Category: News from IURC


The future of Latin American food markets

What is the future of food markets? Though many large wholesale food markets have been moved to the peripheries of our cities over the years, those that remain in urban environments continue to be highly valued by their communities. This can be because of the fresh, cheap food and the social ties between vendors and customers. We invite you to...

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. [caption id="attachment_5633" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Mr. Sebastien PAQUOT, Head of Section - Counsellor Climate and Environment of EU Delegation to China[/caption] Mr. Sebastien PAQUOT, Head of Section - Counsellor Climate and Environment of...

IURC develops city-to-city cooperation opening the door to a 50 million USD public-private partnership between Los Cabos, Mexico and Spanish private investment

As a result of the cooperation between the cities of Los Cabos, Mexico, and Almería, Spain, within the framework of the IURC 1st phase (IUC ), the contract for the new Los Cabos’ water supply network was awarded to the Spanish company Aqualia. The Los Cabos- Almería partnership through the IUC (1st phase of IURC) programme made possible the introduction...

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...

European city or region? Apply Now To Go International

Did you miss our Landing IURC event? Watch the recording here or consult the presentation here. The doors are open for you to apply for the International Urban and Regional Cooperation programme, an opportunity for your city or region and local stakeholders to pair up with cities in Asia, Australasia and Latin and North America to exchange on sustainability and innovation,...

IURC-China Team Discussed with Rome for Co-hosting a Thematic Workshop in Yangzhou and Rome

Follow up with the opening of Yangzhou International Horticulture Expo, IURC-China team discussed with Rome city for co-hosting a thematic workshop held in Rome city and Yangzhou Expo’s Rome Pavilion. The Rome Garden “Hortus Romani” in Yangzhou Expo, showcasing sustainable urban development concepts and best practices, are particularly focusing on energy efficiency, architecture design and public space. [caption id="attachment_4606" align="alignnone"...

Why EU cities and regions must be international

“We are major advocates of the need for a territorial justice and for territorial development and we have been now 30 years in this business.” This passion for justice, according to Ronald Hall, Senior adviser to the Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy, made the International Urban and Regional Cooperation programme a natural step for DG REGIO. Watch or...

A digital international city

Looking for a neat interactive experience strolling through a digital international city? Our virtual brochure is populated by characters and quotes that will help guide you to understand the virtues of international cooperation, how the programme works, and what it holds for you. This animated experience lets you browse the geographical areas of the world and discover how they benefited...