First call of the Urban Innovative Actions initiative launched

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The Directorate-General Regional and Urban Policy is pleased to announce that the first call of the Urban Innovative Actions initiative will be launched on Tuesday 15th December. This call will be worth EUR 80 Mio in total and will be focused on the following four topics: 

  • Energy transition
  • Urban Poverty (with a focus on deprived urban neighborhoods)
  • The inclusion of migrants and refugees
  • Jobs and skills in the local economy

Four information events will be held across the EU (Brussels, Riga, Rome and Krakow) in January/February 2016 to ensure that cities and relevant stakeholders are fully aware of the call. 

The first of these events will be held in Brussels on the 13th January 2016. You can register at the following link: Registration for the other 3 events will be opened in the coming days. 

The Urban Innovative Actions initiative has been created to test new approaches to the challenges faced by urban authorities. The total budget is EUR 371 Mio over the period 2015-2020. Projects will be selected through calls for proposals with an ERDF contribution which shall not exceed EUR 5 Mio per project, a unique co-financing rate of maximum 80% and duration of 3 years maximum. 

If you have any questions or you require further information regarding Urban Innovative Actions, please visit the newly created website at the following link: