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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


IURC China Cooperation Webinar: Urban Planning and Design for Inclusive, Productive, Sustainable and Resilient Cities

Keru FENGOct 31, 20224 min read

The sustainability, productivity and resilience of urban systems heavily depend on transformation through urban planning and design, with the interaction of different stakeholders, allowing for reliable and forward-thinking collaboration among…

IURC China Bilateral Working Session on Sustainable Agri-Food System : Lazio Region – Zhengzhou City

Keru FENGOct 18, 20223 min read

On 29 September, delegates from Zhengzhou City (China) and Lazio region (Italy) participated in a bilateral working session to discuss potential cooperation on sustainable agri-food system. The delegates exchanged experiences…

EU-China Cooperation in Education, Jobs & Skills: New Skills Agenda for Sustainability, Competitiveness, and Innovation

Keru FENGOct 10, 20226 min read

On 28th September, the IURC-China cooperation webinar on Education, Jobs, and Skills invited European and Chinese cities and regions in a collaborative and participatory environment to share best practices for…

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IURC China Videos


Two Minutes Into IURC-China

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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