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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 Team Discussed with Rome for Co-hosting a Thematic Workshop in Yangzhou and Rome

Jin JingnanMay 19, 20211 min read

Follow up with the opening of Yangzhou International Horticulture Expo, IURC-China team discussed with Rome city for co-hosting a thematic workshop held in Rome city and Yangzhou Expo’s Rome Pavilion.…

The International Horticultural Exposition 2021 Opened on April 8 in Yangzhou

Jin JingnanApril 10, 20213 min read

After 5 years of preparations, the Yangzhou International Horticultural Exposition opened on April 8, 2021. IURC-China was honored to participate in this event. The previous phase of IURC-China programme, the…

An Inspirational Cooperation Case: Cargo Railway Connection between Mannheim and Chongqing under IUC Asia Programme

Jin JingnanMarch 26, 20215 min read

A significant result of city-to-city cooperation under the IUC Asia programme  On the morning of 25th October 2018, the direct connection for freight trains from Mannheim to Chongqing in China…

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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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