Author: Franziska Walther


Apply Now! Pilot Project “REGIONS2030: Monitoring the SDGs in the EU regions – Filling the data gaps”

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is inviting European regions to express their interest to contribute to the Pilot Project "REGIONS2030: Monitoring the SDGs in the EU regions - Filling the data gaps", supported by the European Parliament. The REGIONS2030 Pilot Project The REGIONS2030 Pilot Project will be carried out, inter alia, through the involvement of up to 10 European regions,...

Call for Partners: Urban Agenda for the EU Partnerships on Greening Cities and Sustainable Tourism

Call for Cities, Member States, Partner States, Regions, city consortiums, national city umbrella organisations, and other stakeholders to form two new Thematic Partnerships under the Urban Agenda for the EU (UAEU): Sustainable Tourism and Greening Cities About the Urban Agenda for the EU The Urban Agenda for the EU (UAEU) addresses urban challenges by setting up Partnerships between cities, the European Commission, other...

Key highlights from the IURC Networking Event at WUF11

The World Urban Forum is the premier global conference on sustainable urbanization where all key actors from the quadruple helix meet to transform our cities for a better urban future. Our IURC event was included in the Dialogue Greener Urban Futures highlighting the need of greener investment and sustainable consumption and production patterns. Why this event? Challenge identified: in the...

IURC and its take on International Approaches to Regional Development

To provide an insight on the future of Regional Development outside of Europe, the IURC programme shared several examples of best practices in terms of international cooperation which contributed to the regional development of European and Latin American regions. This presentation was in the framework of the 30th year anniversary celebration of the European Association of Development Agencies. During a...

Brainstorming on International Urban Cooperation with Eurocities

34 city practitioners gathered in Espoo during the Eurocities annual conference for an IURC side event (8 June) and speed-networking session (10 June) to brainstorm on their international cooperation experience, discussing expectations, achievements, good practices to showcase, and opportunities for improvements. The side event kicked off with a discussion on the expectations European cities have when getting involved in International...

Join IURC at the World Urban Forum in Katowice

The International Urban and Regional Cooperation programme (previously IUC) financed under the Foreign Partnership Instrument (FPI) and the strategic support from the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG-REGIO) of the European Commission, has contributed to bring together cities and regions from across the globe to work jointly towards achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs), the New Urban Agenda (as...

IURC among the EU voluntary commitments to the New Urban Agenda

In the framework of the High-Level Meeting on the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda, the EU and its Member States pledged six commitments taking sustainable urban development forward and accelerating the delivery of the UN New Urban Agenda: The renewed Urban Agenda for the EU Supporting the implementation of the Degree of Urbanisation The International Urban and Regional Cooperation...

NOW OPEN! ERA-NET Cofund Urban Accessibility and Connectivity Sino-European call

For this new ERA-NET Cofund Urban Accessibility and Connectivity (ENUAC) call, JPI Urban Europe and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) will address the urban mobility, accessibility, and connectivity challenge in the Sino-European cooperation, with a focus on knowledge and impact. In answer to the global urbanisation challenge, JPI Urban Europe and the National Natural Science Foundation of...

People-Centred Smart Cities: cities invited to join challenge on e-government and public participation

UN-Habitat invites cities and local governments to join and evaluate pitch sessions from public and private solution providers that build digital platforms for public engagement. Cities will have the opportunity to work with UN-Habitat and partners to identify best practices, learn more about digital platform tools, network with solution providers and other cities, and understand how to evaluate and assess digital technologies that...