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

Study visit of Canberra to Hamburg from March 12-14, 2023

David ZellerMar 24, 202310 min read

In the course of the International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) programme funded by the European Union (EU), the Australian city of Canberra (ACT-Government) has sent a delegation of 3…

Study visit of Semarang, Indonesia to Sofia, Bulgaria

David ZellerMar 22, 20239 min read

Through the IURC programme, Semarang City of Indonesia conducted a study visit to Sofia City, the Capital City of Bulgaria, from March 13 to 16, 2023. The visit aimed to promote cooperation…

Solid waste recycling pilot project launched at Porbandar, India

David ZellerMar 20, 20234 min read

The launch of the Solid Waste Management Pilot Project Porbandar was held on Saturday, 18 February 2023. Co-hosting with Porbandar Chhaya Nagarpalika and Saurashtra Cement Limited, the interactive awareness event was…

Study Visit of Tokorozawa City, Japan to Bratislava, Slovakia

David ZellerMar 16, 20235 min read

Via the EU’s IURC (International Urban and Regional Cooperation) Programme, the delegation of Tokorozawa City is visiting Bratislava between 13-17 March 2023, Day 1 The Tokorozawa delegates began the study…

Bangkok and Milan report progress on food policy activities

Siriwat PokrajenFeb 9, 20232 min read

On 2 February, Bangkok and Milan had their 3rd technical meeting, where both cities provided updates on the activities they had implemented. On the Bangkok side, which has now formed…

Granada meets with technology park in Chiang Mai to advance B2B cooperation

Siriwat PokrajenFeb 9, 20231 min read

On 1 February, Francisco Luis Benitez, Senior Advisor to Granada City, Spain, and Innovation & Prospective Director of Fidesol, resumed conversation with the team at the Science and Technology Park…

Study Visit of Two Croatian Cities, Zagreb and Rijeka, to Kawasaki City, Japan

David ZellerFeb 8, 20235 min read

The study tour of Zagreb and Rijeka, Croatia began on January 30, 2023 with the delegation visiting Kawasaki City, Japan. The delegation visited the sites related to climate mitigation, waste…

Back to normal: Christchurch and Vitoria-Gasteiz experts meet online to define smart city cooperation

Pablo GandaraFeb 1, 20234 min read

As a follow-up to the bilateral study visits conducted in Europe and New Zealand in November and December 2022 respectively, experts from Vitoria-Gasteiz and Christchurch city councils discussed online the…

Osaka Delegation visit to Greater Manchester (15-19 January 2023)

David ZellerJan 18, 20237 min read

Within the EU-funded IURC Asia and Australasia programme, a delegation from Osaka City is currently visiting Greater Manchester as a follow-up of a study visit undertaken by Manchester authorities from…

MUFPP Food Policy Training Workshop for Seberang Perai, Malaysia and Technical Visits (18-20 December 2022)

David ZellerDec 21, 20226 min read

Day 1:The Milan Urban Food Policy Pact Secretariat Expert Mr. Filippo Gavazzeni was accompanied by the Seberang Perai City Council delegation led by Mr. Mohd Nor Chairman of Fishermen Unit…

Cities share best practices on food waste prevention and management

Siriwat PokrajenDec 21, 20224 min read

The Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) Secretariat and IURC Asia & Australasia wrapped up their cooperation on food policy training with the last webinar organised on 15 November. Corresponding…

Spanish city delegates’ study mission to Christchurch

Pablo GandaraDec 13, 20226 min read

Delegates from the Spanish cities of Málaga and Vitoria Gasteiz visited the New Zealand city of Christchurch to deepen pilot project cooperation in the fields of climate resilience, open innovation…

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