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20 May 2024

Discover the 22 selected projects of the second EUI - Innovative Actions Call

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After meeting at the end of April 2024, the EUI Selection Committee approved 22 projects within the framework of its EUI-Innovative Actions Call 2.

The second EUI-IA call sought project proposals under three topics:

  • Greening cities
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Harnessing talent in shrinking cities

The call generated strong interest from across the European Union, with 112 applications from 21 EU Member States. The 22 selected projects come from varied EU urban contexts, not only in terms of size (11 projects are located in small and medium-sized cities with fewer than 250,000 inhabitants) but also geographically (12 EU Member States).

The selected projects are:

  • GfW - City of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Cooling Havens - City of Athens (Greece)
  • TOP SEC - Barcelona Metropolitan Area (Spain)
  • B-CONNECT - City of Bistrita (Romania)
  • TALEA - Municipality of Bologna (Italy)
  • Blue4Green - City of Bruges (Belgium)
  • MAG-NET - City of Celje (Slovenia)
  • COIMBRA ST LLM - City of Coimbra (Portugal)
  • CULTIGEN - City of Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • GreCO - City of Elliniko - Argyroupoli (Greece)
  • REWILD - City of Ghent (Belgium)
  • CARE-GET - City of Haskovo (Bulgaria)
  • EcoZani - City of Kozani (Greece)
  • SCT HUB - City of Krakow (Poland)
  • GOCCIA - City of Milan (Italy)
  • EPIC - City of Prato (Italy)
  • FOOTPRINTS - City of Ravenna (Italy)
  • AQUAGREEN - Romagna Faentina Union (Italy)
  • Greening Without Borders - City of Rotterdam (Netherlands)
  • SPACE 4 TALENTS - City of Stalowa Wola (Poland)
  • ReGreenX - City of Szeged (Hungary)
  • Zentropy MICE - City of Valencia (Spain)

You can discover more about the projects here.

With the 22 winning projects announced today, EUI now supports a total pool of 36 innovative actions across 16 Member States, all committed to delivering solutions for a sustainable urban future for the EU. The ERDF will finance 80% of the costs of the selected projects. Each project can receive up to €5 million. Part of this funding will be dedicated to transferring innovative solutions to other cities in Europe, aiming to have an even greater impact, especially in cities and regions most in need of transformation support towards a green future.