Building capacities for sustainable urban development

EFRE (ETZ C, interregional)

Baden-Württemberg Bayern Berlin Brandenburg Bremen Hamburg Hessen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Niedersachsen Nordrhein-Westfalen Rheinland-Pfalz Saarland Sachsen Schleswig-Holstein Thüringen Sachsen-Anhalt

Die nachfolgenden Inhalte stammen aus dem Operationellen Programm "URBACT III" (genehmigt am: 12.12.2014).

Kurzbeschreibung

This action supports capacity building measures, strategies and action plans, for sustainable urban development with focus on the tools, instruments and methods needed therefore.

Förderziel

The programme will develop actions to enhance the capacity of key players in the field of integrated and participatory approaches to sustainable urban development.

Fördergegenstände

Monitoring, Evaluierung, Umsetzung integrierter, territorialer Ansätze, Management, Verwaltung, Wissenstransfer, Vernetzung, Kooperation, Bildung, Qualifizierung, Information, Kommunikation, Beteiligung, Strategieentwicklung, Konzept-, Teilkonzepterstellung

Zuwendungsempfänger

  • Cities, municipalities, towns.
  • Infra-municipal tiers of government such as city districts and boroughs in cases where they are represented by a politico-administrative institution having competences for policy-making and implementation in the policy area covered by the URBACT network concerned in which they are willing to get involved.
  • Metropolitan authorities and organized agglomerations in cases where they are represented by a politico-administrative institution having delegated competences for policy-making and implementation in the policy area covered by the URBACT network concerned.

 

Beyond stakeholders related to URBACT partners, other key players in sustainable urban development (at national, regional or local level) may also be eligible for actions implemented under Objective 1 (e.g. cities implementing integrated urban strategies and action plans under articles 7 and 8, etc.).

Förderfähige Gebietskulisse

 The URBACT III programme area consists of:

  • EU 28 Member States.
  • Norway and the Helvetic Confederation. Partners from Norway and from the Helvetic Confederation cannot make use of ERDF allocations, but can participate at their own cost.
  • Instrument for Pre Accession (IPA) countries. Partners from IPA countries can participate in operations using IPA funding, without receiving ERDF co-financing.
  • Other countries. Partners from other countries, anywhere in the world, can participate with their own funding.

Art der Unterstützung

Non-repayable grant

Beschreibung

The main actions that can be supported under Capacity-building are the following (indicative list):

  • National capacity-building seminars – this tool which was tested under URBACT II provides tools and methods to enhance capacities of local support group members of partner cities at national level, in national languages. Member States are strongly involved in these sessions, which fosters dialogue between national and local players on urban policies and allow project partners to better understand the national context in which they are operating.
  • URBACT Universities, which proved highly successful under URBACT II (2011 and 2013) is to be enhanced and continued into URBACT III. The URBACT University consists of a large transnational capacity building event centred on the URBACT method and aiming to provide URBACT partners and their local stakeholders with tools and methods to develop integrated and participatory action-planning. Project partners from all URBACT networks come together to “learn by doing”, share good practices and test different tools they can apply in the work of their local support groups at city level.
  • Other ad hoc capacity-building actions based on an established need can also be developed for specific stakeholder groups involved in the design and implementation of sustainable urban policies (e.g. elected representatives, Managing authorities of Operational Programmes, national authorities, etc.

 

Capacity-building actions shall focus mainly on the use of tools, instruments and methods supporting integrated and participatory approaches to sustainable urban development. They shall cover the design, funding, implementation and monitoring of integrated strategies and action plans.

Zielgruppe

Implemented actions shall target city stakeholders such as policy-makers, decision-makers, practitioners, city staff, representatives of local agencies, NGOs, residents or end-users involved in local partnerships in charge of developing or implementing an integrated action plan or strategy (action-planning and implementation networks) or transferring a good practice (transfer networks) in the field of sustainable urban development. Only public authorities and public equivalent bodies are eligible to the programme.

Auswahlverfahren

The projects for the networking activities are selected through open and transparent calls for proposals. These calls for proposals will be promoted and advertised at European and at national level involving the National Points. This is followed by a two-phased application procedure, each with several stages. Information on the content to be provided will be detailed in the call for proposals. Each phase will include an eligibility check, and an assessment by the External Assessment Panel (EPA). Based on this information the Monitoring Committee will make a final decision.

