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Il-Programme URBACT għandu l-għan li jiffaċilita l-ħidma aktar mill-qrib ta’ bliet u irħula sabiex jiżviluppaw soluzzjonijiet komun,i għall-isfidi komuni. Dan jista jsir permezz ta’ inizjattivi ta’ networking, tagħlim reċiproku tal-esperjenzi individwali, kif ukoll permezz ta identifikazzjoni ta’ prattiċi tajba dwar kif tista titjieb u tissaħħaħ il-politika urbana.

Uffiċċju Nazzjonali tal-URBACT
L-Uffiċċju Nazzjonali tal-URBACT jifforma parti mid-Diviżjoni għall-Gvern Lokali, fi ħdan il-Ministru għall-Ġustizzja, Kultura u Gvern Lokali. L-Uffiċċju għandu fergħa li jirrapreżentah, fil-lokalita’ tar-Rabat, ġewwa Għawdex. L-iskop tal-Uffiċċju hu li jippromwovi u jiddissemina informazzjoni relatata mal-istess programm.
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Il-Ministeru responsabbli mill-programm URBACT
Ministeru ghall-Ġustizzja, Kultura u Gvern Lokali
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Retail at the heart of local economies - RetaiLink investigates new business models for medium sized cities
This article aims to provide a better understanding of the retail sector in order to give clues for public policy decision-makers who want to contribute to create an environment in the city in which retailers can thrive, compete, and innovate for the betterment of the city and its inhabitants.
The Malta Seminar – setting the scene!
Early September 2016 the full CityMobilNet partnership met for the first learning seminar in Malta! All of us set the work programme jointly to concentrate the learning experience on the issues most relevant for developing our SUMPs. In a dense 2-day programme, we gathered new knowledge and experiences by workshops, roadshows and knowledge markets.
Ready for the future? Urban resilience in practice
Urban resilience is the capacity of urban systems, communities, individuals, organisations and businesses to recover, maintain their function and thrive in the aftermath of a shock or a stress, regardless of its impact, frequency or magnitude.
Open for business: Europe's cities and the skills challenge of the next economy
Eight years after the advent of the Global Financial Crisis, much of Europe's economy continues to be sluggish, with uneven rates of jobs and business growth across the EU. There are, of course, bright spots on the map, but overall the picture remains disappointing.
Calling all EU cities: URBACT’s Good Practice award
URBACT is inviting cities across the EU to step up and apply for the new URBACT Good Practice City label before the call closes on 31 March 2017. The award, launched in December, celebrates good practices in sustainable, integrated urban development, and will publicise winning solutions that other European cities can use. The application process is relatively simple, taking just a couple of hours to complete online.
Big Response to first URBACT Good Practice Call!
We are happy to announce that 270 applications were submitted for the URBACT Good Practice City label. THANK YOU to the cities who applied from across the European Union!
All cities welcome to the URBACT City Festival – register now!
Registration is open for the URBACT City Festival (link is external) on 3-5 October 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia! European cities of all sizes, apply now while places are still available – whether you are familiar with URBACT, or discovering this EU programme for the first time.
Lifting the lid on URBACT’s Good Practices
What links Barcelona, Tampere and Dupnitsa? Not much, you might think. Barcelona is a global city with an international reputation for innovation, gastronomy and culture. Tampere is a medium sized city located in Finland, historically linked to the country’s industrial revolution. Dupnitsa is a small conurbation located in western Bulgaria sitting at the foot of the Balkans’ highest mountain. The answer? All three have recently been awarded the status of URBACT Good Practice city.
URBACT’s Good Practices unveiled: “Inspiring solutions for better cities”
Looking for ideas on how to improve a city’s air quality, support local jobs, or involve citizens in accommodating refugees? Scores of tried-and-tested city solutions have been published online by URBACT, the EU learning and exchange programme for integrated, sustainable urban development.
URBACT III call for Transfer Networks now open!
Following the decision of the URBACT III Monitoring Committee, the call for proposals for up to 25 Transfer Networks for 2014 – 2020 is now open. Deadline for applications: 10 January 2018
Two cities united by a love of good food
As URBACT opens its first call for Transfer Networks here’s a story of how a Good Practice from one city was adapted and transferred to a completely different local context.
6 recommendations for cities that aim to join an URBACT Transfer Network
The call for the creation of URBACT Transfer Networks is open until 10 January 2018. The objective of these networks is the adaptation and transfer of URBACT labelled Good Practices to other municipalities that have similar challenges, but less experience. Some questions may arise to the city wishing to apply: What does the Good Practice city gain from sharing knowledge? What if the political and cultural background in my city is completely different? Which traps should be avoided when adopting a good practice in my own city? To find answers, not necessary to travel far: there is some experience within URBACT. TUTUR was an URBACT pilot transfer network focusing on the temporary use of vacant spaces, set up to “test” the transfer approach from one city to another. Launched in 2014, for 15 months, the network involved three partners: Rome (IT), Alba Iulia (RO) – the ‘Transfer cities’; and Bremen (DE) – which acted as the ‘Good Practice city’.
How do URBACT Good Practices strive towards more sustainability together with citizens and other stakeholders?
Striving towards sustainability together The occurrences and types of events and catastrophes related to climate change (environmental , biodiversity, human, social or societal concerns) have been constantly increasing for more than a century and especially in the last decades. Although these are mostly observed at meta level, it is a local level that both public authorities and citizens should act to implement and undertake concrete actions for a wide societal change. Some URBACT Good Practices understood it quite well and are developing not only sustainable strategies that are local and concrete, but also participatory ones: this is what Manchester (UK), Santiago de Compostela (ES), Milan (IT) and Tallinn (EE) addressed during the “Together for sustainability panel” of the URBACT City Festival held in Tallinn, Estonia on 5 October 2017. The incremental integration of citizens in sustainable policies

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While the URBACT’s Good Practice Transfer Call is open and ahead of the launch of URBACT’s Good Practice Transfer projects, Eddy Adams considers some...
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