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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

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…

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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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