URBS Programme is an initiative based on “decentralised cooperation”.
It promotes mutual understanding and lasting cooperation between
Europe and Asia, by bringing together local governments and
communities in both continents to work on the challenges of
URBS Programme offers financial support to local governments
for the development of urban-related projects. A total budget
of 26,2 millions euros has been allocated to finance around
provides a maximum grant of 65% of total project costs, or
500,000 euros (whichever is less) for a development or information-sharing
project; or 65% or 15,000 euros for a study. A minimum of
three local government partners should provide a minimum commitment
of 35% of total costs from the partners.