The Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) is an EU initiative that supports urban authorities in testing new and creative solutions to urban challenges, such as poverty, adaptation to climate change, sustainable land use, jobs and skills, housing and the digital transition. A total budget of €372m from the European Regional Development Fund is available for 2014-2020. To date, 75 projects have been selected for EU support.
CSIL has supported CSES to provide evidence on how far the objectives of the UIA have been achieved, identify reasons for success and failure and examine the sustainability of impacts. In particular, CSIL has assessed the OpenAgri project in Milan, one of the 33 projects selected for this mid-term evaluation.