Discover Asia & Australasia.

In Asia and Australasia, the project supports EU cities partnerships with India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, and New Zealand. Activities to be implemented include pairing, thematic cluster activities, trainings, city-to-city study visits, networking events, thematic reports.

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IURC Asia & Australasia Reads

New Zealand: Christchurch delegation mets counterparts in Brussels, Malaga and Vitoria-Gasteiz

Pablo GandaraNov 26, 20224 min read

A delegation of four delegates from Christchurch City Council institutions supported by Prof. Paul Dalziel from Lincoln University – who coordinates IURC activities in New Zealand – participated in a…

Sofia and Sejong sign MOU to deepen cooperation during IURC study visit

David ZellerNov 23, 20228 min read

A delegation from Sejong visited Rotterdam and Sofia between 6-11 November 2022 via the EU-funded IURC programme. Sejong is partnered with Sofia in the project with a focus on new…

Brisbane in Barcelona: Urban Transformation through the Olympics

David ZellerNov 22, 20225 min read

A delegation led by Brisbane’s Deputy Mayor Krista Adams implemented a working visit to Barcelona from 2 – 4 November 2022. Last year, the Olympic committee awarded Brisbane to host…

Improving food supply and distribution system to ensure food security and reduce environmental impact

Siriwat PokrajenNov 21, 20224 min read

The Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) Secretariat and IURC Asia & Australasia co-organised the fifth webinar of their food policy training series on 18 November 2022, focusing on the…

Regional Workshop for European, Asian and Australasian city experts in Brussels

Pablo GandaraNov 10, 20223 min read

More than 50 delegates from 26 EU cities and regions as well as from 6 cities from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Republic of Korea and India met on 7…

Study visit of Rome to Bandung City

David ZellerOct 31, 20227 min read

25-28 October 2022 Through the IURC programme, Rome (Italy) conducted a study visit to Bandung City (Indonesia) from October 25 to 28, 2022. The delegation consisted of four officials, led…

Essen – Grenoble-Alpes Métropole – Toyota – Koriyama Study visit

David ZellerOct 28, 20223 min read

11-15 October 2022 The City of Essen, Germany, and Grenoble-Alpes Métropole, France, sent a delegation to the cities of Toyota and Koriyama in Japan, to explore the possibilities of urban…

Second Study Visit of Ha Tinh City, Da Lat City via IURC to Stuttgart Region, Metropolitan Capital City of Rome, Colleferro and Latina

David ZellerOct 11, 20228 min read

10-14 October 2022 The IURC Asia & Australasia programme’s partner cities from Vietnam, including Ha Tinh City and Da Lat City, just completed their second study visit to their EU…

Brisbane study visit to Hamburg’s famed Wilhelmsburg quarter (IBA)

David ZellerOct 11, 20227 min read

This week the Brisbane delegation visited Hamburg, its partner city for the IURC programme. Brisbane is the proud host of the 2032 Olympic games, and began their study tour today…

Maia and Famalicão visit to Malaysia’s Penang Cities – World Habitat Day 2022

David ZellerOct 4, 20221 min read

A delegation from the Portuguese cities of Maia and Vila Nova de Famalicão held several work meetings in the Penang cities George Town and Seberang Perai from 11 to 16…

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…

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