Modifier 01 September 2022
by UIA Permanent Secretariat

Join us at the European Week of Regions and Cities 2022

We are back at the annual European Week of Regions and Cities 2022! Register now for our sessions and find out more details about what we have planned for you. We will host various sessions and workshops, showcasing its innovative experiments, capitalisation activities, and, most importantly, what the future holds for the initiative.
  • European Urban Initiative: first call for Innovative Actions ONLINE, Workshop organised by EUI Secretariat with the European Commission and EUI entrusted entity

When? Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

This session would like to introduce you to the very first developments of the new European Urban Initiative (EUI). The focus is on the launch of the first call for Innovative Actions and how cities innovate for just and green transitions. In this session, you will be involved in an interactive discussion with high-level representatives from the European Commission and the EUI entrusted entity. This session will also showcase innovative experiments stemming from UIA’s knowledge of ensuring affordability of the green city, paving the way for further capitalisation activities under the EUI framework. Join the conversation to learn about the new generation of innovative actions targeting the New European Bauhaus topics and help us unfold the following question: "How to design carbon-neutral based urban policies that include and consider the most vulnerable groups?”

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Normunds Popens, Deputy Director-General for regional and urban policy, European Commission

Anne Wetzel, Director on European Affairs, Hauts-de-France Region

Francois Gallaga, European Commission DG Regional and Urban Planning

Agnieszka Siluszek, EUI Permanent Secretariat

Ivan Nikolov, Transport Unit Director, Sofia Municipality, Bulgaria (TBC)

Beatriz García, Project manager, City of Getafe, Spain (TBC)

  • Integrated Territorial Development in action: a conversation with UIA cities and managing authorities, Online Workshop organised by UIA/EUI Secretariat

When? Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Sustainable urban development calls for a shift in how we approach urban and regional planning. UIA projects have been testing the principles of Integrated Territorial Development (ITD). This session will be the closing event of a 1-year capacity-building activity and will present tangible good practices from UIA projects. It will also invite cities and Managing Authorities of ERDF programmes to reflect and exchange on how integrated projects can be fitted into mainstream ERDF programme priorities (in particular in the new PO5) and also how mainstream ERDF programmes can promote integrated approaches.

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Valerio Barberis, Deputy Major for Urban Planning and Environment, Municipality of Prato

Alícia Valle, Project Manager, City Council Viladecans

Ovidiu-Vasile Cîmpean, State Secretary Ministry of Investments and European Projects, Romania

Daniela Ferrara, Head of Community and National Funds Department Region Emilia-Romagna


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