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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


The Second IURC China Training Session “ZOOM-IN China: Regional Development” launched

Jin JingnanNovember 8, 20213 min read

On 5th November 2021 the IURC China training session, Zoom-in China: Regional Development was hold through video conference. Through this session, more than 30 representatives from IURC participating cities and…

The First IURC China Training Session “ZOOM-IN China: Urbanization” Launched

Jin JingnanNovember 8, 20213 min read

Under the encompassing title ZOOM-IN China, on 4th November 2021 the first online training session, Zoom-in China: urbanisation took place and gathered more than 30 representatives from IURC participating cities…

IURC Annual Event: registrations are open!

Anthony ColcloughNovember 2, 20212 min read

Join us for the first International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) Annual Event, where over the course of two days you will have the chance to deep dive into the…

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IURC China Videos


Two Minutes Into IURC-China
City-to-City Cooperation Update by EU Cities 欧洲案例城市谈与中国合作
Mannheim on Innovation Cooperation with China
二分钟带您了解IURC-China 欧盟国际城市与区域合作项目
Liuzhou on the IUC Cooperation 柳州:参与IUC项目与欧合作
Chongqing DRC Interview 重庆发改委专访

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