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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.”


IURC China Reads

Bari and Guangzhou Met to Explore Further Partnership and Cooperation

Keru FENGMar 16, 20234 min read

On March 14th, 2023, Bari (Italy) and Guangzhou Development District (China) held a working session to discuss potential cooperation opportunities in urban development and social innovation. The two cities have…

Valencia Region and Chengdu Explore Potential Areas of Cooperation in Energy, Digitalisation, and SMEs Incubation

Keru FENGMar 2, 20233 min read

On Feb. 28, 2023, representatives from Autonomous Region of Valencia (Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness, IVACE) and stakeholders from Chengdu (Sichuan Energy Internet Research Institute, Tsinghua University, EIRI) met to…

IURC-China Team Visited the Pilot City Taicang(Suzhou)

Keru FENGFeb 26, 20234 min read

On Feb. 23-24th 2023, WANG Qian, the team leader of IURC China, together with DAI Guowen, IURC cluster manager in urban planning, visited Taicang (Suzhou). Taicang is known for its…

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IURC China Videos

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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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