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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

IURC Annual Event: registrations are open!

Anthony ColcloughNov 2, 20212 min read

Join us for the first International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) Annual Event, where over the course of two days you will have the chance to deep dive into the…

The Opening Remark by Councilor of Energy and Climate Action of EU Delegation to China on EIIES in Chengdu

Jin JingnanOct 17, 20213 min read

The 3rd Energy Internet Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit (EIIES) took place on 16th October in Chengdu and highlighted the leaders driving the energy transition. Technology corporations, startups, accelerators, and government…

Knowledge Sharing: the EU-China Regional Innovation Joint Study

Jin JingnanAug 27, 20216 min read

The EU-China Regional Innovation Joint Study, supported by previous IUC-Asia programme, is to compare the European and Chinese approaches to regional innovation carrying out a comparative analysis at a general…

IURC-China Thematic Webinar: Urban Planning on Innovation District

Jin JingnanJul 23, 20218 min read

The IURC-China programme held today its 2nd thematic webinar, the Urban Planning on Innovation District. More than 30 participants from Barcelona, Liuzhou, Beijing, Yangzhou and Xiamen took part. This webinar…

The Promotion Ceremony of Rome Garden and Culture & Tourism Exchange Held in IHE Yangzhou

Jin JingnanJul 9, 202112 min read

The IURC-China programme held the Promotion Ceremony of Rome Garden and Culture & Tourism Exchange in the International Horticulture Expo 2021 Yangzhou on 8th July. Representatives from Rome Municipality and…

IURC-China Thematic Webinar: Green and Sustainable Buildings

Jin JingnanJun 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…

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 JingnanApr 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 JingnanMar 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…

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

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