Launch of EU-Australian Cities Cooperation


    2021-11-30 08:00 - 09:30

    2021-11-30 08:00 - 09:30


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2021-11-30 08:00 - 09:30

In the context of the IURC project, the city coordinators for the selected European and Australian pilot cities are invited to join an online launch of the EU-Australian cities cooperation on Tuesday, 30 November 2021, at 08:00-09:30 CET / 18:00-19:30 Canberra time).


Moderation: Prof. Bruce Wilson, EU Centre of Excellence, RMIT, Melbourne and IURC Australasia Helpdesk Coordinator

• Welcoming by EUD: H.E. Dr. Michael Pulch, EU Ambassador to Australia (5 min)

• Introduction to international city-to-city cooperation by Dr. Ronald Hall, Senior Advisor, DG REGIO, EU Commission (10 min)

• Presentation round of the pilot cities (35 min)

a. EU cities (Barcelona, Florence, Hamburg, Madrid) – 5 min each city
b. Australian cities (Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne) – 5 min each city

• Feedback from the IURC Project Team (10 min)

a. Australia coordinator on the cities’ presentations: Prof. Bruce Wilson
b. IURC Team Coordinator on pathways for cooperation: Pablo Gándara

• Open discussion on possible topics of cooperation (20 min)

• Next steps and closing: (10 min)