Actors of Urban Change – Urban Development through Cultural Activities and Cross-Sector Collaboration in Europe

Call for paper of the XXVIII Conference of the Italian National Institute of Urban Planning – INU
Website EURA / UAA Conference 2014

In cooperation with MitOst e.V.

Actors of Urban Change is a Europe-wide pilot program by the Robert Bosch Stiftung in cooperation with MitOst e.V. It aims to achieve sustainable and participatory urban development through cultural activities. This is carried out by strengthening the competencies for cross-sector collaboration among actors from the cultural scene, the administration, and the private sector who form teams of three committed to implementing a project in their city. Using culture as a tool, the projects might address a broad range of social, political and environmental challenges related to urban change.

On a local level, the teams receive support for the implementation of their joint projects through grants and customized coaching. On an international level, they benefit from further qualification through workshops, seminars, peer-learning sessions and field trips during meetings and shadowing internships with teams from different cities, allowing for Europe-wide exchange and networking.

A more detailed description of the program and contact information, as well as access to the call, FAQs and the online application form can be found on  The application deadline is October 27, 2013.