Projektauswahlkriterien

Amongst others important Eligibility and Assessment criteria will be:

  • Relevance to the Europe 2020-Strategy and the thematic objectives for the EU Cohesion Policy.
  • Coherence of the proposed approach and of the methodology for exchange and learning activities.
  • Quality of partnership and leadership.
  • Budget.

 

These and possible other criteria will be detailed in the call for proposals.

Art des raumbezogenen Ansatzes

LEADER - lokale Entwicklung durch örtliche Bevölkerung

Kurzbeschreibung

The URBACT approach to community-led local development.

Beschreibung

A main contribution of the programme lies in the support given to cities to find ways of developing with the local actors integrated policies which meet their particular circumstances. The programme aims to increase the capacities and know-how of cities on integrated urban development; this applies also to tools of the cohesion policy proposed by the mainstream programmes for integrated urban development: Community Led Local Development and Integrated Territorial Investments.

 

Based on the experience of the previous programming period, URBACT III can contribute through its exchange, capacity building and capitalisation activities to anchor the CLLD approach in cities.

 

  • Exchange activities between cities and/or urban rural partnerships engaged in delivering CLLD approaches will foster policy learning and accelerate the transfer and implementation of good practices.
  • Capacity building activities for the same cities will help stakeholders involved in local support groups whether from public and private sector or civil society to improve their understanding and management of CLLD
    processes as well as enhancing capacity to innovate.
  • Capitalisation activities can help to disseminate experience on CLLD from a smaller grouping of cities that are actively involved in URBACT networks to the wider urban community of city practitioners and associated stakeholders.

 

It should be recognized that only some of the URBACT local support groups are appropriate as such for the CLLD approach. This depends on the type of area selected for the URBACT network (for example if it were a whole city this might not be appropriate for CLLD) in the city in question, whether or not this approach is supported under the relevant programme and whether the thematic topic is relevant to a community based approach.

Fonds

URBAN (EFRE), EQUAL (ESF)

Fördergebietseingrenzung

Urban areas in the URBACT programe area.

Art des raumbezogenen Ansatzes

Integrierte nachhaltige Stadtentwicklung

Kurzbeschreibung

The URBACT approach to integrated actions for sustainable development.

Beschreibung

A main contribution of the programme lies in the support given to cities to find ways of developing with the local actors integrated policies which meet their particular circumstances. The programme aims to increase the capacities and know-how of cities on integrated urban development; this apply also to tools of the cohesion policy proposed by the mainstream programmes for integrated urban development: Community Led Local Development and Integrated
Territorial Investments.

 

URBACT III, through its exchange, capacity building and capitalisation activities shall seek to:

  • Scale up the activities of those cities receiving funding under ERDF Article
    7 and 8 and disseminate their experiences to a wider group of cities.
  • Perform exchange activities between urban authorities receiving funding
    under ERDF Article 7 and 8 in order to foster policy learning and accelerate the
    transfer and implementation of good practices.
  • Participate in the Urban Development Network (to which cities receiving
    funding under ERDF Article 7 and 8 are eligible) in order to provide those
    cities with the benefit of the knowledge being generated as a result of
    other URBACT activities.

Fonds

EFRE

Art des raumbezogenen Ansatzes

Integrierte territoriale Investitionen (ITI)

Kurzbeschreibung

The URBACT approach to use Integrated Territorial Investment (ITI).

Beschreibung

A main contribution of the programme lies in the support given to cities to find ways of developing with the local actors integrated policies which meet their particular circumstances. The programme aims to increase the capacities and know-how of cities on integrated urban development; this apply also to tools of the cohesion policy proposed by the mainstream programmes for integrated urban development: Community Led Local Development and Integrated
Territorial Investments.

 

URBACT III, through its exchange, capacity building and capitalisation activities shall seek to:

  • Scale up the activities of those cities implementing ITIs under ERDF Article 7 and disseminate their experiences, particularly to those interested in setting up an ITI.
  • Perform exchange activities between those urban authorities operating ITIs in order to improve their capacity, foster policy learning and accelerate the transfer and implementation of good practices.

Fonds

EFRE, ESF, CF

Stand: Oktober 2018