Category: News from China


The Second IURC China Training Session “ZOOM-IN China: Regional Development” launched

On 5th November 2021 the IURC China training session, Zoom-in China: Regional Development was hold through video conference. Through this session, more than 30 representatives from IURC participating cities and regions learned about the policy of regional development and the regional innovation in China. [caption id="attachment_10594" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Alexandra Lehmann, EU Delegation to China[/caption] The event was opened by Alexandra...

The First IURC China Training Session “ZOOM-IN China: Urbanization” Launched

Under the encompassing title ZOOM-IN China, on 4th November 2021 the first online training session, Zoom-in China: urbanisation took place and gathered more than 30 representatives from IURC participating cities and regions, who are interested in the topic of urban development, urban renewal, and smart city in China. The event reviewed the timely issues in urban development, aiming to support...

IURC Annual Event: registrations are open!

Join us for the first International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) Annual Event, where over the course of two days you will have the chance to deep dive into the European priorities for cities and regions in the framework of the programme, hear about success stories from different stakeholders and learn about the doors that IURC can open for you....

The Opening Remark by Councilor of Energy and Climate Action of EU Delegation to China on EIIES in Chengdu

The 3rd Energy Internet Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit (EIIES) took place on 16th October in Chengdu and highlighted the leaders driving the energy transition. Technology corporations, startups, accelerators, and government taking significant strides in investing and deploying clean energy solutions participated and shared insight on the industry, strategies for success and establish new partnerships. [caption id="attachment_10404" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The 3rd...

Knowledge Sharing: the EU-China Regional Innovation Joint Study

The EU-China Regional Innovation Joint Study, supported by previous IUC-Asia programme, is to compare the European and Chinese approaches to regional innovation carrying out a comparative analysis at a general level and also analyzing six best practices of regions/ provinces in China and the EU. It seeks to explore ideas for future cooperation between the European Union and China on...

IURC-China Thematic Webinar: Urban Planning on Innovation District

The IURC-China programme held today its 2nd thematic webinar, the Urban Planning on Innovation District. More than 30 participants from Barcelona, Liuzhou, Beijing, Yangzhou and Xiamen took part. This webinar is a follow up activity to deepen the long cooperation between Barcelona and Liuzhou, two of the IUC pilot cities. The webinar presents the concept, the execution, and its impacts...

The Promotion Ceremony of Rome Garden and Culture & Tourism Exchange Held in IHE Yangzhou

The IURC-China programme held the Promotion Ceremony of Rome Garden and Culture & Tourism Exchange in the International Horticulture Expo 2021 Yangzhou on 8th July. Representatives from Rome Municipality and Yangzhou City Government took part in this event. [caption id="attachment_5885" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Mr. Ramón López Sánchez, Policy Coordinator for International Relations of DG REGIO in European Commission[/caption] Mr. Ramón López...

IURC-China Thematic Webinar: Green and Sustainable Buildings

The IURC-China programme held its first thematic webinar “Green and Sustainable Buildings” on 30th June. Participants from Barcelona, Bologna, Rome, Liuzhou, Beijing, Xiamen, Yangzhou, Yantai joined the event. Mr. Sebastien PAQUOT, Head of Section - Counsellor Climate and Environment of EU Delegation to China, made the opening remarks. He pointed out that the pandemic demonstrated how closely the human and...

The Inauguration of Mannheim (Rhein-Neckar)-Chongqing Center Strengthens Two Cities’ Relationship

On 21st May, the inauguration of the Mannheim (Rhein-Neckar)-Chongqing Center witnessed the partnership further consolidated. The Center connects the European metropolitan region Rhine-Neckar with the Chinese urban region Chongqing. First Deputy Mayor, Christian Specht, who represented Mannheim at the virtual opening ceremony and initiated the cooperation with Chongqing himself, explained the background: “Mannheim was the first German city to be...

China – Europe Cooperation on Sustainable Innovation and Development Seminar in Chongqing

On 21st May, Chongqing DRC, Administrative Committee of Chongqing Liangjiang New Area, China European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC) and IURC-China co-hosted the China - Europe Cooperation on Sustainable Innovation and Development Seminar in Chongqing. [caption id="attachment_7341" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Mr. Shanli Wang, Director of Regional Cooperation Department of Chongqing DRC[/caption] Mr. Shanli Wang, Director of Regional Cooperation Department...