Third Call for Proposals within the Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) Initiative now open !
The Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) Initiative has launched its third Call for Proposals, aimed at providing urban areas throughout Europe with resources to test new and unproven solutions to address urban challenges and experiment how these respond to the complexity of real life.
The supported projects shall be innovative, of good quality, designed and implemented with the involvement of key stakeholders, result oriented and transferable. Urban authorities should seize the opportunity offered by the UIA Initiative to move from “normal projects” (that could be financed through “traditional” sources of funding, including mainstream European Regional Development Fund (ERDF ) Programmes and take the risk to turn ambitious and creative ideas into prototypes that can be tested in real urban settings. In other words, UIA can support pilot projects that are too risky to be funded by traditional sources of funding provided that they are highly innovative and experimental.
For this Call an indicative budget of between EUR 80-100 million is allocated.
The third call will focus on four urban topics: adaptation to climate change, air quality, housing, jobs and skills in the local economy. A detailed description of the topics is available in the Terms of Reference for Call 3.
Please consult the UIA guidance as main reference document of the Call that explains all the rules and requirements of an UIA project and download the Application Pack using this link.