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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 Thematic Webinar: Green and Sustainable Buildings

Jin JingnanJune 30, 202115 min read

The IURC-China programme held its first thematic webinar “Green and Sustainable Buildings” on 30th June. Participants from Barcelona, Bologna, Rome, Liuzhou, Beijing, Xiamen, Yangzhou, Yantai joined the event. Mr. Sebastien…

The Inauguration of Mannheim (Rhein-Neckar)-Chongqing Center Strengthens Two Cities’ Relationship

Jin JingnanMay 22, 20213 min read

On 21st May, the inauguration of the Mannheim (Rhein-Neckar)-Chongqing Center witnessed the partnership further consolidated. The Center connects the European metropolitan region Rhine-Neckar with the Chinese urban region Chongqing. First…

China – Europe Cooperation on Sustainable Innovation and Development Seminar in Chongqing

Jin JingnanMay 22, 20214 min read

On 21st May, Chongqing DRC, Administrative Committee of Chongqing Liangjiang New Area, China European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC) and IURC-China co-hosted the China – Europe Cooperation on…

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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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