The first call of the Urban Innovative Actions initiative was launched on 15 December to test new approaches to the challenges faced by urban authorities. The total budget is €371 million over the period 2015-2020. Projects will be selected through calls for proposals with an ERDF contribution which shall not exceed €5 million per project, a unique co-financing rate of maximum 80% and a duration of 3 years maximum.
This first call, worth €80 million in total, will focus on the following four topics:
- Energy transition
- Urban poverty (with a focus on deprived urban neighbourhoods)
- 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 info day will take place in Brussels on 13 January 2016 and you can register at the following link: http://www.uia-initiative.eu/en/brussels-applicant-seminar.