The Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) and the Urban Development Network (UDN) are joining forces to organise this series of three webinars. With the objective to share the current achievements of UIA, as part of the efforts to capitalise on the UIA experience mobilised within the UIA Knowledge Management Strategy, explore links with the wider Cohesion Policy, and draw perspectives for the renewal of UIA as part of the European Urban Initiative for the programming period 2021-2027.

Since 2015, UIA is the Urban Lab of Europe, an Initiative that provides urban authorities with resources from the European Regional and Development Fund to test new and unproven solutions to address urban challenges of European Union relevance. With the preparation of Cohesion Policy programmes 2021/27 entering a decisive phase and the adoption of the New Leipzig Charter by Member States, this webinar series is an ideal occasion to showcase what UIA projects have to offer to inspire programming, to draw first lessons and discuss ways to optimise UIA’s contribution to sustainable urban development in the future.

The series is structured in 3 webinar sessions:

  • Session 1, 3 February: UIA Achievements. What has been achieved so far?
  • Session 2, 10 February: UIA & Cohesion Policy. Bridging UIA & Cohesion Policy; how to optimise UIA added value?
  • Session 3, 17 February: Future UIA. What comes next as a new model for innovative actions under the European Urban Initiative 2021/27?

Click here for a more detailed description of each session.