European Urban REgenerators Knowledge Alliance (EUREKA)



A top-down approach to city planning is no longer working. A growing number of abandoned urban spaces across Europe call for a cooperative urban transformation where municipalities, cultural spaces and businesses work together for more sustainable cities. Cities that benefit their citizens. 

A new reality demands a new professional profile - a confident Urban Innovator with a strong social agenda. While already in high demand on the job market, this profile still lacks proper training and recognition in Europe.



European Urban Regenerators Knowledge Alliance (EUREKA) is a three-year project set to create a multidisciplinary curriculum, designed jointly by universities, cultural practitioners and policy-makers, for a rising professional profile of urban innovators. The project will identify needed skills and develop a training that addresses the current job market’s demands across Europe. 

The project is managed by a consortium of major universities, public and nonprofit organisations and European network of grass-roots cultural centres.



Together we aim to design an innovative training that bridges practice with theory and addresses current challenges of urban regeneration. 


We will

  • conduct a RESEARCH on the needs of enterprises, public administrations and community-based groups, reaching a shared definition of the skills of urban innovators
  • co-design a training involving 4 major European universities, enterprises, public and non-profit organisations and former students.
  • carry out a pilot action to deliver the training programme in the 4 local clusters across Europe: in Italy, Spain, Netherlands and Romania.  
  • organise 3 international learning mobilities for students and enterprises.
  • run 4 living-labs across Europe as spaces to study and work facing real life issues.


  • Iuav University of Venice
  • Melting Pro Learning
  • LAMA - Development and Cooperation Agency
  • The University of Deusto (UD)
  • Espacio Open
  • Trans Europe Halles
  • Municipality of Timisoara
  • West University of Timisoara
  • Casa PLAI Association
  • Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
  • P60



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The EUREKA project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.