Category: News from IURC


EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation: Six EU Regions conducted the First Study Visit to Japan

From 13-19 November, the team of the EU regions conducted a study visit to Japan, with a total of 24 participants from six EU regions and the European Commission (DG REGIO and EUD Japan). The team composed of Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes (France), Basque Country (Spain), Catalonia (Spain), Emilia Romagna (Italy), Ljubljana Urban Region (Slovenia) and Val d’Oise (France); and Aichi, Kyoto, Osaka,...

IURC Latin America at 2nd IURC Annual Event in Brussels, Belgium

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIcxx7Z4Fjk[/embed] IURC Latin America delegates participated in the 2nd International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) Annual Event, which took place on November 7th and 8th, 2022 in Brussels, Belgium. The event was supported by the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments and the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy of the European Commission. After two years of implementation, the IURC programme...

Webinar 10: Participatory Planning & Community Engagement: Towards More Socially Inclusive Cities

We are very pleased to invite you to join us for the “Participatory Planning & Community Engagement: Towards More Socially Inclusive Cities” webinar. The event is organized by the International Urban and Regional Cooperation Latin America (IURC-LAC) Programme on Monday, December 12th at 09:00 CDT/16:00 CEST. The webinar will have a duration of 60 minutes and offer simultaneous interpretation in...

Study visit by Melaka’s Historic City delegation to Bologna

The IURC Asia-Australasia organised its fourth EU-Malaysia study visit to NCI Bologna during 16-21 October 2022, covering cities such as Imola, Fontanelice, Castel del Rio, Dozza and Bologna.. The Melaka Historic City Council delegation was led by Yang Berbahagia Datuk Haji Zainal bin Haji Abu, Mayor of Melaka City. The delegation members also comprised of Mr. Abdul Razak Abu (Head...

Cooperation hits new levels at IURC Annual Event

This programme brings together cities, regions and people from around the world, ensuring that no one is left behind,” declared Normunds Popens Deputy Director General of the European Commission's Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO). He was addressing a room filled with representatives from the IURC cities and regions of Europe, Asia, Australasia, North and Latin America...

New Zealand: Christchurch delegation mets counterparts in Brussels, Malaga and Vitoria-Gasteiz

A delegation of four delegates from Christchurch City Council institutions supported by Prof. Paul Dalziel from Lincoln University - who coordinates IURC activities in New Zealand - participated in a series of meetings on climate action, innovation ecosystems and smart city strategies in Europe. The programme started with a two-day workshop in Brussels consisting of a regional event for cities...

Chennai in Trier: Academic Exchange on Renewable Energy and Waste Management

The visit of Chennai delegates to Trier, Germany, kicked off at the city hall where the mayor of Trier, Mr. Wolfram Leibe, gave a warm welcome and discussed his city's goal on having exchange programmes between the Trier University of Applied Sciences, represented at the meeting by Professor Peter Konig, and the Hindustan University of Chennai with the support of...

Watch webinar #9 on ‘Gender and Planning’

On 21 November 2022, IURC Latin America held its ninth webinar on "Gender & Planning". The event brought together international experts from Uruguay, Mexico and Sweden to discuss the role of planning in inclusive and/or exclusive dynamics. The webinar began with the participation of Adriana Goni (Professor, Resilience and Sustainability Department, University of Uruguay) and Jimena Abraham (architect Coordinator of...

Sofia and Sejong sign MOU to deepen cooperation during IURC study visit

A delegation from Sejong visited Rotterdam and Sofia between 6-11 November 2022 via the EU-funded IURC programme. Sejong is partnered with Sofia in the project with a focus on new & renewable energy and smart mobility, but has been branching out into a partnership with Rotterdam on shared mobility. Having hosted both Rotterdam and Sofia in July and August respectively,...

Brisbane in Barcelona: Urban Transformation through the Olympics

A delegation led by Brisbane's Deputy Mayor Krista Adams implemented a working visit to Barcelona from 2 - 4 November 2022. Last year, the Olympic committee awarded Brisbane to host the 2032 Olympic games, an event Barcelona hosted in 1992. With this in mind, Brisbane visited Barcelona via the IURC programme to engage in dialogues with city officials, conduct site...