Fund title: Urban Innovative Actions

Focus of fund/fund aims:

To identify and test innovative and creative solutions for sustainable urban development. (Themes for next funding rounds)

Application deadline:


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.

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

The UIA is not currently open to applications but has announced the themes for its next funding rounds so that people can start developing their projects.

Topics for round 3 (opening at the end of 2017):

  • air quality
  • climate adaptation
  • housing
  • jobs & skills in the local economy

Provisional topics for round 4 (2018):

  • digital transition
  • sustainable use of land and nature-based solutions
  • urban poverty
  • EITHER circular economy OR urban mobility

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