The Urban Innovative Action presented by Almería City Council to the 5th call of the initiative of the European Union was one of the 11 selected last July 2020 among the 222 applications presented, being the only Spanish city selected. It is named CAMINA (Community Awakening for Multicultural Integrative Narrative of Almería)
CAMINA project, with a budget of € 5.4M, aims to break down existing urban and social barriers by connecting socially and economically segregated neighborhoods through participation and access to culture and heritage.
Khora was involved from the beginning in the design and conceptualization of the proposal together with Almería City Council and EPTISA, identifying the urban problems that have contributed historically to maintaining this segregation between neighborhoods and proposing the intervention logic on which the project is based.
In this way, CAMINA offers an integrated solution based on civic participation, cultural development and urban regeneration of public spaces that allows fighting against the risk of exclusion and the degradation of urban areas that have traditionally been marginalized or disconnected from the rest of Almería neighborhoods.
During the implementation phase and as part of the partnership, Khora will lead a work package that aims to build the new cultural narrative that will give meaning to all the cultural activities associated to the project and the definition of urban requirements for the design of the cultural route that facilitates the connection between Almeria’s neighborhoods.
In addition, Khora participates in other work packages, lending its experience to the Almería City Council for the development of Project Management activities during the launch phase, and to the University of Almería in the Monitoring & Evaluation of the project.
CAMINA project is 80% co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Innovative Urban Actions initiative.
For more information https://www.uia-initiative.eu/en/uia-cities/almeria