Next Call for Proposals

Indicative timeline for
announcing the topics and opening the Call:
end of 2021 – beginning of 2022

UIA 5th Call for Proposals has ended: get an insight of the 11 new UIA projects

News from the UIA projects

AirQon - Air Quality through EV Battery Connectivity

Breda - The Netherlands

AirQon Zoom-in 1: Not only for mobility purposes– towards the car as a service

The purpose of my first visit to the city of Breda was to learn firsthand about the AIRQON project. Anyone may think that a technology-based project l..

GBG_AS2C - Blue, Green & Grey_Adapting Schools to Climate Change

Barcelona - Spain

Adapting Barcelona to Climate Change: A multi-criteria approach for the selection of schools to be converted to Climate Shelters - Zoom In

This zoom in focuses on a challenging feature of the Barcelona “Climate Shelters” UIA project, namely the methodology and criteria for the selection o..

AVEIRO STEAM CITY - Urban Network for Upgrading STEAM Skills and Increasing Jobs Added-Value through Digital Transformation in a new economic context

Aveiro -

Kick-off Sessions for Aveiro Tech City Challenges

During the last months the City of Aveiro triggered the Aveiro Tech City Challenges using a mixture of on-site and remote resources, promoting a colla..

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

Ljubljana - Slovenia

How do we detect invasive non-native vegetation from satellite images?

Current technologies for Earth observation make it possible to identify and differentiate plant species. They enable accurate and repeatable measureme..

LINC - Transforming Urban Planning Providing Autonomous Collective mobility

Albertslund - Denmark

Understanding the legislative framework to test autonomous vehicles on public streets -ZOOM IN 2

In her zoom-in, Linc UIA Expert Anna Pernestal, develops an infographic that compares the current autonomous vehicle approval framework between Denmar..

Urban infra revolution - Circular economy materials and novel method development to produce recyclable and functional urban construction products

Lappeenranta - Finland

Do we need innovations? 3D printing technology for construction materials - ZOOM IN 2

The second zoom-in of Urban Infra Revolution, UIA Expert Kinga Korniejenko focus on exploring the technology of 3D printing geopolymer composites and ..

COMMUTE - Collaborative Mobility Management for Urban Trafic and Emissions reduction

Toulouse Metropole - France

Cycling in the COMMUTE project - ZOOM-in 2

Vanessa Holve, UIA Expert of COMMUTE project, in this Zoom-In presents the main objectives of the newly adopted cycling action, its challenges, but al..

AVEIRO STEAM CITY - Urban Network for Upgrading STEAM Skills and Increasing Jobs Added-Value through Digital Transformation in a new economic context

Aveiro -


A couple of years ago the Guardian declared the need for cities to become active as Living Labs, as places where designers, scientists, companies and ..

Vilawatt - Innovative local public-private-citizen partnership for energy governance

Viladecans - Spain

The Vilawatt project is a finalist for the European RegioStars Awards!

The creation of a local public-private energy company in Viladecans, among the 25 best innovative initiatives on the continent...

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Athens project

Engaging cities to reject housing exclusion as a ‘fact of life’

Could Covid-19 prove a turning point in the fight against homelessness? The second URBACT-UIA web conference on the right to housing engaged cities to...
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Antwerp June 2019

UIA knowledge journey continues: strategy now adopted and current activities progressing

With now 86 projects generating knowledge while implementing their innovative solutions, facilitating an effective process of knowledge transfer and c...
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With summer officially upon us, the UIA team has got some interesting readings for you! To get you prepped for the best summer ever, we selected for y...
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CALL 5 selected projects

UIA 5th Call for Proposals has ended: get an insight of the 11 new UIA projects

11 new projects have been selected in the framework of the 5th UIA Call for Proposals. As in previous calls, the competition among cities has been pa...
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The UIA Knowledge Management Strategy adopted: a valuable testbed to explore the future EUI components and mechanisms

While the design of the European Urban Initiative (EUI), as described in Commission’s Explanatory Memo - European Urban Initiative post-2020, is enter...
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Cities engaging in the right to housing Web conference #2 - No one left behind - Introductory paper

The introductory paper provides background to the web conference “No one left behind”, the second in a series on “Cities Engaging in the Right to Hous...
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Lahti project

Data Aspects in Urban Mobility: experiences of 5 UIA projects

The one-year knowledge activity led by the UIA on urban mobility issues builds on the experience of five UIA funded projects in Albertslund, Lathi, Gh...
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Data management

How monitoring and evaluation can support innovative interventions

UIA projects are designed to go beyond traditional policies and services – they need to be bold and innovative. In that context, the monitoring and ev...
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