Networking to improve the implementation of sustainable urban policies

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

The action supports implementation and transfer networks for sustainable urban policy and the related measures undertaken within these networks.

Förderziel

The programme will support the design of integrated strategies and action plans for sustainable urban development in European cities building on participatory approaches.

Fördergegenstände

Wissenstransfer, Vernetzung, Kooperation, Monitoring, Evaluierung, Umsetzung integrierter, territorialer Ansätze, Bildung, Qualifizierung, Information, Kommunikation, Beteiligung

Zuwendungsempfänger

  • Cities, municipalities, towns.
  • Intramunicipal 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 Local agencies defined as public or semi-public organisations set up by a city, partially or fully owned by the city authority, responsible for the design and implementation of specific policies (economic development, energy supply, health services, transport, etc.).
  • Provincial, regional and national authorities, as far as urban issues are concerned.
  • Universities and research centres, as far as urban issues are concerned.

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 Implementation networks are the following (indicative list):

  • Transnational exchange seminars, including study visits, staff exchange, peer-reviews, etc.
  • Use of monitoring tools.
  • Setting up and running local partnerships involving stakeholders to ensure a participatory and integrated approach in the implementation.
  • Communication on network activities and results.
  • Expertise to support partner cities in implementing integrated urban strategies/actions.


The main actions that can be supported under Transfer networks are the following (indicative list):

  • Production of baseline with the description of the practice to be transferred and the context of transfer for all cities.
  • Transnational exchange seminars, including study visits, peer-reviews, etc.
  • Setting up and running local partnerships involving stakeholders to ensure a participatory and integrated approach.
  • Communication on network activities and results.
  • Expertise to support partner cities, to monitor and assess the transfer of the good practice in each city.

Zielgruppe

Priority will be given to cities. The number of non-city partners in action-planning networks will be limited. The maximum number of non-city partners will be defined in the calls for proposals for the creation of action-planning networks. 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