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Athens and Heraklion in “Urban Innovative” Action by European Commission

Athens and Heraklion in “Urban Innovative” Action by European Commission

The European Commission, in cooperation with “Hauts-de-France” region, has announced the winners of the second call for a “Urban innovative action” project, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of € 50 million.

The objective of the call was to select the most innovative projects proposed by the cities in three categories, in line with the priorities of the EU’s urban agenda: integration of migrants, urban mobility and circular economy. The 16 cities that were selected for EU financial support, include two from Greece and are the following:

In circular economy are Heraklion (GR), Antwerp (BE), Kerkrade (NL), Lappeenranta (FI), Ljubljana (SI), Sevran(FR) AND Malague (ES). For the integration of migrants are Athens (GR), Coventry (UK) and Fuenlabrada (ES). Lastly for Urban mobility are Albertslund (DK), Ghent(BE) and Toulouse (FR). All cities must implement their plans inthree years.

Source:European Commission in Greece

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