Author: Franziska Walther


Delegations from Almería and Extremadura, Spain, carry out study visits in Piura, Peru

Two Spanish delegations made up of three senior officials from the city of Almería and four directors of FUNDECYT-PCTEX from the region of Extremadura carried out their study visits to the city and region of Piura, within the framework of the International Program for Urban Cooperation and Regional in Latin America (IURC-LA), financed by the European Union. The Almería delegation...

North-West (Romania) – Mendoza (Argentina) Study Visit – May 16 to 18

PRESS NOTE North-West – Mendoza Study Visit – May 16 to 18 As part of the International Urban and Regional Cooperation Program (IURC Latin America), financed by the European Union, two senior officials from the Argentinian region of Mendoza developed a 3-day study visit to North-West Region, in Romania. The agenda included a visit to Cluj-Napoca, the main city of...

Study Visit Parma – Mérida, May 3-6

Within 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 Italian city of Parma carried out a three-day study visit to the city of Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico, from May 3 to 6, 2022. The delegation was accompanied on May 4 by Mr. Jean-Pierre...

A delegation from Coimbra, Portugal carried out their study visit in Valle del Cauca, Colombia

As part of the cooperation activities between the regions of Coimbra (Portugal) and Valle del Cauca (Colombia), a delegation of 13 members from Coimbra, mostly comprised of municipal authorities and mayors, carried out their study visit to Valle del Cauca on March 28th through March 30th, 2022. Both regions seek to exchange knowledge and good practices to boost their economic...

Regional cooperation between Mendoza (Argentina) and North-West Development (Romania)

Yesterday, as part of the regional cooperation between Mendoza (Argentina) and North-West Development (Romania), the Argentinian region has developed a technical session regarding the opportunities of Cultural and Creative Industries to promote Tourism. Mendoza presented the guidelines defined by the local government to foster CCI activity and Tourism, and different innovative initiatives related to sectors as Winery Tourism, Music Festivals,...

A delegation from Silesian Voivodeship carried out their study visit in Paraná

As part of the cooperation activities between the Silesian Voivodeship (Poland) and the State of Paraná (Brazil), a delegation of 7 high-ranking officials from Silesian Voivodeship carried out their study visit in Paraná from March 21st through March 23rd, 2022, including Jakub Chełstowski, Marshal of the Silesian Voivodeship. During the study visit to Paraná, the Silesian Voivodeship delegation had the...

Watch the webinar: “Financing Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities” Part 2 – The role of development banks and private financing

On April 6th, IURC Latin America organised the second part of its webinar series on Financing green infrastructure for sustainable cities. This session focused on the role of development banks and private financing in reducing the infrastructure gap in cities while promoting low-carbon investments. Luciane Gorgulho, Head of Department of Urban Development Culture & Tourism for BNDES, presented different instruments...

Public officials from cities and regions of Europe and Latin America shared their experiences about Digitalization and Innovation

https://youtu.be/zakUSi81i3E Last week 6 cities and 3 regions of Latin America and Europe participated in Smart City Expo Curitiba 2022, the most important event in Brazil on digitization and innovation. Delegates shared best practices and lessons learned about digitalization, plus they strengthened their networks. On March 23, 2022, public officials from 6 cities and 3 regions of Europe and Latin...

WEBINAR: “Financing Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities” Part 2 – The role of development banks and private financing

We are very pleased to invite you to join us for the second part of the “Financing Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities" webinar series, on the role of development banks and private financing. The event is organized by the International Urban and Regional Cooperation Latin America (IURC-LAC) Programme on Wednesday, April 6th at 09:00 CDT/16:00 CEST. The webinar will have...

Watch the webinar: Rehabilitation Strategies for Historic Centres: case studies from Manaus, Naples, and Cienfuegos

IURC Latin America organised a webinar on Rehabilitation Strategies for Historic Centres, presenting case studies of Naples, Manaus, and Cienfuegos. The three case studies allowed to learn about different strategies for the regeneration of historic centres, pointing out common challenges such as climate change and contrasting different approaches about participatory methodologies and sources of financing, amongst others. The webinar was...