URBACT e-University

| Subject: Sustainable Mobility, International Relations, Urban Planning

Over 300 people from European local administrations take part in this online initiative

Imatge d'una de les sessions digitals

Between 15 September and 8 October, a number of AMB technicians took part in the URBACT e-University URBACT e-University , intended for members of the 23 action planning networks that are part of the European programme URBACT III, which include the network RiConnect -led by the AMB-, the aim of which is to rethink, transform and integrate mobility infrastructure with a view to connecting people, neighbourhoods, cities and natural areas.

The purpose of the URBACT e-University is to provide online training on how to draft action plans that offer solutions to specific urban challenges in a manner that is comprehensive (preventing further problems), sustainable (from a social, environmental and economic perspective) and participatory (co-created between all agents involved).

Change of format due to the pandemic

The training course was structured into 8 online sessions, which followed the logical sequence of the plan drafting process: implication of the parties concerned, analysis of the problems, planning actions, generation and co-creation of ideas and visibility of the results. Each session began with a theory segment (attended by all participants), followed by a workshop in small groups, in which participants were able to put into practice all the useful tools and resources introduced beforehand, of which the AMB was one of the facilitators.

The URBACT e-University replaced the URBACT Summer University, which was due to take place in July in Dubrovnik, but was cancelled as a result of the pandemic. Despite the changes in dates and format, the event proved highly successful, with over 300 participants from local administrations across Europe.

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