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.

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Warm Atmosphere at EU-Japan IURC Kick-off Meeting

Siriwat PokrajenSeptember 17, 20213 min read

On 16 September, the Japan Helpdesk, led by Mr. Hidefumi Imura, Urban Development Expert Japan, organised a kick-off meeting to welcome partner cities to a new phase of EU-Japan urban…

Enthusiastic participation from EU and Malaysian cities during kick-off meeting

Siriwat PokrajenSeptember 16, 20213 min read

Some 20 city coordinators from Penang and Malacca in Malaysia, Maia and Vila Nova de Famalicão in Portugal, and NCI / Bologna in Italy participated in the EU-Malaysia Cities Kick-off…

EU-New Zealand IURC Kick-off Meeting

Siriwat PokrajenSeptember 16, 20212 min read

First Kick-off Meeting for IURC in Asia and Australasia The International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) programme kicked off its first partnerships between European and New Zealand cities in an…

Mumbai Climate Action Plan – Stakeholder Consultation on Sustainable Mobility

Siriwat PokrajenSeptember 9, 20211 min read

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) as a part of the C40 Cities Network in collaboration with the Government of Maharashtra, WRI, Climate Voices and Waatavaran is developing the…

The Journey of “New Green Possibilities” Is Only Beginning

Siriwat PokrajenAugust 31, 20211 min read

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfJ9bGuAyvs The goal of the “New Green Possibilities” International Forum was to look at the promotion of green public space from different angles. This is why it was divided into…

IURC cooperation in Bangkok for a greener city

Siriwat PokrajenAugust 25, 20211 min read

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T2oJXhZnwc As cities are responsible for a high level of energy consumption and around 70% of greenhouse gas emissions, sustainable urban development is a key component in the European Union’s…

Videos on climate change by Finnish and Japanese youth to be presented at COP26

Siriwat PokrajenAugust 23, 20213 min read

When the cities of Nagano and Obuse in Japan and Turku in Finland were paired up for cooperation within the IUC programme in 2019, they were interested in tackling the…

How the private sector can contribute to more green public space

Siriwat PokrajenAugust 2, 20217 min read

The Business Talk of the “New Green Possibilities” International Forum, organised on 30 July, marked a rare occasion where Thai corporations, particularly those in property development, came together to discuss…

Designing for better, greener living

Siriwat PokrajenJuly 30, 20216 min read

The third session of the “New Green Possibilities” International Forum reiterates the importance of design and engineering to the improvement of quality of life. The Design Talk brought together speakers…

Platform Talk: Platforms as a mediator for urban development

Siriwat PokrajenJuly 27, 20214 min read

On 23 July 2021, the “New Green Possibilities” International Forum hosted its second session, the Platform Talk, bringing speakers from Rome, Milan, Penang and Bangkok to share their experiences as…

IURC Asia & Australasia kicks off thematic webinar series with “New Green Possibilities” international forum to promote development of green urban space

Siriwat PokrajenJuly 20, 20215 min read

The “New Green Possibilities” international forum kicked off on 19 July with the Policy Talk, inviting city officials from Hamburg, Rome, Seoul and Bangkok to share their “green city” experience.…

“New Green Possibilities” International Online Forum

Siriwat PokrajenJuly 8, 20215 min read

In the context of the Bangkok Design Week 2021 hosted by the Creative Economy Agency (CEA), the International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) programme of the European Union and we!park,…

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In the context of the IURC project, the coordinators of the selected European and Korean pilot cities are invited to join a kick-off event on Thursday, 30 September 2021, 17:00-18:00...
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