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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

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…

NCI Bologna and Yangzhou Met to Prepare for Green Design Centre and Academic Cooperations

Keru FENGDec 18, 20223 min read

On 13th December 2022, officials from Nuovo Circondario Imolese of Bologna (Italy) and Yangzhou (China) participated in an online working session to develop substantive cooperation areas between the cities. NCI,…

IURC-China Team Visits Bari, Italy

Keru FENGDec 14, 20224 min read

IURC-China team made a fruitful study visit to the city of Bari on 28-29 November 2022. The technical visits aimed at meeting the key mayor´s administration and technical staff, understanding…

IURC China Lazio Region – Zhengzhou City 2nd Working Session

Keru FENGNov 21, 20223 min read

On 03rd November, the Lazio region (Italy) and Zhengzhou city (China) undertook the second follow-up meeting as part of the IURC-China cooperation working sessions in Sustainable Agriculture and Agri-Food System.…

IURC Annual Event Brings IURC-China Cities and Regions Closer Together towards Cooperative Leadership

Keru FENGNov 17, 20226 min read

On the 7th and 8th of November, IURC-China city and region representatives met in Brussels at the IURC Annual Event 2022. The delegates exchanged their urban/regional development experiences, found solutions…

IURC China Cooperation Webinar: Urban Renewal and Renovation Wave

Keru FENGNov 7, 20224 min read

In IURC cities, both in Europe and China, urban renewal has become the major approach to meet the increasing demand of residents for urban space and facilities without the expenses…

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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
Liuzhou in Foreigners’ Eyes
Mannheim on Innovation Cooperation with China