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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 Webinar: Nature-Based Solutions and Circularity in Cities and Regions

Keru FENGMar 28, 20224 min read

We live in a world facing challenges of resource depletion, climate change and degradation of ecosystems.  Nature-based solutions (NBS) and circular economy (CE) can provide tools for transitioning ecosystem services…

Meeting between Sapienza University of Rome and Yangzhou University

Keru FENGMar 22, 20222 min read

IURC-China organised a working group meeting on the 17th of March 2022, for the cluster on Education, Jobs, Skills and Innovation centres with a specific focus on the field of…

IURC China Webinar: Tourism & Culture in Green and Digital Transition

Keru FENGMar 8, 20224 min read

On 04 March 2022, the thematic webinar on Tourism & Culture in Green and Digital Transition was successfully held as a part of the IURC China thematic cluster working session,…

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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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