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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.”


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Sisak Moslavina County and Zhongxian (Chongqing) Partnership in the Gaming Industry

Keru FENGJan 31, 20242 min read

The cooperation meeting on the partnership in the Gaming Industry and Jobs & Skills between Sisak Moslavina County (SMC) and Zhongxian (Chongqing) was held on 10th Jan. 2024. This is…

Alentejo Region and Dalian Met for Cooperation in Blue Economy and Green Port Initiatives

Keru FENGNov 29, 20232 min read

On November 22, representatives from the Alentejo Region and Dalian met to discuss the potential cooperation on the Blue Economy, focusing on the Green Port and low-carbon logistics for Blue…

Synergies and Partnership for Sustainable Development: EU-China Urban and Regional Cooperation

Keru FENGNov 27, 20234 min read

IURC- China facilitated both EU and Chinese cities and regions for their commitment to sustainable goals like Agenda 2030 (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda. It enhanced cities and regions´…

Stuttgart Region’s Study Visit to Taicang: Enhancing Partnership in Low-Carbon Urban Development and Transit-Oriented Development

Keru FENGNov 14, 20233 min read

On November 2, 2023, Taicang City (Suzhou, China) and the Stuttgart Region in Germany signed the MoU for cooperation. This marked a significant step in the partnership between the two…

Chinese Delegation Visited Brussels and Ljubljana Region

Keru FENGNov 14, 20233 min read

From Oct. 22 to 29, A high-level delegation from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and cities of Zhengzhou, Hangzhou, Liuzhou, Chongqing, Taicang and Guangzhou, visited Brussels and Ljubljana…

Bari, Bielsko-Biała, Sofia, Bacau County, Ljubljana Urban Region, Sisak Moslavina County and South Bohemia Visit Chongqing and Guangzhou

Keru FENGNov 14, 20232 min read

As a step forward to enhance EU-China urban and regional policy cooperation, a delegation Bari(Italy), Bielsko-Biała(Poland), Sofia(Bulgaria), Bacau County (Romania), Ljubljana Urban Region (Slovenia), Sisak Moslavina County (Croatia) and South…

Beijing, Dalian, Hangzhou and Zhengzhou Delegates Visit Lazio Region and Region of Western Greece

Keru FENGNov 14, 20234 min read

From July 16 to July 22, The representatives from Beijing, Dalian, Hangzhou and Zhengzhou embarked the first IURC-China delegation visit to Europe, focusing on exchanging best practices in sustainable agriculture,…

Delegation from NCI/Bologna Visits Yangzhou to Deepen Cooperation

Keru FENGOct 9, 20233 min read

From August 23rd to 25th, NCI/Bologna delegation visited Yangzhou for a renewed joint commitment to ecological, cultural, and urban sustainable development The visit is a continuation of the ongoing collaboration…

European Delegates visited Chinese Cities of Beijing, Zhengzhou and Hangzhou

Keru FENGOct 9, 20234 min read

From 2-7 July, the IURC facilitated an inaugural post-COVID study visit of European delegates from Fuenlabrada, Lazio region, Region of Western Greece, Alentejo Region, and Krapina-Zagorje county to China. This…

Kick-off Meeting for Biotech Collaboration between Santiago de Compostela and Chongqing

Keru FENGJun 29, 20233 min read

On June 21st, 2023, Santiago de Compostela and Chongqing kicked off a productive IURC-China working session—the session aimed to foster collaboration and explore opportunities in the field of biotechnology between…

Stuttgart Urban Region and Taicang Join Efforts on Transit-Oriented Development and Green Infrastructure

Keru FENGJun 16, 20232 min read

On June 15th, representatives from the Stuttgart Urban Region and Taicang (Suzhou) met in the follow-up working session to discuss collaborative actions within the framework of the IURC China on…

Cultivating Cultural Heritage and Sustainability : NCI/Bologna and Yangzhou Meeting on Green City Development

Keru FENGMay 29, 20234 min read

On May 26th, 2023, a productive working session to foster collaboration between NCI/Bologna and Yangzhou was conducted. The meeting provided a timely opportunity to discuss the progress made since the…

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