Author: Franziska Walther


Technology 4.0 & Industry 5.0 and Innovation for a Green and Digital Transition | IURC-China Cooperation Networking Webinar

The EU and China share the objective of sustainable green growth. Policies and investments are put in the position to support the innovation in green technologies and the transformation of industry towards modern and competitive economies. the European Union has made its emission reduction programme not only more ambitious towards green and digital transition but legally binding in Industrial Emissions...

Zoom-in China Series (IV): Opportunities from China’s Green Transition

IURC - China teamed up with EU SME Centre and co-organized a training session on 13 April 2022, which provided the participants with an overview of the key elements and main directions of China’s green transition efforts, particularly focusing on the areas of interest for EU businesses. It also provided an overview of the main market entry strategies that the...

Valencia Region-Chengdu Cooperation on Cultural and Creative Ecosystem

Cultural and creative industries are crucial in terms of their footprint on economic growth and employment. They drive innovation and contribute to positive social impact.  They are among the hardest hit by COVID, meanwhile, among the key sectors for recovery. In these circumstances, on 7 April 2022, the delegates from Region Valencia and Chengdu met and discussed the latest evidence...

IURC-China Webinar: Nature-Based Solutions and Circularity in Cities and Regions

We live in a world facing challenges of resource depletion, climate change and degradation of ecosystems.  Nature-based solutions (NBS) and circular economy (CE) can provide tools for transitioning ecosystem services and returning resources to the territory.  Both the EU and China adopted the ambitious NBS and CE action plans linking to Sustainable Development Goals, with significant environmental and economic benefits....

Meeting between Sapienza University of Rome and Yangzhou University

IURC-China organised a working group meeting on the 17th of March 2022, for the cluster on Education, Jobs, Skills and Innovation centres with a specific focus on the field of Digital Integrated Urban Design. The main objective of this online meeting was to continue supporting the successful cooperation between the city of Yangzhou and Rome (IUC phase, Lazio in IURC...

IURC China Webinar: Tourism & Culture in Green and Digital Transition

On 04 March 2022, the thematic webinar on Tourism & Culture in Green and Digital Transition was successfully held as a part of the IURC China thematic cluster working session, aiming to share how cities and regions achieve green and digital transformation and resilience of the tourism & culture sector and discuss how EU-China cooperation can help them to reach...

Zoom-in China Series (III): Understanding Tourism & Culture Industry in China

IURC-China successfully organized the third “Zoom-in China” online training session “Understanding Tourism & Culture Industry in China”, on Thursday 03 March 2022. The online training session aims to bring together urban and regional stakeholders to understand major challenges faced and innovative strategies implemented in the Chinese tourism industry. The training helps the EU cities and regions deepen the understanding of...

The First IURC-China Networking Event: Learning and Inspiring

The IURC-China team organised the first IURC-China Networking Event on January 26, 2022. The main objectives of this online meeting are to bring together the IURC-China participating cities and regions, to share their vision and solutions, to understand their expectations and resources for successful cooperation, and to learn from the experience and good practices in EU-China urban and regional cooperation....

IURC China Cities and Regions Revealed!

The 22 Chinese cities cover municipalities, sub-provincial cities, provincial capitals and other dynamic cities, new districts, and development areas. Widely distributed in the east, central, west and northeast of China, they embody China´s regional and urbanization strategies. They have unique local resources and achieved notable performance in urban innovation and sustainable development, such as digitization, renewable energy, urban renewal, and...