Eddy Adams is an Expert Adviser to URBACT, the European Union’s learning and exchange programme for cities, covering 30 countries. URBACT is hosted by the French Government and based in Paris, and funds European cities to collaborate on tackling shared problems.
Eddy is part of a team that supports participating cities to achieve good results, and he has a particular interest in Human Capital and Social Innovation. The role, also involves capturing and sharing the key lessons emerging from this work, which has involved more than 500 cities.
He is particularly active in the development of new ways to build the capacity of city stakeholders. This has included a key role in the URBACT Summer University as well as the development of a capacity building programme for urban practitioners across Europe. Eddy is a Fellow of the RSA, a cities’ advisor to the Young Foundation and a Member of SIX, the global Social Innovation Exchange.