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Urban Development Funds (UDFs) foreseen in the JESSICA initiative for integrated plans for sustainable urban development

Urban Development Funds (UDFs) foreseen in the JESSICA initiative invest in PPP and other projects included in an integrated plan for sustainable urban development. The role of cities in JESSICA is essential: they develop strategies and integrated plans for sustainable urban development; identify/design projects/plans capable of mobilising JESSICA funding; implement projects/investments supported by JESSICA. Objective of the WG is to determine, in close cooperation with EIB, how in practice European cities can draw the maximum benefit from UDF and JESSICA and conversely how the implementation of JESSICA can be structured having regard to existing Structural Fund regulations to best accommodate the needs of cities.

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Integrated Action Plans

Within an Action Planning Network, the Integrated Action Plan is a local output, specific to each city. Thus, the local circumstances, as the concrete actions to be carried out in response to the network's sustainable development challenges, are defined by the URBACT Local Group. This core group is composed by a wide range of relevant stakeholders, who have a stake in the addressed challenge and who play an active role in co-designing the plan alongside the project partner. This document is the result of the interplay between the theme, each city's starting point and its individual URBACT journey. It highlights the positive learning experience cities have undertaken, both from a local and a transnational perspective.
  • Managing Authority Erdf Tuscany Region
  • Brasov
  • Poznań
  • Manchester
  • Porto