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

Albacete and Gangtok: Celebrating a Year of Partnership and Progress for a Greener Future

David ZellerSep 28, 20232 min read

The partnership between Gangtok, India, and Albacete, Spain, has reached a significant milestone. The cities began their partnership in 2022 and have conducted two productive exchange visits, enabling them to…

IURC Portuguese Eco-School Delegation to Seberang Perai

David ZellerSep 19, 20237 min read

11-16 September 2023 The Seberang Perai City Council hosted the Camilo Castelo Branco School Group (AECCB) delegation which was jointly led by Ms. Raquel Azevedo, Coordinator of the Eco-Schools Programme…

EU-NZ Pilot Action: Malaga Experts visit Christchurch Innovation Expo 2023

Pablo GandaraSep 11, 20233 min read

Three delegates from the IURC pilot city of Malaga participated at the Innovation Expo 2023 held in Christchurch – New Zealand – on 10th and 11th September 2023. Hosted by…

Dublin delegation visits Seoul to initiate a pilot project on Urban Mobility and Digital Transition

David ZellerSep 8, 20234 min read

26-30 August 2023 Supported by the International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) programme funded by the European Union (EU), Dublin City Council sent a 3-person delegation to Seoul (Republic of Korea) to initiate pilot…

EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation: Webinar on Advanced Air Mobility in the EU and Japan

Ivana Rae AlmoraSep 6, 20233 min read

Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) refers to the evolution of aviation and transportation through the development of vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, often referred to as flying cars. AAM envisions a…

Sofia – Semarang: Webinar on Tram Transportation

Siriwat PokrajenAug 10, 20234 min read

Learning, sharing experiences, best practices, the use of tram as public transport The collaboration between Sofia and Semarang cities is part of a global urban excellence network consisting of 130…

Professional Certification with Laboratory and Workshops: Green Design and Nature-based Solutions

Siriwat PokrajenJul 30, 20233 min read

MELAKARIVER FLOWS INTO STANTERNO RIVER: MEETING OF MINDS OF TWO IURC CITIES The Melaka Historic City Council officials (see attached profiles) have completed Phase 1 of the certification course (see…

New Plymouth (New Zealand) Delegation visited Vilnius (Lithuania)

Pablo GandaraJul 28, 20236 min read

Led by Deputy Mayor David Bublitz, a delegation from New Plymouth District Council and affiliated institutions visited counterparts in Vilnius to exchange views about energy transition, climate action and smart city…

Official Launching of Seberang Perai City Council’s Second Pilot Project “Eco-School Vocational Training Programme” at Valdor Secondary School, Seberang Perai

Siriwat PokrajenJul 22, 20234 min read

Today is the opening ceremony of the Eco School Vocational Training Programme at Valdor Secondary School, Seberang Perai. It was officially launched by YAB Tuan Chow Kon Yeow, the Chief…

Call for Companies to enter the Joint Open Innovation Online Pitches on New Energy Technologies and/or Hydrogen

David ZellerJul 14, 20232 min read

Companies (large, middle-sized or SME) from our IURC partner cities of Essen (Germany), Grenoble-Alpes Metropole (France), Toyota or Koriyama (Japan), looking for solutions on new energy technologies and/or hydrogen to…

Nurturing Start-ups and Driving Innovation in Gwalior and Leuven via Joint Actions

David ZellerJun 27, 20233 min read

As part of the cooperation between Gwalior, India and Leuven, Belgium, Leuven MindGate and the Flanders Business School co-funded with IURC the participation of 3 Gwalior start-up representatives and a…

A Case of Mutual Enrichment between an Indian and European City

David ZellerJun 21, 20233 min read

A three-member delegation from Alto Minho, Portugal visited Jamshedpur, India from 18 – 21 April, 2023 as part of the ongoing cooperation between the Intermunicipal Council of Alto Minho (CIM Alto…

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