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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


Knowledge Sharing: the EU-China Regional Innovation Joint Study

Jin JingnanAugust 27, 20216 min read

The EU-China Regional Innovation Joint Study, supported by previous IUC-Asia programme, is to compare the European and Chinese approaches to regional innovation carrying out a comparative analysis at a general…

IURC-China Thematic Webinar: Urban Planning on Innovation District

Jin JingnanJuly 23, 20218 min read

The IURC-China programme held today its 2nd thematic webinar, the Urban Planning on Innovation District. More than 30 participants from Barcelona, Liuzhou, Beijing, Yangzhou and Xiamen took part. This webinar…

The Promotion Ceremony of Rome Garden and Culture & Tourism Exchange Held in IHE Yangzhou

Jin JingnanJuly 9, 202112 min read

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…

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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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