OBJECTIVE OG THE FUNDING PROGRAMME
This programme aims to identify, and test new solutions addressed issues related to sustainable urban development. The main objective of UIA is to provide urban authorities throughout Europe with space and resources to experiment new innovative answers to the interconnected and complex local challenges.
TOPICS IN THIS PROGRAMME
- Digital transition;
- Sustainable use of land, nature-based solutions;
- Urban poverty;
- Urban security;
- Any urban authority of a local administrative unit defined according to the degree of urbanisation as city, town or suburb comprising at least 50 000 inhabitants;
- Any association or grouping of urban authorities of local administrative units defined according to the degree of urbanisation as city, town or suburb where the total population is at least 50 000 inhabitants; this can include cross-border associations or groupings, associations or groupings in different regions and/or Member States.
The definition of Local Administrative Units (LAUs) as well the classification according to the degree of urbanisation and the figures on the number of inhabitants are based on information provided by Eurostat in the Correspondence table LAU2-NUTS2010, EU28 (2012).
FUNDING RATE AND ELIGIBLE COST
The UIA Initiative follows the total costs principle. The project receives ERDF co financing up to 80% of the eligible costs, every partner receiving ERDF needs to secure 20% at least of public or private contribution to complete its budget either from its own resources or from other sources (but not from another EU funding source).
• Office and administration;
• Travel and accommodation;
• External expertise and services;
• Infrastructure and construction work;