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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EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation: The First Exchange Meeting of EU Regions and Japanese Prefectures

Ivana Rae AlmoraJun 28, 20222 min read

The EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation is a project of the European Union managed by the Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) and the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) of…

8th Thematic Webinar – Circular Food Waste Community Hubs: Preparing the Pilot Models for Circular Neighbourhoods

Siriwat PokrajenJun 24, 202212 min read

IURC cities engaged in Circular Food Waste Community Hubs discussions and recommendations for Southeast Asia cities The IURC Asia & Australasia’s 8th thematic webinar on 21 June 2022 attracted 134…

EU and Vietnamese cities organise their first study visit

Siriwat PokrajenJun 23, 20225 min read

Delegates from Stuttgart Region and the Colleferro-Latina Functional Area made the first visit to Vietnam to meet with their counterparts in Ha Tinh and Da Lat. The objectives of this…

First group of EU city delegates visit Malaysia

Siriwat PokrajenMay 30, 20229 min read

Study Visit to Melaka City (Malaysia) by Nuovo Circondario Imolese (NCI) Bologna Delegation (Italy), 16 May to 19 May 2022 IURC Asia & Australasia organised its second study visit to…

Malaysia takes the lead in study visits

Siriwat PokrajenMay 30, 20227 min read

Study Visit to Portuguese cities cluster (Maia, Famalicão, Braga) by George Town Delegation from Penang (Malaysia), 25-30 April 2022 IURC Asia & Australasia commenced its first study visit to Europe…

How Cities Achieve Sustainable Diets and Nutrition

Siriwat PokrajenMay 26, 20227 min read

After the success of the previous food policy training on governance in April, the second MUFPP and IURC webinar was held on 24 May 2022. The webinar presented how cities…

DEADLINE EXTENDED: EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation – APPLY NOW!

Ivana Rae AlmoraMay 12, 20222 min read

5 Regions from different Member States of the EU and 5 Prefectures from Japan will soon be selected to exchange best practices and knowledge to improve and to internationalise their…

Busan and Rotterdam gear up for upcoming visits

Siriwat PokrajenMay 12, 20223 min read

Before their scheduled study visit in July, IURC partners Busan and Rotterdam sat down for another bilateral meeting in May. As Busan will be hosting Rotterdam in July, Busan shared…

Leuven representative meet in Gwalior

Siriwat PokrajenMay 7, 20222 min read

Representatives from Gwalior, Leuven and IURC met on 25 April 2022 in Gwalior to promote the cooperation on business incubator support and plan the exchange visit of 4 delegates from…

7th Thematic Webinar: Flood Management

Siriwat PokrajenMay 6, 20225 min read

Within the thematic network “Ecological Transition-Green Deal,” IURC in India is working with 6 cities on the topic of flood management. On 12th April 2022, IURC hosted a thematic cluster…

Thai cities are very focused on cooperation topics with EU cities

Siriwat PokrajenApr 27, 20222 min read

While Thai cities were among the last to join the IURC programme, they are very focused on the topics of cooperation with EU cities, thus enabling quick progress and paving…

IURC Cities Share Food Governance Best Practices

Siriwat PokrajenApr 15, 20227 min read

Following the introductory webinar of the Asia Pacific Food Policy Training organised in March, IURC and the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) hosted the first webinar dedicated to the…

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