Author: Franziska Walther


Early Success Story from IURC Latin America and Much More

As part of the cooperation activities between the Silesian Voivodeship (Poland) and the State of Paraná (Brazil), the regions have found technology transfer and joint R&D&I as opportunities to promote cooperation between their respective institutions and companies in sectors such as automotive, aviation, environment, health, ICT, mining and sanitation. Both regions consider technology as the supporting tool for their regional...

A delegation from Paraná State, Brazil carried out its study visit in Silesia, Poland

As part of the cooperation activities between the Silesian Voivodeship (Poland) and the State of Paraná (Brazil), a delegation of 2 senior officials from Paraná carried out their 3-day study visit in the Silesian Voivodeship from June 23rd through June 29th, 2022. In the meantime, delegates from both regions participated in UN Habitat’s World Urban Forum to expand their network...

IURC Latin America at WUF11

Delegates from 15 cities and regions participating in the International Urban and Regional Cooperation programme (IURC) Latin America met from June 26-28 at UN Habitat's World Urban Forum in Katowice, Poland. [caption id="attachment_28742" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Delegates learned pathways to shareable solutions to transform their cities and regions.[/caption] IURC Latin America members were able to share their experiences so far with...

Study Visit Ancona – Guanajuato, June 30-July 2

Within the framework of the International Program for Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC Latin America), financed by the European Union, a delegation of two officials from the Mexican city of Guanajuato carried out a three-day study visit in the city of Ancona, Italy on July 30, 1 and 2, 2022. [caption id="attachment_29469" align="aligncenter" width="958"] Delegations of Ancona and Guanajuato[/caption] In...

Study Visit Parma – Merida, June 22-24

In the framework of the International Urban and Regional Cooperation Programme (IURC Latin America), funded by the European Union, a delegation of three officials from the Mexican city of Merida carried out a three-day study visit to the city of Parma, Italy between June 22-24 of 2022.   [caption id="attachment_28430" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Parma’s presentation about Governance Structure for Mobility[/caption] In...

Watch the webinar video: “Inclusive Recycling”

(EN) On June 15th, IURC Latin America held its 6th webinar about “Inclusive Recycling”. The event brought together international experts from the municipalities of Fortaleza (Brazil) and Hermosillo (Mexico), as well as a representative of the WIEGO network. The webinar introduced inclusive recycling and the potential of integrating the empowerment of vulnerable women with sustainable practices that incorporate technology and...

Study Visit of delegates from Fortaleza (Brazil) in Essen (Germany), June 7-10

A delegation of 3 representatives from Fortaleza undertook a 3-days Study Visit in Essen. Both cities are working together in the framework of the International, Urban and Regional Cooperation programme (IURC Latin America,), funded by the European Commission. The two cities cooperate on circular economy and waste management, particularly on the reduction of solid waste, the improvement of recycling practices,...

Watch the webinar video: “Mobility Behaviour Change: Promoting Sustainable Choices in Cities”

On May 19th, IURC Latin America held its 5th webinar about “Mobility Behaviour Change”. The event brought together international experts from ITDP Mexico, the municipality of Umea (Sweden), and the municipality of Parma (Italy), which introduced mobility behaviour change measures and initiatives, encouraging citizens to adopt active and sustainable mobility habits. The three panellists explored the relevance of behaviour change...

Study Visit Umeå – Punta Arenas, May 27-30

In the framework of the International Program for Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC Latin America), funded by the European Union, a delegation of three officials from the Chilean city of Punta Arenas, carried out a three-day study visit in the city of Umeå, from May 27 to 30, 2022. The presidents of the Sustainability (Nils Seye), Gender Equality (Charlotta Westerlund)...

Study Visit Debrecen – Hermosillo, May 26-30

In the framework of the International Urban and Regional Cooperation Programme (IURC Latin America), funded by the European Union, a delegation of three senior officials from the Mexican city of Hermosillo carried out a three-day study visit to the city of Debrecen, Hungary, on 26, 27 and 30 May 2022. The Deputy Mayor of Debrecen, Dr. Lajos Barca, received the...