Author: Franziska Walther


EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation: Six EU Regions conducted the First Study Visit to Japan

From 13-19 November, the team of the EU regions conducted a study visit to Japan, with a total of 24 participants from six EU regions and the European Commission (DG REGIO and EUD Japan). The team composed of Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes (France), Basque Country (Spain), Catalonia (Spain), Emilia Romagna (Italy), Ljubljana Urban Region (Slovenia) and Val d’Oise (France); and Aichi, Kyoto, Osaka,...

Kicking things off: EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation

On the 13th of July 2022, 6 Regions from different Member States of the EU and 5 Japanese prefectures met online as a First touchpoint of the “EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation”. This gathering provided opportunities for the EU regions and Japanese prefectures to meet, present themselves, exchange information and ideas, and establish an initial contact for collaboration. The EU-Japan Region-to-Region...

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

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 the European Commission, and implemented in cooperation with the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). Its overall aim is to contribute to sustainable urban development and innovation...

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

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 respective regional innovation strategies while promoting international value chains. The EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation is a project of the European Union managed by the Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) and the...

Japan

IURC Asia & Australasia Partner Country: Japan Country Description With an urbanisation rate of 92%, Japan has as a wealth of experience with establishing urban structures able to adapt to medium and long-term socio-economic changes such as an ageing and declining population, also a key challenge for the EU. Japan has recently launched several initiatives of interest to the EU....