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.

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Exchanging thoughts on micro-mobility, walking, and cycling with EU and Korean cities

Siriwat PokrajenJanuary 18, 20224 min read

As part of the IURC programme, Sejong, Sofia, Seoul, and Dublin started the New Year with two bilateral meetings. Sofia and Sejong leapt into 2022 with a bilateral meeting on…

1st bilateral meeting between Semarang and Sofia

Siriwat PokrajenJanuary 17, 20224 min read

Representatives from Semarang City of Indonesia and Sofia City of Bulgaria met online on 13 January 2022 to discuss possible cooperation with a focus on urban mobility. The representatives had…

Urban mobility: Common area of interest for cooperation between Sejong, Sofia and Rotterdam

Siriwat PokrajenDecember 21, 20212 min read

On 15 December 2021, Sejong held two bilateral meetings with Sofia and Rotterdam to further share their best practices in the area of urban mobility. As the administrative capital of…

IURC experts in India underscore importance of multi-stakeholder engagement

Siriwat PokrajenDecember 17, 20212 min read

Our urban development experts in India, Prachi Merchant, Ansu Susan Alexander, Ashish Verma and Panagiotis Karamanos published an article in the Shashwat journal discussing the significance of the IURC programme’s emphasis on the quadruple helix approach,…

5th Thematic Webinar – Circular City Hubs: Improving thriving, liveable, resilient urban centres

Siriwat PokrajenDecember 15, 202112 min read

IURC cities engaged in Circular City Hubs discussions and recommendations Organised on 14 December, the Circular City Hubs thematic webinar was the final one for the 2021 programme year. The…

EU-Vietnam Coordination Meeting

Siriwat PokrajenDecember 14, 20212 min read

The IURC Asia & Australasia project team organised a coordination meeting on 8 December for four EU and Vietnamese cities that are in cooperation within the IURC programme. City representatives…

Cooperation now begins in Australia

Siriwat PokrajenDecember 6, 20218 min read

Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne will now begin to establish cooperation on urban development with Barcelona, Florence, Hamburg and Madrid within the IURC programme as an online launch was organized for…

4th Thematic Webinar – The Role of Municipalities in Promoting the Renovation Wave

Siriwat PokrajenDecember 2, 20219 min read

For cities to achieve carbon neutrality, renovating old buildings so that they are energy-efficient is crucial. According to the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, buildings represent 40%…

IURC Kick-off Meeting in Indonesia

Siriwat PokrajenNovember 25, 20217 min read

On 23 November, IURC organised a kick-off meeting to launch cooperation between Semarang City and Bandung City in Indonesia and Sofia City in Bulgaria and Rome City in Italy, with…

2nd Round of EU-Malaysia Cities’ Bilateral Exchanges

Pablo GandaraNovember 23, 20212 min read

For the second time since the kick-off meeting, Malaysian and Portuguese pilot cities representatives met online and agreed on cooperation areas, possible pilot actions and possible schedules for the study…

3rd Thematic Webinar – Post COVID-19 Mobility: Bringing Back City Transport

Siriwat PokrajenNovember 17, 20212 min read

Date & Time: 11th November 2021, 2 – 3 pm IST | 9:30 – 10:30 am CET | 7:30 – 8:30 pm AEDT Location: Zoom Webinar The first event of…

Preparation for Road Map toward Food Smart City

Siriwat PokrajenNovember 17, 20218 min read

Dini Laraswati, the Country Coordinator in Indonesia of the IURC Asia & Australasia programm made a visit to Bandung City from 12 – 14 November 2021 to participate in a…

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