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Who We Are

URBACT is a European exchange and learning programme promoting sustainable urban development.  

We enable CITIES to work together to develop solutions to major urban challenges, reaffirming the key role they play in facing increasingly complex societal changes. 

We help cites to develop pragmatic SOLUTIONS that are new and sustainable, and that integrate economic, social and environmental dimensions. 

We enable cities to SHARE good practices and lessons learned with all professionals involved in urban policy throughout Europe. 

URBACT is 550 cities, 30 countries and 7,000 active local stakeholders. 

URBACT is jointly financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) and the Member States.

URBACT at glance

For about 15 years, the URBACT programme has been the European Territorial Cooperation programme aiming to foster sustainable integrated urban development in cities across Europe. It is an instrument of the Cohesion Policy, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, the 28 Member States...

Programme Governance

The European Commission defines and coordinates the overall activities linked to structural fund use in European regions. As part of these actions, the URBACT programme and its activities are partly financed by the Commission, which contributes to the budget via the European Regional Development...

Key Facts & Figures

Here are a few facts and figures which will help getting URBACT's big picture.

Our Partners

URBACT works closely EU wide organisations and European Territorial Cooperation Programmes and look for synergies and common actions to answer in complementary way to the needs of cities and their local stakeholders [1] .

Our Funding

The URBACT programme is mainly financed by EU funds, with additional national and local contributions.
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