Welcome to the open survey on the Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The survey is part of a first assessment of the UIA being undertaken by the Centre for Strategy and Evaluation Services (CSES) on behalf of the European Commission (DG Regional and Urban Policy). The purpose of the assessment is to check how the UIA is performing in view of defined objectives and how it can be improved or simplified in the perspective of its renewal as part of the European Urban Initiative 2021-27.

In this frame, we are inviting stakeholders with an interest in innovation and sustainable urban development to offer their opinions about certain aspects of the UIA. We are particularly interested in your views as concerns the relevance to cities of the topics addressed by the UIA, the effectiveness of UIA projects, their potential to be scaled-up or replicated and for knowledge transfer to other cities across the EU. We would also value your recommendations for the future on how to optimise the effect of innovative actions and their benefit to EU Cohesion Policy 2021-27 as a whole.

Replying to the survey requires some awareness of the UIA objectives and rules. For any reference, detailed information is available here.

The results of the survey will be analysed by CSES. They will inform the final report of the study, which we expect to publish in Autumn 2020.

If you have any questions about the survey or the evaluation or if you would like to complete the survey by email or post, please contact us at

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