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European Urban Initiative Calls

European Urban Initiative first call is now closed.

With a budget of €50m, European Urban Initiative calls focus on Innovative Actions in support to New European Bauhaus demonstrators regarding sustainable urban development.

European Urban Initative funded activities provide opportunities for cities as enablers of innovation, to take the risk and turn ambitious and creative ideas into pilot projects to be tested in real urban settings. The call builds on principles of New European Bauhaus (NEB), a creative and interdisciplinary initiative connecting the European Green Deal to our living spaces and experiences to achieve Europe climate-neutral by 2050. 

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Up to €5m per project is available. Part of this allocation will support the transfer of innovative solutions to other cities in Europe to have an even bigger societal impact.

The European Urban Initiative principles for funded initiatives

  • Innovative Actions: pilot projects never been tested anywhere else in Europe, as an evolutionary approach or as a revolutionary approach
  • Participation & co-creation: partners, relevant stakeholders and target groups are key for the development and implementation of innovative and experimental projects
  • Robust & measurable methodology: measure expected impacts, with clear and quantified results to capture expected change in the local situation resulting from the project
  • Transferable & scalable: project lessons shared to wider policy makers and practitioners, with potential to be scaled and transferred to other urban areas in Europe
  • Good quality, justified, realistic, consistent, and coherent: ready to be managed effectively, implemented swiftly, and demonstrate value for money.
  • Knowledge and Capacity Building: an environment for cities to ensure easier access to knowledge and share know-how on sustainable urban development, particularly strengthening capacities in designing integrated and participative strategies