European Urban Initiative


One of the main objectives of the European Urban Initiative (EUI), and especially its Innovative Actions Strand (EUI-IA), is to continue support initiated by the Urban Innovative Actions Initiative by providing urban authorities throughout Europe with space and resources to identify and experiment (via pilot projects) new innovative answers to the interconnected and complex local challenges related to sustainable urban development. Through the EUI-IA, urban authorities will have the possibility to test how new and unproven solutions work in practice and how they respond to the complexity of real life.

Thematic Categories

  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Regional Development
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation
  • Urban Development

Eligibility for Participation

  • Associations
  • Central Government
  • International Organisations
  • Large Enterprises
  • Local Authorities
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Private Bodies
  • Semi-governmental organisations
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


EU Contact Point

Programme/Sub-programme/Plan Calls
  • EUI - Innovative Actions - First Call for Proposals


    Code: 25468 | Programme name: European Urban Initiative | Start submission calls: 10/10/2022 | End submission calls: 19/01/2023

    EUI-IA calls for proposals are organised on topics defined by the European Commission, building on the New Leipzig Charter and on EC’s priorities presenting a cross-sectorial dimension, such as the green and digital transitions. For the present call, applicants can submit project proposals focussing on the New European Bauhaus (NEB). Specifically, the call will fund projects to deliver tangible, real-life examples of NEB interventions that fully integrate the three NEB core values of sustainability, inclusiveness and aesthetics to a maximum level of ambition according to the framework proposed in the NEB Compass.