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 implemented include pairing, thematic cluster activities, trainings, city-to-city study visits, networking events, and thematic reports.

Please have a look at the latest video prepared for the IURC Global Event 2023 summarising some results from the cross-country thematic and bilateral cooperation.

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 Asia & Australasia Reads

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…

Portugal-Malaysia Pilot Action: Penang Eco-School Delegation to Famalicão

Pablo GandaraNov 24, 20233 min read

From 20 to 25 November 2023, Vila Nova de Famalicao (VNF) hosted the second cohort of the eco-school student exchange programme “Famalicao-Penang Youth Climate Action”, which has been awarded the…

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…

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