urbact third call for proposals 09 dec 2011 – 15 march 2012

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  • URBACT Third Call for Proposals 09 Dec 2011 15 March 2012

  • 3rd & last call for proposalsUp to 19 new Thematic networks

    New features Thematic coverage: adjusted to be in line with EU 2020 Partners expected to deliver work packages Duration: shortened to 33 months Budget: increased to 800.000 euros Assessment: revised to support improvement of proposals

  • Thematic coverage 8 topics3 cross-cutting issuesHow to manage urban dvpt in the context of the crisisHow to foster integrated and sustainable approaches to urban dvptHow to develop efficient partnerships & multi-level governance processes

    1. Innovation & the knowledge economy 2. Social innovation3. Employment & labour mobility4. Entrepreneurship 5. Low carbon & energy-efficient urban economies 6. Urban planning performance & efficient public administration 7. Active inclusion of specific groups8. Regeneration of deprived neighbourhoods & combating poverty

  • Procedure for the creation of a network

    1. DECLARATION OF INTERESTStage 1 Submission of DOI by Lead Partner (incl. all required doc)Stage 2 Eligibility check of DOI by URBACT Secretariat Stage 3 Assessment of DOI by External Assessment Panel (EAP)Stage 4 Decision by URBACT Monitoring Committee Projects approved for 6-month Development Phase 2. FINAL APPLICATIONStage 5 Submission of FA by Lead Partner (6 months after approval for Development phase)Stage 6 Eligibility check of Final Application by URBACT Secr.Stage 7 Assessment of Final Application by EAP (incl. Interviews of Lead Partner & Lead Experts Applicants have 3 weeks to revise proposal)Stage 8 Decision by URBACT Monitoring Committee Projects approved for 27-month Implementation Phase

  • Development phaseObjectivesTo develop a project proposal & submit a Final Application

    Partnership at work: 5 cities involved in DOI

    Duration: 6 months

    Budget: 100.000 euros

    2 work packagesWP 1 - Project managementWP 2 - Project development

  • WP 1 Project managementActions to be implementedActions to guarantee the sound management & coordination of the project: recruiting appropriate staff, reporting, receiving and transferring ERDF to partners, etc.

    DeliverablesAll official docs for contracting, reporting, closing, etc.

  • WP 2 Project DevelopmentActions to be implemented To organise 2 transnational project meetings To complete the baseline study To set up core ULSG and hold a first ULSG meeting To complete and submit the final application To complete the project mini-site & produce logo

    Deliverables 2 transnational project meetings Baseline study 5 ULSG meetings Final application submitted with all requested documents

    Nota Bene: - Baseline study- Lead expert to visit all partner cities

  • Implementation phaseObjectives Exchange and learning at transnational level Drawing lessons and disseminating results Applying lessons at local level, in improving local policies Building capacity of local stakeholders

    Partnership: up to 12 partnersDuration: 27 monthsBudget: 700.000 euros

    4 work packagesWP 1 - Project management (incl. Mid Term Review)WP 2 - Transnational exchange & learningWP 3 - Impact on local policies/ practicesWP 4 - Communication & Dissemination

  • Actions to be implementedTransnational exchange and learning seminars

    DeliverablesSeminar reports, thematic reports, site visit reports, peer-review reports, etc.Case studiesFinal report

    Nota Bene: - Interim VS final- Internal VS externalWP 2 Transnational exchange & learning

  • WP 3 Local impactActions to be implementedTo set up and run an URBACT Local Support Group in charge of co-producing a Local Action PlanTo attend ULSG capacitybuilding seminars organised at national level (ULSG coordinator and 2 core members, 3-4 seminars)DeliverablesULSG meetings (in all partners)Local Action Plans (one per partner)

    Nota Bene: - Local Action Plans- Resources for ULSG

  • WP 4 Communication & DisseminationActions to be implementedAll activities related to communication on network activities and dissemination of results & findings updating network mini-site, producing communication material, disseminating results (outputs, events, etc.)

    Deliverables A project mini-site (updated every 2 months min.) Promotional material (brochures, newsletters, press releases, etc.) Dissemination Plan (part of Mid-term Review outputs) Final conference Dissemination events (1 per partner)

    Nota Bene: - Internal VS external communication- Targeted audience

  • Before you decide to set up a Thematic Network as a Lead Partner OR join a network as Project Partner, make sure to discuss and agree on the following:

    Local policy challenge/ problem

    Political support for the Local Action Plan

    Human resources available

    Take a look at potential partners / potential Lead Partners on the URBACT website (online project ideas database)Thinking of joining the URBACT programme?

  • Find your project partners

    Agree on topic to be addressed with all partners

    Find your Lead expert

    Create and fill in the Declaration of Interest(online in PRESAGE)Next steps

  • The initial partnership5 cities (including the Lead Partner)

    From 3 different Member / Partner States

    Balance Convergence and Competitiveness regions! partners from Norway & Switzerland not taken into account when considering the balance 50% + 1 Conv or Comp in case of odd nb of MS partners 50% Conv 50% Comp in case of even nb of MS partners

  • Partnership 5 letters of commitment (signed/ elected rep)

    1 topic to be selected among 8 topics of Call

    Work plan and deliverables for both phases

    Budget: 100.000 euros (ERDF + local contributions)

    A project coordinator for Lead partner + Lead expert CVs to be attachedDeclaration of interest & required docs

  • Submission of Declaration of Interest Deadline: 15 March 2012

    Online through PRESAGE :15 March 2012, 2 pm GMT By email (incl. required doc): 15 March 2012By regular mail (incl. required doc): post marked 15 March 2012

  • Resources & Support

    Preparing your application for Development phaseOnline project ideas data baseOnline database of approved expertsGuidelines provided by the URBACT SecretariatHotline by the team of the URBACT Secretariat

    Completing your project during the Development phase (for approved projects)Training session organised by the Secretariat (more guidelines will then be provided)Support provided by Lead Expert/ Thematic Pole ManagerHotline by the team of the Secretariat2nd meeting foreseen to review draft applications before submission to SecretariatRecommendations by the EAP following interviews with LP/ LE, and 3-week period to adjust applications before submission to MC

  • Important Dates & Documents

    DATES15 March 2012: deadline for submission DOI23 April 2012: decision of the Monitoring CommitteeFor approved projects only:23-25 May 2012: Training Session for LP/ LE 11-12 Sept 2012: 2nd meeting with URBACT Secr. to review draft applicationsEnd of Oct 2012: submission of Final ApplicationsLast 2 weeks of Nov 2012: interviews of LP/ LE by the EAP

    DOCUMENTSCall for ProposalsGuide to URBACT Thematic NetworksPractical Guide to PRESAGE DOIExemple DOIURBACT II Programme ManualDescrip First Level Control Systems in Member & Partner States