For the third time since the kick-off meeting, Malaysian and Portuguese pilot cities representatives met online and agreed on cooperation areas, possible pilot actions and possible schedules for the study visits. Two bilateral encounters were organised in December 2021 online:
- EIXO Atlántico and George Town (Penang State)
- Vila Nova de Famalicão and Seberang Perai (Penang State)
At the events, representatives exchanged concept notes for pilot actions and discussed innovative solutions to waste management through circular economy initiatives. Representatives from Eixo Atlántico, which is one of the EU’s pioneer cross-border regions, expressed their interest to cooperate in strategic planning approaches to different sectors like waste management, urban mobility and urban agenda. Experts discussed these areas from the sustainability, digitalisation and economic development perspectives.
This second follow-up meeting series will be complemented early 2022 by encounters between experts from Bologna and Malacca as well as from Maia and Seberang Perai.
The first missions of European cities to Malaysia are scheduled for March 2022.
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