Fostering public capacity to plan, finance and manage integrated urban REGeneration for sustainable energy uptake

Training for public officers involved in urban regeneration

Integrated urban regeneration

Multilevel coordination


FosterREG aims at enhancing public capacity at local, regional and national levels to plan, finance and manage integrated urban regeneration for sustainable energy uptake, through capacity building, promotion and articulation of effective multilevel coordination, and national as well as European network strengthening. These objectives will be achieved through public stakeholders’ engagement in joint analysis and knowledge development activities, as well as creation and dissemination of targeted training materials and activities across Europe. Read more...                    


For enhancing public capacity at local, regional, national and European levels, networking is crucial. Beside, in order to ensure integrated urban regeneration for sustainable energy uptake, the cooperation between different stakeholders is necessary, not only through multilevel coordination but also through horizontal linkages.

With regards to the integration at European level, one key target is the “Urban development network” that is to be created with European Commission funds following the REGULATION (EU) No 1301/2013 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 17 December 2013 on the European Regional Development Fund and on specific provisions concerning the Investment for growth and jobs goal and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1080/2006. Through the article 9 of this regulation the European Commission declares:

1. The Commission shall establish, in accordance with Article 58 of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 an urban development network to promote capacity-building, networking and exchange of experience at Union level between urban authorities responsible for implementing sustainable urban development strategies in accordance with Article 7(4) and (5) of this Regulation and authorities responsible for innovative actions in the area of sustainable urban development in accordance with Article 8 of this Regulation.

For that purpose along the FosterREG project different integration options with the existing networks at national and European levels have been developed, trying to ensure the best ground for continuity of the FosterREG working groups. First of all, a stakeholder analysis was built ending in the Stakehokder mapping report in which each partner, in addition to the European level stakeholder map, analysed and mapped their national key stakeholders.
This stakeholders database has been analysed: firstly, for a better understanding of the target groups, as the way to provide an adequate communication and dissemination strategy; secondly, to achieve better results in the Collaborative Analysis workshops and in the Capacity building actions and thirdly, for development of the Network Integration Plan that will deal with the continuity of the FosterREG network.
Apart from the stakeholder map (see main results), through several networking actions ( based on communication and dissemination actions); the strengthening and promoting integration of the partners in relevant existing networks and communities at national and European levels has been successfully done.

All networking activities are described in D5.5 Network Integration Plan available in LIBRARY (Reports) section in June 2017.

Some of these strategic networks are: 


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 649846