The Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) is an Initiative of the European Union that provides urban areas throughout Europe with resources to test new and unproven solutions to address urban challenges. The UIA has published the topics of its 5th Call for Proposals, to be open in September 2019. This will be the last call of the current programming period (2014-2020) and will fund projects related to four topics:
-Air Quality: innovative solutions to reduce the impact commuter traffic, for maximising synergies between energy/climate and air quality measures, to reduce air pollution exposure of citizens and to ensure positive social, health and wellbeing impacts of clean air quality measures.
-Circular economy: innovative solutions for the reduction of plastics and other pollutants in urban waste and waste water streams and for more circular urban water management.
-Cultural and cultural heritage: innovative community-based solutions in accesibility to and participation in culture and cultural heritage which can have a positive impact on growth and jobs, social cohesion and social inclusion.
-Demographic change: innovative solutions to adapt to demographic decline, to reverse demographic trends and to attract relevant economic activities and residents for sustainable urban development to counterbalance the effects of demographic decline.
The full topics definitions are available at this page.