“URBACT is a European exchange and learning programme (*) promoting sustainable urban development.  

We enable CITIES to work together to develop solutions to major urban challenges, reaffirming the key role they play in facing increasingly complex societal changes. 
We help cites to develop pragmatic SOLUTIONS that are new and sustainable, and that integrate economic, social and environmental dimensions. 
We enable cities to SHARE good practices and lessons learned with all professionals involved in urban policy throughout Europe. 
URBACT is 500 cities, 29 countries and 7,000 active participants. 
URBACT is jointly financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) and the Member States.

(*) This European programme is part of Europe’s cohesion policy: its goal is to help implement theLisbon-Gothenburg Strategy, which prioritizes competitiveness, growth and employment.”



Since its conception the URBACT programme has considered issues of capitalisation of utmost importance.

URBACT II puts a strong emphasis on capitalisation understood as the production of new knowledge building on existing experience and knowledge coming not only from the URBACT partners but also from similar or complementary European projects/ programmes. Linked to the capitalisation process is the dissemination of this new knowledge in the view to foster mainstreaming of good practices and policy recommendations.

Building on the URBACT I experience, URBACT II has strengthened its capitalisation framework to consolidate and disseminate practical knowledge on sustainable urban policies. The URBACT II Programme Manual foresees that

the needs of capitalisation will be addressed from the earliest stages of exchanges at project level (baseline studies, support from experts, common methodologies, templates, etc.) and at programme level: creation of thematic poles in charge of supporting the projects and building on their activities to develop capitalisation projects taking into account non-URBACT knowledge and needs, development of thematic dossiers, etc.” (Programme manual, factsheet 1).”

Source of the quotes : http://urbact.eu/

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