As the city structures are highly complex with different layers of actors and engagements, the M4EG focuses on “URBAN MAKEOVER,” creating a responsive, resilient, and sustainable urban or local space where the city will have increased economic opportunities and a vibrant community in various and compact forms with an embracing mindset.

Ուսուցման ուղի
Ֆինանսական հնարավորություններ
Նորարարության մենթորություն
What cities and towns will get?
  • TRAINING: in human-centered design and exposure to complexity-informed approaches
  • GRANT: Selected cities will get funding available for the small-scale intervention is EUR 60,000 per project.
  • MENTORSHIP: delivered by Centre for Public Impact (CPI), a charity that works with government, civil society and public sector organizations across the globe to support cities in reframing their problems
  • LEARNING: Focus on learning through peer-learning and sense-making activities
Urban Imaginaries local authorities

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The EU's CfP 2021 under the M4EG was announced in spring 2021, and selected applicants were announced at the end of 2022

"A total of 13 local authorities' projects were selected"

The call for proposals was divided into two geographic lots and one horizontal lot.

The specific objectives of Lot 1 and Lot 2:

Invest in local comparative advantages to stimulate business development; investments in strategic options for business development or to strengthen the resilience of local economic models.

Invest in hard (physical) and soft infrastructure to improve the business environment; exploring new business opportunities (i.e. platform economies) that can have a catalytic and systemic effect.

Attract external investment, increase local access to finance, and increase attractivenessof local authorities for innovative/diverse sources of finance.

The specific objectives of Lot 3:

Disseminate and communicate the results and lessons learnt from existing Local Economic Development Plans, as established under the first phase of M4EG.

Monitor, follow up on, and increase the sustainability of the existing projects.

For all lots, proposals had to address all three priorities of the call:

  • social inclusiveness;
  • greening of cities
  • prosperity and innovation.