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The overall objective of IURC China Programme is to lead and develop urban and regional cooperation between the EU and China. The activities are twofold: sustainable urban development and innovation.


The Component 1 supports cities from both sides to develop approaches and implement solutions to common urban challenges.

And the Component 2 supports a limited number of Chinese and EU regions/provinces – to be understood as sub-national entities – to develop and implement innovation actions for regional and local development cooperation and investments on a mutual benefit basis.

“IUC Asia has achieved to create a network, a community, if I may say a family, of European and Chinese regional authorities, non-state and state actors, public and private friends and colleagues. It has inspired great willingness and commitment of cities from the EU and from China to work together on pertinent subjects, focus on sustainable urbanization and act as real partners in times of pandemic. IURC China will further nurture this solid foundation, excel the quality of city and now also regional partnerships and elevate the cooperation to the next level by involving a strong dimension of innovation.”

– MS. ALEXANDRA LEHMANN, ATTACHÉ, FOREIGN POLICY INSTRUMENTS, EUROPEAN UNION, DELEGATION TO THE P.R. OF CHINA

IURC China Reads


IURC China Lazio Region – Zhengzhou City 2nd Working Session

Keru FENGNov 21, 20223 min read

On 03rd November, the Lazio region (Italy) and Zhengzhou city (China) undertook the second follow-up meeting as part of the IURC-China cooperation working sessions in Sustainable Agriculture and Agri-Food System.…

IURC Annual Event Brings IURC-China Cities and Regions Closer Together towards Cooperative Leadership

Keru FENGNov 17, 20226 min read

On the 7th and 8th of November, IURC-China city and region representatives met in Brussels at the IURC Annual Event 2022. The delegates exchanged their urban/regional development experiences, found solutions…

IURC China Cooperation Webinar: Urban Renewal and Renovation Wave

Keru FENGNov 7, 20224 min read

In IURC cities, both in Europe and China, urban renewal has become the major approach to meet the increasing demand of residents for urban space and facilities without the expenses…

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IURC China Videos


Two Minutes Into IURC-China

IUC City-to-City Cooperation Update by EU Cities
Liuzhou on EU Cooperation within the IUC
Mannheim on Innovation Cooperation with China

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