Category: News from IURC


Study Visit of Ancona in Guanajuato, Mexico, Oct 30 – Nov 2

Within the framework of the International Program for Urban and Regional Cooperation - IURC Latin America, financed by the European Union, a delegation of three officials from the Italian city of Ancona carried out a three-day study visit in the city of Guanajuato, Mexico, between October 30th and November 2nd, 2022. During the last few months, both cities had been...

Regional Workshop for European, Asian and Australasian city experts in Brussels

More than 50 delegates from 26 EU cities and regions as well as from 6 cities from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Republic of Korea and India met on 7 November 2022 in Brussels to exchange on the implementation of the IURC programme. The workshop provided the opportunity for cross-country cooperation among the IURC thematic areas. The event was organised...

A delegation from North-East, Romania carried out its study visit in Atlántico, Colombia

As part of the cooperation activities between North-East (Romania) and Atlántico (Colombia), two officials from the North-East Regional Development Agency carried out their 3-day study visit in Atlántico from October 17th through October 19th, 2022. Both regions cooperate to identify investment opportunities based on S3 priority areas and share best practices on performing cluster management organizations to boost their economic...

A delegation from Ostrobothnia, Finland, begins a study visit to Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica, Chile

On Monday, November 7th, the region of Magallanes and the Chilean Antarctic welcomed the delegation of the Ostrobothnia region, as part of the second phase of the International Urban Cooperation Programme, which aims to lead and develop a form of decentralized international cooperation in matters of regional innovation. This first day had the important participation of the regional government, led...

A delegation from Naples, Italy carried out its study visit to Manaus, Brazil

As part of the cooperation activities between Naples (Italy) and Manaus (Brazil), a delegation of officials from the city of Naples carried out their study visit to the city of Manaus. During this 3-day study visit, the representatives of Naples were guided by the Manaus representatives through strategic locations: the first day started with a boat trip along the Negro...

Webinar 9: “Gender & Planning: Towards more inclusive cities”

We are very pleased to invite you to join us for the "Gender & Planning: Towards more inclusive cities" webinar. 🗓️The event is organized by the International Urban and Regional Cooperation Latin America (IURC-LAC) Programme on Monday, November 21st  at 09:00 CDT/16:00 CEST. The webinar will have a duration of 75 minutes and offer simultaneous interpretation in English, Spanish, and Portuguese....

A delegation from Piura, Peru carried out its study visit in Extremadura, Spain

As part of the cooperation activities between Extremadura (Spain) and Piura (Peru), a delegation of 5 officials from Piura Regional Government, University of Piura (UDEP) and the Center for Studies for the Prevention and Correction of Abdominal Diseases (CEPCEA) carried out their study visit in Extremadura from September 29th through October 4th, 2022. During this 4-day study visit, the Foundation...

Watch IURC-LA webinar #8: “Urban Commons, Experiences from Naples, São Paulo, and Manaus”

On October 28th, IURC Latin America held its 8th webinar about “Urban Commons”. The event brought together international experts from the municipalities of Naples (Italy) and Manaus (Brazil), the University of Salerno (Italy), as well as the Instituto Procomum (Brazil). The webinar started with an introduction of the management of commons in Naples, followed by a more detailed reflection on...

Study visit of Rome to Bandung City

25-28 October 2022 Through the IURC programme, Rome (Italy) conducted a study visit to Bandung City (Indonesia) from October 25 to 28, 2022. The delegation consisted of four officials, led by Mr. Raffaele Barbato, Director of the Strategic Planning and National Plan for Recovery and Resilience (PNRR) Department – Municipality of Rome. Representatives from other organisations joined the study visit,...

Essen – Grenoble-Alpes Métropole – Toyota – Koriyama Study visit

11-15 October 2022 The City of Essen, Germany, and Grenoble-Alpes Métropole, France, sent a delegation to the cities of Toyota and Koriyama in Japan, to explore the possibilities of urban and regional cooperation in the fields of Hydrogen and Open Innovation. The mission aimed at establishing a mutually-beneficial and future-oriented relationship between not only the four municipalities but academic and...