third call, four Topic Coordinators were enlisted to ensure that under each topic the assessment and scoring was consistent and coherent.
As part of their role, Topic Coordinators read all the application forms submitted and put together a paper on the proposals submitted for each individual topic highlighting the main trends included in the innovative solutions proposed, the challenges faced by urban authorities and provides advice to those applicants that wish to participate in future UIA Calls.
Read the Topic Coordinators’ papers and gain information on the proposals submitted in our third Call.
You can also find the papers on the main trends in Call 2 here.