Thematic clusters are at the core of the ICP-AGIR project, constituting substantial qualitative progress for cities. The cities interact with several cities from different countries around a thematic area of major interest for both European and non-European cities.
Based on these thematic clusters, the cities develop on their cluster cooperation work, identify and develop concrete pilot projects and concepts, as well as best practices.
The thematic clusters have been set up in the internal online platform and are only accessible to ICP-AGIR cities, nevertheless, webinars and expert sessions are also available in our Youtube Channel (See below for links).
The thematic cluster under the ICP-AGIR project is presented below:
Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees
In this cluster, cities from Canada and EU work together to advance the Action Plan of the EU Urban Agenda (2016) on Integration, which sets out the priorities and main actions of the European Commission’s work on integration. Among others, the themes discussed are:
- Inclusive education and training
- Improving employment opportunities and skill recognition
- Promote access to health
- Adequate and affordable housing
Circular Economy and Energy Transition
In the cluster of circular economy and energy transition, cities from Asia, South Africa and EU are sharing best practices and developing the Action Plan of the EU Urban Agenda (2016) for Circular Economy, that establishes a concrete and ambitious program of action, with measures covering the following cycle:
- Production and consumption
- Waste management
- Market for secondary raw materials
- Energy transition
This cluster topic is focused on Asia and EU cities, and touches upon the Action Plan of the EU Urban Agenda (2016) for Air Quality and its four concrete topics of action:
- Modelling city-specific situations
- Mapping of regulatory instruments and funding
- Recommendations on air quality good practices
- Developing a guideline for cities’ air quality action plans