Urban Learning Center

The Urban Learning Center (ULC) brings new learning and networking opportunities within the M4EG network providing an enabling learning ecosystem. This includes a new generation of Local Economic Development Plans, moving from a linear project to a ‘portfolio of options’ approach to tackling complex challenges, and innovation mentoring and seed-funds.

The ULC intends to introduce approaches beyond ‘business as usual’ with a range of tools and approaches with an ‘urban makeover’ intention, including such things as foresight, social and community listening, sensemaking, adaptive and agile management, learning and monitoring effects, all with a strong focus on local solutions linked to the global objectives set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its framework of SDGs.

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To better understand your learning needs as part of the M4EG community, take the opportunity to have your say and help co-create the structure and content of learning on the ULC, to make sure it best meets your needs.

Learning Modules


Examples of learning modules under development:
1. Foundation​
2. Local Economic Development Plans 2.0​
3. Transition​
4. Financing​​




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Knowledge Bank

Here you will find a repository of continuously updated resources, tools and experiences for and by the M4EG network.

M4EG Overview

Urban Imaginaries
Portfolio Journey
Pathways/LEDP 2.0
Response & Renewal

Mayors 4 Economic Growth

The Mayors for Economic Growth (M4EG) is a joint EU & UNDP initiative to support Mayors and their teams in the Eastern Partnership region. The M4EG offers resources, network and learning opportunities to explore new trajectories of growth, to make towns and cities more attractive for people and investment. The M4EG takes a 'hyperlocal' and whole-of-place approach. There are no quick fixes for complex challenges - how is your municipality investing in continuous learning, experimentation, and collaboration to be more #futureready?

Find out more on the M4EG Website or contact us:

Armenia: Zhirayr Edilyan
Azerbaijan: Javid Mammadov
Georgia: Tinatin Tkeshelashvili
Moldova: Valentin Croitoru

Ukraine: Mustafa Sait-Ametov
UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub: Tina Stoum

Brussels: Thibault Charlet

Armenia: Tatevik Davtyan
Azerbaijan: Ramila Aslanova
Georgia: Irakli Khmaladze
Moldova: Aurica Butnari 

Ukraine: Iryna HubaretsStanislav Toshkov

The Urban Learning Center Offers

Formal learning
Tools & approaches​
Study visits
Learning Resources
Peer to peer
Policy & political decision-making
​Leadership​/ Management

Engage in communities

Join your respective community for discussions and peer-to-peer exchange.

Armenia Community
Azerbaijan Community
Georgia Community
Moldova Community
Ukraine Community
M4EG Network

Event Calendar

Innovation for Development


Launch of the Urban Learning Center