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Apply Now! Pilot Project “REGIONS2030: Monitoring the SDGs in the EU regions – Filling the data gaps”

Arianna AmericoSep 12, 20223 min read

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is inviting European regions to express their interest to contribute to the Pilot Project “REGIONS2030: Monitoring the SDGs in the EU regions – Filling the…

Key highlights from the IURC Networking Event at WUF11

Arianna AmericoJul 8, 20227 min read

The World Urban Forum is the premier global conference on sustainable urbanization where all key actors from the quadruple helix meet to transform our cities for a better urban future.…

IURC and its take on International Approaches to Regional Development

Arianna AmericoJun 21, 20222 min read

To provide an insight on the future of Regional Development outside of Europe, the IURC programme shared several examples of best practices in terms of international cooperation which contributed to…

Apply Now! Pilot Project “REGIONS2030: Monitoring the SDGs in the EU regions – Filling the data gaps”

Arianna AmericoSep 12, 20223 min read

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is inviting European regions to express their interest to contribute to the Pilot Project “REGIONS2030: Monitoring the SDGs in the EU regions – Filling the…

EU and Vietnamese cities explore smart mobility solutions for climate adaptation

Siriwat PokrajenSep 12, 20223 min read

The Stuttgart Region, the Colleferro-Latina Functional Area, Da Lat City and Ha Tinh City met on 5th September 2022 to share their experiences during the session on Technical Infrastructure Part…

Sofia and Sejong leap forward in cooperation with a study visit

Siriwat PokrajenSep 9, 20224 min read

Through the IURC programme, Sejong and Sofia conducted their first study visit in Sejong from 29 August to 2 September 2022. The visit was very much anticipated by both parties,…

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Kicking things off: EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation

Ivana Rae AlmoraSep 16, 20223 min read

On the 13th of July 2022, 6 Regions from different Member States of the EU and 5 Japanese prefectures met online as a First touchpoint of the “EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation…

Asia Pacific cities join global network to strengthen food systems

Siriwat PokrajenSep 15, 20221 min read

The European Union supports the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) within the Farm to Fork Strategy. The strategy is at the heart of the European Green Deal and aims…

EU and Vietnamese cities explore smart mobility solutions for climate adaptation

Siriwat PokrajenSep 12, 20223 min read

The Stuttgart Region, the Colleferro-Latina Functional Area, Da Lat City and Ha Tinh City met on 5th September 2022 to share their experiences during the session on Technical Infrastructure Part…

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Early Success Story from IURC China and Much More

Keru FENGJul 13, 20225 min read

In IURC-China, the European and Chinese pilot cities and regions are facing similar challenges in urban transformation, industrial upgrading and environmental sustainability, albeit in varying social and economic contexts. They…

IURC-China Thematic Cooperation Webinar on Sustainable Agriculture and Agri-food System

Keru FENGJun 24, 20225 min read

On 23 June 2022, as part of the IURC China thematic cluster working sessions, IURC-China organized a webinar on Sustainable Agriculture and Agri-food System. The webinar focused on policies, knowledge…

Zoom-in Europe (I): Regional Innovation & Smart Sustainable Specialisation Strategies in the EU

Keru FENGJun 13, 20222 min read

IURC-China successfully organized the first “Zoom-in Europe” online training session “Regional Innovation in the EU”, on Thursday 02 June 2022. The online training session aims to bring together urban and…

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Watch the webinar: “Urban Agriculture”

Ramon ZamoraSep 16, 20223 min read

(EN) On September 13th, IURC Latin America held its 7th webinar about “Urban Agriculture”. The event brought together international experts from the municipality of Rome (Italy), the Politecnico di Milano…

Study Visit Central Macedonia – La Libertad, July 11-13, 2022

Ramon ZamoraAug 31, 20224 min read

A delegation from La Libertad, Peru carried out its study visit in Central Macedonia, Greece As part of the cooperation activities between Central Macedonia (Greece) and La Libertad (Peru), the…

Study Visit Coimbra – Valle del Cauca, July 4-6, 2022

Ramon ZamoraAug 26, 20224 min read

A delegation from Valle del Cauca, Colombia carried out its study visit in Coimbra, Portugal As part of the cooperation activities between Coimbra (Portugal) and Valle del Cauca (Colombia), a…

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Ottawa Waste Management & Circular Economy Networking Event

Susana ArellanoAug 16, 20222 min read

IURC NA, in partnership with the City of Ottawa and the EU-funded project Reducing Plastic Waste in Canada, held on June 2nd and 3rd, 2022, the Waste Management & Circular Economy…

Study Visit Madrid, Spain in San Diego, USA

Susana ArellanoAug 12, 20224 min read

31 May – 2 June 2022 Three delegates from Madrid, Spain, traveled to San Diego, USA, to complete their first study visit to learn best practices and share challenges on:…

Study Visit Bergamo and Rimini, Italy in Aurora, USA

Susana ArellanoAug 9, 20225 min read

23 – 25 May 2022 The cities of Bergamo and Rimini, Italy, undertook their first study visit as part of the IURC program in Aurora, Illinois, in the US. The…

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