Category: News from IURC


APPLY NOW! EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation

5 Regions from different Member States of the EU and 5 Prefectures from Japan will soon be selected to exchange best practices and knowledge to improve and to internationalise their respective regional innovation strategies while promoting international value chains. The EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation is a project of the European Union managed by the Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) and the...

Busan and Rotterdam gear up for upcoming visits

Before their scheduled study visit in July, IURC partners Busan and Rotterdam sat down for another bilateral meeting in May. As Busan will be hosting Rotterdam in July, Busan shared their upcoming study visit plan, while Rotterdam narrowed down their interests and potential topics of cooperation to explore during their study visit. Rotterdam opened with a presentation sharing about Rotterdam’s...

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...

7th Thematic Webinar: Flood Management

Within the thematic network "Ecological Transition-Green Deal,” IURC in India is working with 6 cities on the topic of flood management. On 12th April 2022, IURC hosted a thematic cluster webinar on ‘Nature-based solutions for flood management’. This event aspired to facilitate exchange of best practices on flood prevention, an early warning system and flood management coping mechanisms. City officials...

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...

Webinar 5: “Mobility Behaviour Change: Promoting Sustainable Travel Choices in Cities”

The use of private motorised vehicles in cities is responsible for a series of negative externalities, such as air and noise pollution, traffic congestion and traffic accidents, amongst others. In this regard, cities are increasingly adopting innovative policies and measures to disincentivise the use of private cars, and therefore, promote more active and sustainable mobility choices. Various measures and initiatives...

IURC among the EU voluntary commitments to the New Urban Agenda

In the framework of the High-Level Meeting on the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda, the EU and its Member States pledged six commitments taking sustainable urban development forward and accelerating the delivery of the UN New Urban Agenda: The renewed Urban Agenda for the EU Supporting the implementation of the Degree of Urbanisation The International Urban and Regional Cooperation...

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...

IURC Cities Share Food Governance Best Practices

Following the introductory webinar of the Asia Pacific Food Policy Training organised in March, IURC and the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) hosted the first webinar dedicated to the governance of food systems on 05 April. The event facilitated an exchange of experience and best practices that cities have in consolidating their political and technical commitment to the food...

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,...