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.

Curious about city-to-city cooperation in Asia in the past, check out the IUC Asia, IUC Japan and IUC India (Phase 1) websites.

IURC Asia & Australasia Reads


EU-Thailand Heritage Highlighted

Pablo GandaraJune 18, 20211 min read

The history and shared cultural heritage of the EU-Thailand relations are reflected in the video “EU Urban Heritage”, which is now available on the Facebook page of the Delegation of…

Toyota, Japan & Grenoble-Alpes Metropole, France

Siriwat PokrajenJune 14, 20213 min read

Smart city solutions for people, industry and the environment For their city-to-city cooperation in the IUC programme, Toyota and Grenoble-Alpes Metropole were interested in developing smart city solutions for a…

Iskandar: An Asian Leader in Climate Action

Siriwat PokrajenJune 9, 20213 min read

Developing a blueprint for a more sustainable region Iskandar Malaysia, a region in the State of Johor made up of five local authorities, is a leader in sustainable urban development,…

IURC Asia & Australasia Information Event

Siriwat PokrajenMay 27, 20213 min read

On Wednesday 26th May 2021, the IURC Asia & Australasia project team collaborated with IURC colleagues in China and Brussels to organise a webinar to provide information for European cities…

Gwalior, India & Leuven, Belgium

Siriwat PokrajenMay 24, 20213 min read

Strengthening governance for the restoration of privately-owned heritage buildings in Gwalior RESULTS OF IUC-INDIA CITY-TO-CITY COOPERATION Located in the heart of Belgium next to Brussels, the city of Leuven has…

Penampang, Malaysia

Siriwat PokrajenMay 19, 20212 min read

Working to cut more than their fair share of emissions In Cities on the Route to 2030, a report on cities and climate action published last week by CDP, Penampang…

Official Launch of IURC in India

Siriwat PokrajenMay 18, 20212 min read

The new International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) programme was launched on 4 May in India during the 2nd India–EU Urban Forum in the presence of Mr Kunal Kumar, Joint…

Vietnam

Siriwat PokrajenMay 3, 20212 min read

IURC Asia & Australasia Partner Country: India Country Description With a population of 95 million people, living in 64 provinces and 5 cities with a total area of 329,314 km2,…

Thailand

Siriwat PokrajenMay 3, 20213 min read

IURC Asia & Australasia Partner Country: Thailand Country Description Thailand is not only undergoing rapid urbanisation but is also implementing various policies to tap urbanism for economic growth and promote…

Malaysia

Siriwat PokrajenMay 3, 20212 min read

IURC Asia & Australasia Partner Country: Malaysia Country Description Malaysia has 31 million inhabitants (2016 census estimation) and surface of about 330,000 km² (a bit smaller than Germany). As a…

Indonesia

Siriwat PokrajenMay 3, 20213 min read

IURC Asia & Australasia Partner Country: Indonesia Country Description Urbanisation in Indonesia increased tremendously following the country’s rapid development in the 1970s. Since then, Indonesia has been facing a high…

Republic of Korea

Siriwat PokrajenMay 3, 20213 min read

IURC Asia & Australasia Partner Country: Republic of Korea Country Description Over the past years under a green growth strategy, different authorities have launched a number of initiatives on urbanisation,…

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