Category: News from China


Early Success Story from IURC China and Much More

In IURC-China, the European and Chinese pilot cities and regions are facing similar challenges in urban transformation, industrial upgrading and environmental sustainability, albeit in varying social and economic contexts. They are keen to learn from each other’s good practices, share experiences and find common solutions through IURC-China networks. We underline some exciting findings and lessons learnt from our activities since...

IURC-China Thematic Cooperation Webinar on Sustainable Agriculture and Agri-food System

On 23 June 2022, as part of the IURC China thematic cluster working sessions, IURC-China organized a webinar on Sustainable Agriculture and Agri-food System. The webinar focused on policies, knowledge and innovative solutions in the agriculture sector, aiming to share how cities and regions achieve transition towards green, circular and bio-economy and resilient agri-food systems, and discuss how EU-China cooperation...

Zoom-in Europe (I): Regional Innovation & Smart Sustainable Specialisation Strategies in the EU

IURC-China successfully organized the first “Zoom-in Europe” online training session “Regional Innovation in the EU”, on Thursday 02 June 2022. The online training session aims to bring together urban and regional stakeholders to understand the design and implementation process of the European Regional Innovation policies. Mr. Amadeo Jensana, the Cluster Manager of IURC China on Regional Innovation, gave a speech...

IURC China Webinar | Regional Innovation & Smart Sustainable Specialisation Strategies

On 2 June 2022, IURC China has organised the cooperation networking webinar on the Regional Innovation & Smart Specialisation Strategies. The event involved 14 European and Chinese regions, which are committed to transforming their economies and societies through further developing their strategic policy framework for innovation, industrialisation, sustainability and social development. Participants are from not only regional governments, but also...

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...