Between 2017 and 2021, Urban Education Live (UEL) created and tested models of collaboration between universities and urban communities. Through this action-research, universities acted as catalysts of urban change through trans-educational urban capacity building. Both local communities and the learning process of students benefited from this collaboration model. Drawing on earlier lessons learned, UEL developed a set of innovative approaches for inclusive, vibrant and accessible urban communities.

The diagram maps the crossover of themes and each partner’s work: the overlap of the main four pillars with specific Work Packages (WP).

Work Packages

WP 1 Ljubljana: State of the Art – Scientific Input and Output aims to establish the “State of the Art” both among the 4 partners and external references such the network of practitioners (advisory board). The result is a common set of references and standards that helps the interactions between the partners.


WP 2 Bucharest: Initiating and Goals:Social Mapping and Initial Local Hubs – focuses on social mapping as local outreach and establishing a baseline, building up a local agenda with goals and indicators. The goals both serve to determine what to do but also where to do it – establishing local Hubs in various ways.


WP 3 Sheffield: Operating and Evaluating – has a focus on the operation of the Hubs and how to evaluate the impact of the activities by using the indicators to map the progress of the project. It also works on how to keep the impact of the UEL sustainable after the hub has moved to a new location by developing urban capacity and new networks.


WP 4 Tampere: Documentation and Dissemination – is focused on the documentation and dissemination of the results of the UEL project. This includes setting up a website and a digital map that continually draws on and adds to a dynamic and site specific archive (see description in 10.2). In addition to this, WP 4 will present a broad collaboration of innovative companies and cities. Other partners will take roles in that part of the UEL project activity.