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The Commission wants new partnerships for sustainable cities and regions

12 November 2018

The European Commission has published last week the Call for Proposals on ‘Local Authorities: Partnerships for sustainable cities’ (EuropeAid/161146/DH/ACT/Multi) “to promote integrated urban development through partnerships”. The Call is open until 6 December 2018.

This Call of Proposals is being implemented within the framework of the 2018 Annual Action Programme for Local Authorities by the European Commission. The specific objectives of the Call of Proposals are to strengthen urban governance; ensure social inclusiveness of cities; improve resilience and greening as well as innovation and prosperity in cities. The proposed partnerships must address the first specific objective (urban governance) and at least one out of the three remaining objectives (social inclusiveness, greening of cities, prosperity and innovation).

For cities and regions that might be interested in developing a proposal, PLATFORMA has drafted a Google document which will help local governments identifying potential partners for this Call. It is therefore important to fill in this document as soon as possible if your town or region is interested to build a partnership with other European players, taking into consideration that it will increase chances of success.

All relevant information are available on the European Commission website. The video streaming of the information session held on 7 November in Brussels is also available.

The Call is open until 6 December 2018 (concept note) and cities from European Neighborhood East and South countries can also apply.

Partnerships for sustainable cities in the Neighborhood East and South have a budget envelope of €9.5 million available for grants between €2-5 million.