The work performed throughout project URBANiTE was organized into 6 Work Packages (WP), each holding distinct activities and milestones. WP1 consisted of the project management activities and administrative tasks, while WP2 comprised of the various training activities, towards the acquisition of scientific competences that significantly contributed to the researcher’s career development. WP3 included the dissemination, exploitation and communication of the research to experts, stakeholders, the civil society and the general public. Moreover, WP4 addressed the development of an in-depth account of urban governance transformations in Madrid and Athens, through desktop research of relevant literature, theoretical debates and policy documents, leading to the conceptual and analytical framework layout of the research. The activities of WP4 proved useful for advancing the knowledge and scientific skills of the researcher, by familiarizing with the regional context of Madrid and by developing synergies with experts. WP5 focused on the empirical investigation of governance transformations, through extensive field research in the cities of Madrid and Athens, the collection of original qualitative data, semi-structured in-depth interviews and focus groups, engaging a total of 101 participants in both cities. The work conducted in WP5 generated crucial insights into the particularities of each of the 2 cities and their socio-political contexts. Finally, WP6 generated comparative insights and critical reflections on governance transformations in the 2 cities, through a critical comparative analysis of urban governance transformations and their relationship to civil society demands. Overall URBANiTE produced highly relevant results for urban studies scholars, public policy administration, civil society actors and social movements. The integrative analytical comparative framework employed in the research, responded to theoretical debates, policy studies and civil society discourses, thus enhanced the production of high quality and relevant research results, in scientific, social and policy terms, which relate to broader debates on the interplay between multi-level governance and civil society actors. The dissemination and communication of the project’s overall objectives and research results were actively pursued throughout the duration of the fellowship and triggered critical reflections around the research topic, by engaging civil society actors, social movements, policy-makers and experts and through various channels, such as press releases, the project’s website, conferences and academic journal publications.