Apply to be a UIA expert and support one of UIA Call 5 approved projects during 4 years of implementation - the deadline is 04 December 2020.

With the 11 projects approved under the 5th UIA Call for Proposals in the starting blocks, it is now time to recruit the UIA Experts that will support them in the next 4 years.

UIA Experts will ensure three key tasks for approved projects:

1.    They will provide guidance and advice to UIA projects from their own professional experience and connect them with other relevant initiatives and experiences
2.    They will capture the knowledge that UIA projects are generating concerning the implementation of bold, complex and participative urban projects
3.    They will facilitate the sharing of the knowledge captured to inspire other cities in Europe as well as to inform future policy development at national and regional level

To become a UIA Expert, candidates should demonstrate a good understanding and direct experience of working on the challenges for integrated sustainable urban development in Europe as well as the potential for experimentation of innovative solutions. Good knowledge and experience of mechanisms, tools and methods for the implementation of innovative urban projects (including leadership, public procurement, participative approach, integration of municipal services, measurement of results, etc.) will also be seen as an advantage.

Selected UIA Experts will have a total of 50 days of expertise over 4 years to perform the tasks described above.

This is a unique opportunity for professionals interested in the policy areas addressed by UIA projects to work very closely with some of the most dynamic and bold cities in Europe and to help them to radically change the way societal challenges are tackled at urban level.

Apply to be a UIA expert and support one of the 11 newly selected projects focussing on:

  • air quality
  • circular economy
  • culture and cultural heritage
  • demographic change

The Call will remain open until 04 December 2020. 

Interested candidates are invited to read carefully the Terms of Reference for this call and to fill in the online application available at the following link:

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