The URBACT Programme
Working together to promote best practice
One of the most exciting features of URBAN II is
the provision for exchange of good practices across Europe. This
is the subject of a specific programme: the "European Network
for Exchange of Experience", or "URBACT".
URBACT's objectives are to highlight best practices
and to draw lessons from successes and weaknesses identified in
these programmes. The target group is urban actors from the 216
cities benefiting from the URBAN I and II programmes and Urban
URBACT consists of two main priorities:
- Exchange and dissemination of knowledge.
This includes: thematic networks organised by the cities themselves,
actions to build the capacity of urban actors, and studies. EUR
14 million is set aside for this priority, of which 50% will come
from the EU and 50% from
- Capitalisation and information.
This includes a website, the presentation of results, a toolbox
and information on illustrative projects. Total funding for this
priority is EUR 8.8 million.
In addition there is a budget of EUR 1.96 million
for technical assistance and for the running of the programme.
The programme is directed by a monitoring committee,
with members representing all participating Member States and
the European Commission. The French Ministère délégué
à la ville et à la rénovation urbaine (Délégation
interministérielle à la Ville, DIV) has been designated
as the managing authority.
Total cost of the project: EUR 24 760 000
EU contribution (ERDF): EUR 15 900 000
Ministère délégué à la ville
et à la rénovation urbaine
M. Jean-Loup Drubigny
194, avenue du Président Wilson
F-93217 Saint-Denis-La Plaine CEDEX
Tél.: + 33 (0)1 49 17 47 51 / 52
Site web: http://www.urbact.org