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22 cities with funding for innovative projects & new call for projects for security in public urban spaces

Oct 10, 2018 | News

(10 October 2018) – €92 million from the European Regional Development Fund will finance innovative solutions to urban challenges such as air quality, climate change, housing, and jobs and skills for the local economy.

Urban Innovative Actions
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The Commission has announced the winning cities of the 3rd call for projects under the Urban Innovative Actions.

Project examples include new solutions in Riba-Roja de Túria, Spain, to reduce the risk of peri-urban fire, a new generation of energy supply system based on electric vehicle batteries in Breda, Netherlands, heatwaves-resilient school playgrounds in Paris, France, energy-efficient social housing in Budapest, Hungary, and innovative career guidance in Ventspils, Latvia.

Today, the Commission also launches the 4th call under the Urban Innovative Actions. €100 million is now available to cities to finance innovative projects to protect and reduce the vulnerability of public spaces.

The call will also finance digital, environmental and inclusion projects.

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