How to contribute to innovative, integrated and effective urban policies – UIA stories - 14WS21399

Thursday, October 14, 2021 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM · 1 hr. 30 min. (CET)


The COVID-19 crisis is a critical time for cities across the EU. They are at the forefront, providing effective solutions to this unprecedented situation and looking for inspiring, adaptable and concrete ideas. And it's exactly now, after five years of the Urban Innovative Actions initiative, that 21 ERDF-funded projects are completing their activities and delivering tangible achievements and concrete results at local level. UIA cities committed to supporting innovation initiatives and ideas have made use of their mindset of agility, experimentation and cooperation to adapt to and tackle new challenges.

This session will build on these concrete experiences from UIA cities tackling complex urban challenges, impacting positively their areas and bringing expected changes. Listen to UIA stories contributing to innovative, integrated and effective urban policies, and debate directly with cities implementing pioneering practices and showing real agility.


  • Levente Polyak – UIA expert, Eutropian


  • Andrea Swedenborg – DIACCESS project manager, City of Vaxjo
  • Laura Codere – NextGen Microcities project manager, City of Ventspils
  • Raphaëlle Thollier – OASIS project manager, City of Paris
  • Giovanni Ferrero – Co-City project manager, City of Turin
  • Melina Daskalakis - Executive Advisor for Migrants and Refugees and City Councilor, City of Athens
  • Anamaria Vrabie – Cluj Future of Work project manager, City of Cluj-Napoca
  • Agnieszka Siluszek – Project Coordinator, UIA
Urban Innovative Actions Initiative (UIA)
English (EN)