URBIS – Urban Investment Support – meeting in Strasbourg on january 18th
The last meeting of the URBAN Intergroup, which took place in Strasbourg on Thursday January 18th, was dedicated to URBIS – Urban Investment Support. This new advisory service for cities in planning investments was launched in Rotterdam at the Cities Forum in November last year by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB).
The aim was not to create a completely new advisory hub but rather to merge existing forms of support and advice for cities in a more holistic way. That is why URBIS is a result of collaborate efforts within EIB to bring all urban elements in one place on a web page hosted on existing European Investment Advisory Hub.
On one hand, URBIS will provide advice to cities and their partners to improve a city’s investment strategy (advice in strategic planning, prioritising, optimising of investment programmes and projects). On the other hand, it will focus on investment support by exploring opportunities for financing under the ESIF and EFSI or by bringing projects and investment programmes to a bankable stage.
Presentation of the URBACT program at the European Parliament in Brussels- January 10th
We are pleased to invite you to attend the presentation of the URBACT program and its contribution to the URBAN Intergroup’s legislative discussions and reflections on urban affairs and the new Cohesion Policy
On Wednesday January 10th
From 13.00 to 15.00 at the European Parliament in Brussels
Room JAN 6Q2
Instrument of the European Cohesion Policy, URBACT is a European Territorial Cooperation programme co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Member/Partner States of the European Union since 2002.
URBACT finances and enables local authorities to work together to develop new and sustainable solutions to major urban challenges, through networking activities, knowledge-sharing, and capacity-building for urban practitioners.