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Phase II Urban Pilot Projects

Following the success of the First Phase of Urban Pilot Projects, the European Commission launched a Call for Proposals for new Urban Pilot Projects, resulting in 503 applications from 14 Member States (no applications were received from Luxembourg) by the closing date of 29 April 1996.

This round of Urban Pilot Projects addresses a wide range of urban problems, from traffic congestion and waste management to derelict buildings and economic decline. Projects tend to adopt highly integrated approaches to tackle these problems: the proposed strategies combine hard infrastructure with environmental, social and economic support measures in an attempt to promote sustainable development and promote the citizens’ quality of life. Target areas and populations are clearly defined and, overall, there is a strong emphasis on community participation.

The 26 new Urban Pilot Projects were selected following a long and thorough evaluation process which involved both external experts and the Commission’s services. Their total planned budget amounts to ECU 163.2 million. Article 10 of the ERDF co-finances 40% of this budget (ECU 63.6 million). Cities in Objective 1 regions receive an ERDF grant of up to 75% of their total eligible budget. The co-financing level goes up to 50% for cities in Objective 2 regions, and up to 30% for cities with no Objective status.   


The Locations of Phase II Urban Pilot Projects 

Displayed below is a clickable, Java image map used to show the 26 new Urban Pilot Projects.  Newer browsers such as Netscape 3.0, Explorer 3.0 (or later) will support the use of Java. Users with older browsers should scroll below to the list of text links of individual UPPs within the Financial Details table.    


List of Phase II Urban Pilot Projects and Financial Details

City

Objective  Status

Title of Project

Total Eligible Cost 

(in MECU)

ERDF Subvention  

(in MECU)

ERDF  

(%)

Alexandroupolis (GR)

Obj. 1

ALEX - POLINET - International Networking City

3.382316

2.536737

75.00%

Besançon (F) 

None

CHORUS - Centre Historique: Opération de Revitalisation Urbaine et Sociale (Urban and Social Revitalisation of the Historic Centre)

14.271850

3.168093

22.20%

Bilbao (E) 

Obj. 2

OTXARKOAGA - Social, Economic and Environmental Revival of the Peripheral Neighbourhood of Otxarkoaga

4.962500

2.481250

50.00%

Bordeaux (F)

Obj. 2 (p)

Bordeaux les Deux Rives (The Two Banks of Bordeaux)

13.068031

3.000000

23.00%

Bremerhaven (D

Obj. 2

Entwicklungspool Dienstleistungszentrum (Multifunctional Service Centre)

4.140000

2.070000

50.00%

Brindisi (I) 

Obj. 1

PROTAGONIST - Recovery of Old Town Areas to Generate Employment and New Initiatives in the Social and Tourism Sectors

2.750000

2.062500

75.00%

Bruxelles (B)

None

RECYCLART - Renovation of the "Gare de la Chapelle" 

5.950500

1.785150

30.00%

Dortmund (D)

Obj. 2

Umweltinitiative Scharnhorst (Environment Initiative Scharnhorst)

2.835548

1.388115

48.95%

Dublin (IRL)

Obj. 1

Maintaining the Historic Heart of Dublin

2.639672

1.979754

75.00%

Falun, Borlänge (S) 

Obj. 2

Ecological Sustainability as a Driving Force in a Medium-Sized Urban Region

3.750000

1.875000

50.00%

Friedrichshain (D) 

Obj. 1

Strategien für Friedrichshain (Strategies for Friedrichshain) 

4.638769

2.191977

47.25%

Gran Canaria (E) 

Obj. 1

Proyecto Guiniguada - La Estrategia del Parque en la Rehabilitación del Paraíso (Guiniguada Project - The Park's Regeneration Strategy)

7.008086

2.705245

39.00%

Granada (E)

Obj. 1

Economic Regeneration of the Historic Centre of "El Albayzín"

6.051140

2.953897

48.82%

Graz (A)

None

e.l.m.a.s. - ein Leben mit allen Sinnen (Living with One's Senses) 

7.148000

2.150000

30.00%

Helsinki (FI

None

LASIPALATSI Film and Media Centre

9.000000

2.700000

30.00%

Huddersfield (UK)

None

Huddersfield - The Creative Town Initiative

10.299850

2.926780

28.42%

Leicester (UK)

None

Blueprint for Sustainable Development

6.479155

1.939855

29.90%

Leipzig (D

Obj. 1

Die Weiterentwicklung des Systems der "Behutsamen Stadterneuerung" (System of "Careful Urban Renewal")

3.918831

2.939100

75.00%

León (E)

Obj. 1

BUILDING LEÓN (A Development Project for the Old City)

7.567544

3.000000

39.60%

Milan (I

None

Servizi e tempo per gli anziani e le famiglie (Services and Time for Elderly People and Families)

3.356883

1.007065

30.00%

Naples (I

Obj. 1

Rete di Piazze Telematiche per la Città di Napoli (Network of Telematic Squares)

4.007394

2.966750

74.00%

Randers (DK)

None

Underværket (The Wonder)

7.731677

2.246826

29.10%

Turin (I)

Obj. 2

The GATE: Living not Leaving

5.069316

2.530186

49.90%

Utrecht (NL)

None

Utrecht Museum Quarter

12.586084

2.981246

24.00%

Vila do Conde (P)

Obj. 1

Voyage à la Rose des Vents 

5.066000

2.999200

59.20%

West Athens (GR)

Obj. 1

SWANS - Sustainable West Athens Novelty Scheme

4.640751

3.016488

65.00%

Total 26 Projects 

 

162.319897

63.601214

39.18%

 

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