Eddy Adams


Eddy Adams is the URBACT Thematic Pole Manager (TPM) with responsibility for Social Innovation and Human Capital. His URBACT activities include supporting our three youth-focused projects and he recently co-wrote the workstream report on social innovation and young people. At the Summer University he will manage the Lab on 21st Century Public Services. A native of Glasgow, he has advised the Scottish Government on its youth employment policies and has produced work for a range of organisations including the OECD, INTERREG and the Youth on the Move Programme. He lives in York and enjoys running, movies, music and cooking (Not always in that order…)



As a Celt, I always feel at home in Dublin and I’m sure you’ll also be made to feel welcome in one of Europe’s friendliest cities. It’s appropriate that we’re gathering here for the summer university because Ireland’s recent story is one of the most dramatic in the EU. So, there is perhaps no better place to come together to take stock of the situation our cities find themselves in – and to learn from shared experience about how we move forward.

We have three action-packed days planned for you, with an exciting programme that we think is stimulating, creative and inspiring.

So I look forward to seeing you there!

Eddy Adams, URBACT TPM and Lab Manager