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25 Transfer Networks approved!

Edited on

03 December 2019
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25 Transfer Networks gathering 75 European cities were approved by the Monitoring Committee of the programme on 4 April 2018.

20 countries are covered by the 25 networks. 36% of cities involved in the 25 networks are newcomers to URBACT.
Each network, composed of 3 cities, is starting a first working phase of 6 months during which it is granted resources to extend the partnership by identifying relevant partners, develop a common understanding of the Good Practice to be transferred, explore the conditions and requirements for a successful transfer in the local context, and the definition of the methodology for transfer activities. The Transfer Networks will have to be made of at least 5 and up to 8 partners.

Below is the list of the 25 approved Transfer Networks. Congratulations to them!
We will shortly publish more information for cities interested to join these networks.


Making Spend Matter

Preston (UK), Villa Nova de Famalicao (PT), Pamplona (ES)

Anchor institutions using spend analysis to improve procurement practice and benefit the local economy


Piraeus (EL), Burgas (BG), Matosinhos (PT)

"BlueGrowth" is an initiative to support start-ups and sustainable entrepreneurship on the maritime economy


Turin (IT), Cluj-Napoca Municipality (RO), Métropole du Grand Paris (FR)

10 000 public employees, 10 000 potential innovators


Groningen (NL), Zlin Municipal Authority (CZ), Magdeburg (DE)

Active management of internasionalisation in a small university city in order to remain the vibrant local hub in the global knowledge economy


Alba Iulia (RO), Brangaça (PT), Perugia (IT)

A branding initative for sustainable cultural tourism


Gijon (ES), Suceava (RO), Jurmala (LV)

Providing access to city services and resources while improving citizen participation


Barnsley (UK), Pardubice (CZ), Vilanova i la Geltru (ES)

Create more and better local jobs through an inspirational hub space and focused business support


Manchester (UK), Wroclaw (PL), Mantova (IT)

Mobilising arts and culture sector to contribute to local climate change policies


Rome (IT), Coruna (ES), Vilnius (LT)

A tool for social inclusion and urban regeneration


Mouans-Sartoux (FR), Troyan (BG), Municipality of Rosignano Marittimo (IT)

A sustainable initiative for a territorial agri-food policy


Ljubljana (SI), Bydgoszcz (PL), Cesena (IT)

Building together the story of bees in urban areas


Ujbuda (HU), Gheorgheni (RO), Forli (IT)

A community festival celebrating the city's built heritage and common values

Tropa Verde

Santiago de Compostela (ES), Dimos Pavlou Mela (EL), City of Budapest, District 14 Zuglo Municipality (HU)

Boosting environmental responsibility through gaming and rewarding


Chemnitz (DE), Rybnik (PL), Vilafranca del Penedès (ES)

Revitalising decaying historic apartment buildings by connecting owners, investors/users and public authorities

Re-grow City

Altena (DE), Igoumenitsa (EL), Municipality of Isernia (IT)

Working with civil society to reverse decline in small and medium sized towns


Riga (LV), Siracusa (IT), Santa Pola Council (ES)

A platform for cooperation between non-governmental organisations and the municipality


Amadora (PT), Ioannina (EL), Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg - District Hamburg-Altona (DE)

Enhance diversity by through deconstructing stereotypes and prejudices about immigrants


Badalona (ES), Tartu (EE), Svendborg (DK)

The story of how to implement an age-friendly urban strategy to promote citizens' health, inclusion and wellbeing at all stages of life


Lodz (PL), Baena (ES), Birmingham City Council (UK)

Revitalising historic districts through renovation of buildings and multi-functions

Volunteering City

Athienou (CY), Municipality of Capizzi (IT), Kildare County Council (IE)

Creating intergenerational social connections through volunteering


Lisbon (PT), Bari (IT), Aalborg (DK)

A local development strategy for neighbourhoods and areas of priority Intervention


Naples (IT), Gdansk (PL), Ayuntamiento de Barcelona (ES)

Civic uses and new policy tools for the community

Music schools for social change

L'Hospitalet de Llobregat (ES), Municipality of Adelfia (IT), Aarhus (DK)

A tool for urban social cohesion through the development of the arts

The Playful Paradigm

Udine (IT), Klaipeda (LT), Cork City Council (IE)

Using ‘games’ as a flexible and innovative way for healthy and sustainable place-making


Viladecans (ES), Tallinn Education Department (EE), Nantes (FR)

The story of a network that has an obsession for boosting the renewal of the education in our city by means of involving all relevant stakeholders