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.

Please have a look at the latest video summarising the participation of city representatives from Asian, Australasian and European countries at the IURC Regional and Global Events held in Brussels during 7-8 November 2022.

For regular information on the activities implemented in the cooperation between European and Asian/Australasian cities, please see the news below (“Reads”) and have a look at our YouTube channel, Twitter feed and LinkedIn posts.

IURC Global and Regional Events – Statements from EU Representatives and Selected Participants from Asian, Australasian and European Pilot Cities – Brussels, 7-8 November 2022

IURC Asia & Australasia Reads


Maia and Penang Launch Do-It-Yourself Video Series

Pablo GandaraDec 27, 20232 min read

The IURC pilot cities of Maia (Portugal) and Seberang Perai (Penang, Malaysia) have produced and launched a series of eight “do-it-yourself” videos for stimulating community engagement in upcycling initiatives. The…

Tactical Urbanism – Fresh-up and Interactive Module

Pablo GandaraDec 18, 20232 min read

Over the past decade, participatory (tactical) urbanism (also urban prototyping) has been implemented in many cities around the globe. Pedestrian plazas, pop-up bike lanes, pop-up parks innovative playgrounds are just…

Bangkok launches first food policy in cooperation with Milan and the European Union

Siriwat PokrajenDec 12, 20237 min read

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has reached a significant milestone with the introduction of the Bangkok Food Policy 2023-2027, aimed at enhancing the sustainability and inclusivity of the city’s food…

Thematic Webinar Series – Closing Modules

Kanyarat AksornDec 8, 20236 min read

Thematic Webinar Series – Closing Modules Monday 11 December – 22 December 2023 08:00 am Brussels time (CET) Venue: Online (Zoom link will be sent after registration) The IURC Asia and…

City resilience at the forefront of EU-India city partnerships

Pablo GandaraNov 27, 20234 min read

The International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) Programme was formally launched in India in February 2022 and worked with 14 Indian cities and 9 European cities, through 9 city pairings…

Kochi-Messina collaboration leads to pilot flood management warning system in the city of Kochi

Siriwat PokrajenNov 23, 20234 min read

As part of the IURC Programme, five water level sensors were installed in Kochi, India from November 13-16, 2023, in cooperation with Kochi Municipal Corporation, Centre for Heritage, Environment and…

EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation: A culmination of project activities and results

Ivana Rae AlmoraNov 23, 20234 min read

The EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation, launched in November 2021, focused on fostering collaboration between EU regions and Japanese prefectures. It emphasized knowledge sharing and mutual learning in policy areas of…

Peer to Peer Collaboration Leads to a Circular Economy Pilot in Chennai

Siriwat PokrajenNov 21, 20233 min read

As part of the IURC Programme, Chennai (Chengalpattu district) in India, the City of Trier in Germany, the Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS), Chennai and the Trier University…

EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation: A Recap of the Fourth Exchange Meeting of EU Regions and Japanese Prefectures

Ivana Rae AlmoraNov 20, 20236 min read

The fourth and the final Exchange Meeting between European Regions and Japanese Prefectures took place in the premise of the Delegation of the EU to Japan on 30 October back-to-back…

Exchange of Global Learnings on Digital Tools for Flood Management

Siriwat PokrajenNov 13, 20237 min read

30 October 2023 As part of the IURC thematic network ‘Ecological Transition & Green Deal’, IURC AA (India) delivered the thematic cluster event Digital Tools for Flood Management on 30th…

Melbourne City Experts meet counterparts in Barcelona and Madrid

Pablo GandaraOct 28, 20232 min read

A delegation from the City of Melbourne absolved a study visit in Spain from 23 – 27 October 2023. The delegation consisted of Jordi McInerney (Innovation Precincts), Lauren Beattie (Transportation…

EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation: The Fourth Exchange Meeting of EU Regions and Japanese Prefectures

Ivana Rae AlmoraOct 23, 20231 min read

As the EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation programme will conclude in November 2023, the final exchange meeting between the EU regions and the Japanese prefectures participating in the programme will take…

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