Fund title: Urban Innovative Actions

Focus of fund/fund aims:

EU funding up to €5m for new approaches to sustainable urban development.

Application deadline:

31 January 2019

Fund description:

This EU programme provides urban areas throughout Europe with resources to test new and unproven solutions to address urban challenges. It is open to local authorities in urban areas with a population of at least 50,000 and applications are expected to be submitted in partnership with other local agencies and stakeholders.

  • Digital transition
  • Sustainable use of land and nature based solutions
  • Urban poverty
  • Urban security

The UIA initiative can provide up to 80% of project costs to a maximum of €5m from the European Regional Development Fund.

Projects should be new, bold, creative and experimental – they should aim to pilot the new idea, testing how it might work in practice.

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