MAC journal 4
In this edition of MAC Journal, UIA Experts Pietro Elisei presents the implementation challenges and developments faced by the project.

In the last six months, MAC has experienced several delays due to the difficulty in having a stable and coordinated dialogue between the different project partners. The Municipality of Pozzuoli, as lead partner, is in a critical phase and must strengthen its mediation, facilitation and management actions with the project partners and the stakeholders involved in the project at the local scale. 

Important design actions, essential for the implementation of regeneration sites, are also accumulating postponements that could lead to undesirable effects for the continuation of the project. Aligning the timing of the EU projects with the one of the bureaucratic pathways underlying the phases of design, approval and site opening which characterize the Italian procedures, seems to be a challenge for MAC project which needs to be solved promptly in order to start achieving concreate results. 
On the other hand, good results that keeps the MAC Project high are brought from the so called "soft action" (training, communications and event organization), which are generating a sense of cohesion, interest and consensus of the local community around the project.

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Pietro Elisei, UIA Expert
Pozzuoli, Italy Small sized cities (50k > 250k)
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Urban Innovative Actions

The Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) is a European Union initiative that provided funding to urban areas across Europe to test new and unproven solutions to urban challenges. The initiative had a total ERDF budget of €372 million for 2014-2020.

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