Promoting inter-regional dialogue
The Inter-Regional Programme (IRP) brings together local actors from the EU and its neighbouring partner countries. The aim is to modernise and strengthen local and regional government in order to enhance democratic governance and sustainable development.
The programme that has been put into place to realise these aims is CIUDAD (Cooperation in Urban Development and Dialogue). The overall objective of CIUDAD is the promotion of mutual understanding, dialogue and cooperation between local actors in the EU and in the partner countries of the Neighbourhood region (ENPI region). This is done through the provision of capacity building for the modernisation and strengthening of local and regional government.
CIUDAD runs from 2009 to 2012 and co-finances 21 local grant projects in the Neighbourhood's South and East. The projects reflect the overall objective of CIUDAD and in particular the following themes:
• Environmental Sustainability and Energy Efficiency
• Sustainable Economic development and reduction of social disparities and
• Good governance and sustainable urban development planning.
Partnerships are made up of consortia of organisations including local authorities, universities, NGOs and other organisations working on urban sustainable development issues; both from the EU and ENPI partner countries.
A dedicated Supporting Mechanism [3 MB] ensures the smooth implementation of the projects as well as the wide diffusion and outreach of project results, giving CIUDAD a sustainable impact.
21 projects have been awarded:
Lot 1: project 01 - Strengthening the Capacity of Local Authorities for Ecological Modernisation [2 MB]
Lot 1: project 02 - Sustainable and Integrated Urban Solid Waste Management System [2 MB]
Lot 1: project 03 - Participation of Women and Youth in Local development Processes [677 KB]
Lot 1: project 04 - EuroMed Cities Network on Good Local Governance [2 MB]
Lot 1: project 05 - Urban Water Management [1015 KB]
Lot 1: project 06 - Partnership for Urban renewal towards Regional Economic Development [2 MB]
Lot 1: project 07 - Sustainable Water Management in the Mediterranean Tourist Areas [2 MB]
Lot 1: project 08 - Optimised Management of Waste in the Mediterranean [3 MB]
Lot 1: project 09 - Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning adapted to the Mediterranean [2 MB]
Lot 1: project 10 - NEW MEDINA – Reinventing New Towns [546 KB]
Lot 2: project 11 - RKM Save Urban Heritage [833 KB]
Lot 2: project 12 - Sustainable Urban Development Project [667 KB]
Lot 2: project 13 - Management of Domains Related to Energy Effi ciency in Municipalities [2 MB]
Lot 2: project 14 - SPIN-Energy Efficiency & Urban Development planning [2 MB]
Lot 2: project 15 - Energy Efficiency of Chisinau and Sevastopol Municipalities [2 MB]
Lot 2: project 16 - Integrated Approach to Sustainable Tourism production [2 MB]
Lot 2: project 17 - GOSPEL Governance in the context of sport as social link [2 MB]
Lot 3: project 18 - SURE Sustainable Urban Energy in the ENPI region – towards the Covenant of Mayors [2 MB]
Lot 3: project 19 - Liaisons for Growth [2 MB]
Lot 3: project 20 - ArcHeritage [3 MB]
Lot 3: project 21 - War Free World Heritage Listed Cities [3 MB]