INTERREG VI-C URBACT IV 2021-2027 Programme - Objectives

The main objective of the URBACT IV Programme is to promote the exchange of knowledge and good practices between cities and to support their integrated sustainable development to improve urban policies and the effectiveness of urban cohesion policy.

The European legal framework sets out three main tasks for URBACT IV, emphasizing sustainable urban development and territorial strategies within the cohesion policy instruments available to support cities in designing and implementing their urban policies:

  • exchange of experience, innovative approaches and capacity building in relation to the identification, transfer and capitalization of good practices for integrated and sustainable urban development, taking into account urban-rural linkages
  • supporting activities for sustainable urban development, in accordance with Article 11 of Regulation (EU) 2021/1058.
  • The activities supported under the URBACT IV programme should be developed by complementing the European Urban Initiative in a coordinated manner, according to Article 12 of Regulation (EU) 2021/1058.