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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

IURC-China Webinar: Empowering SMEs through Digital Skills & Talent Development

Keru FENGMay 7, 20236 min read

On May 5th, 2023, a constructive IURC-China cooperation webinar was held, bringing together pilot cities and regions from Region of Western Greece, Alentejo Region, Fuenlabrada, and Hangzhou, to address the…

IURC Team Visited Alentejo Region

Keru FENGMay 4, 20236 min read

The IURC China team’s study visit to the Alentejo region of Portugal provided a comprehensive understanding of the region’s potential as an emerging hub for innovation and sustainable development. The…

Cooperation between Stuttgart Urban Region and Taicang (Suzhou) on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) and Productive City Development

Keru FENGApr 25, 20236 min read

On April 17th, 2023, the pilot cities of the IURC China – Stuttgart Urban Region and Taicang (Suzhou) – held a working session to discuss potential cooperation on Transit-Oriented Development…

Fuenlabrada and Hangzhou Met for Cooperation in Digital Skills

Keru FENGApr 16, 20235 min read

On March 22, 2023, the representatives of Fuenlabrada and Hangzhou met online to discuss potential collaboration on e-commerce education and training for SMEs. The meeting was attended by the city…

IURC China Team Visited the Pilot City Fuenlabrada

Keru FENGApr 13, 20235 min read

On March 21 – 22, 2023, the IURC China team conducted a technical visit to Fuenlabrada (Spain), a municipality that has experienced a remarkable transformation in the past decades, with…

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…

Signing Ceremony for Memorandum of Understanding between Lazio Region and Zhengzhou

Keru FENGFeb 6, 20236 min read

On 31st January 2023, the Lazio region (Italy) and Zhengzhou city (China) signed the Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation within the framework of EU-China Cooperation on Regional Policy, facilitated by…

Lazio-Zhengzhou Regional Innovation Cooperation: IURC China Team Visited Lazio Region

Keru FENGJan 25, 20235 min read

On 21st -22nd December 2022, the IURC China team conducted a study visit to the Lazio Region. The visit began with a hybrid meeting attended by the delegates from Zhengzhou…

A Retrospect of 2022 and Looking Ahead to 2023

Keru FENGDec 30, 202210 min read

It’s that time of year again! 2022 has been a year of achievements. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to IURC China pilot cities and regions, stakeholders and…

NCI Bologna and Yangzhou Met to Prepare for Green Design Centre and Academic Cooperations

Keru FENGDec 18, 20223 min read

On 13th December 2022, officials from Nuovo Circondario Imolese of Bologna (Italy) and Yangzhou (China) participated in an online working session to develop substantive cooperation areas between the cities. NCI,…

IURC China Videos

Two Minutes Into IURC-China

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

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