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Watch the webinar: “Urban Agriculture”

Ramon ZamoraSep 16, 20223 min read

(EN) On September 13th, IURC Latin America held its 7th webinar about “Urban Agriculture”. The event brought together international experts from the municipality of Rome (Italy), the Politecnico di Milano…

Kicking things off: EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation

Ivana Rae AlmoraSep 16, 20223 min read

On the 13th of July 2022, 6 Regions from different Member States of the EU and 5 Japanese prefectures met online as a First touchpoint of the “EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation…

Asia Pacific cities join global network to strengthen food systems

Siriwat PokrajenSep 15, 20221 min read

The European Union supports the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) within the Farm to Fork Strategy. The strategy is at the heart of the European Green Deal and aims…

Apply Now! Pilot Project “REGIONS2030: Monitoring the SDGs in the EU regions – Filling the data gaps”

Arianna AmericoSep 12, 20223 min read

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is inviting European regions to express their interest to contribute to the Pilot Project “REGIONS2030: Monitoring the SDGs in the EU regions – Filling the…

EU and Vietnamese cities explore smart mobility solutions for climate adaptation

Siriwat PokrajenSep 12, 20223 min read

The Stuttgart Region, the Colleferro-Latina Functional Area, Da Lat City and Ha Tinh City met on 5th September 2022 to share their experiences during the session on Technical Infrastructure Part…

Sofia and Sejong leap forward in cooperation with a study visit

Siriwat PokrajenSep 9, 20224 min read

Through the IURC programme, Sejong and Sofia conducted their first study visit in Sejong from 29 August to 2 September 2022. The visit was very much anticipated by both parties,…

Seoul and Dublin step further to more concrete partnership with a study visit

Siriwat PokrajenSep 9, 20223 min read

Seoul and Dublin conducted the first study visit in Seoul from 29 August to 2 September 2022 through the IURC programme (International Urban and Regional Cooperation) sponsored by the European…

Study Visit Central Macedonia – La Libertad, July 11-13, 2022

Ramon ZamoraAug 31, 20224 min read

A delegation from La Libertad, Peru carried out its study visit in Central Macedonia, Greece As part of the cooperation activities between Central Macedonia (Greece) and La Libertad (Peru), the…

Team Europe and Thai cities commit to sustainable food systems

Siriwat PokrajenAug 29, 20226 min read

The European Union, the Embassy of Italy to Thailand, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Chiang Mai Municipality and the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) are cooperating to make Bangkok’s and…

Study Visit Coimbra – Valle del Cauca, July 4-6, 2022

Ramon ZamoraAug 26, 20224 min read

A delegation from Valle del Cauca, Colombia carried out its study visit in Coimbra, Portugal As part of the cooperation activities between Coimbra (Portugal) and Valle del Cauca (Colombia), a…

Webinar 7: “Urban Agriculture”

Ramon ZamoraAug 25, 20222 min read

We are very pleased to invite you to join us for the ”Urban Agriculture” webinar. The event is organized by the International Urban and Regional Cooperation Latin America (IURC-LAC) Programme…

Ottawa Waste Management & Circular Economy Networking Event

Susana ArellanoAug 16, 20222 min read

IURC NA, in partnership with the City of Ottawa and the EU-funded project Reducing Plastic Waste in Canada, held on June 2nd and 3rd, 2022, the Waste Management & Circular Economy…

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Watch the webinar: “Urban Agriculture”

Ramon ZamoraSep 16, 20223 min read

(EN) On September 13th, IURC Latin America held its 7th webinar about “Urban Agriculture”. The event brought together international experts from the municipality of Rome (Italy), the Politecnico di Milano…

Apply Now! Pilot Project “REGIONS2030: Monitoring the SDGs in the EU regions – Filling the data gaps”

Arianna AmericoSep 12, 20223 min read

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is inviting European regions to express their interest to contribute to the Pilot Project “REGIONS2030: Monitoring the SDGs in the EU regions – Filling the…

Sofia and Sejong leap forward in cooperation with a study visit

Siriwat PokrajenSep 9, 20224 min read

Through the IURC programme, Sejong and Sofia conducted their first study visit in Sejong from 29 August to 2 September 2022. The visit was very much anticipated by both parties,…

Study Visit Central Macedonia – La Libertad, July 11-13, 2022

Ramon ZamoraAug 31, 20224 min read

A delegation from La Libertad, Peru carried out its study visit in Central Macedonia, Greece As part of the cooperation activities between Central Macedonia (Greece) and La Libertad (Peru), the…

Study Visit Coimbra – Valle del Cauca, July 4-6, 2022

Ramon ZamoraAug 26, 20224 min read

A delegation from Valle del Cauca, Colombia carried out its study visit in Coimbra, Portugal As part of the cooperation activities between Coimbra (Portugal) and Valle del Cauca (Colombia), a…

Webinar 7: “Urban Agriculture”

Ramon ZamoraAug 25, 20222 min read

We are very pleased to invite you to join us for the ”Urban Agriculture” webinar. The event is organized by the International Urban and Regional Cooperation Latin America (IURC-LAC) Programme…

Call for Partners: Urban Agenda for the EU Partnerships on Greening Cities and Sustainable Tourism

Arianna AmericoJul 20, 20223 min read

Call for Cities, Member States, Partner States, Regions, city consortiums, national city umbrella organisations, and other stakeholders to form two new Thematic Partnerships under the Urban Agenda for the EU…

IURC Global Dispatch No. 3

Arianna AmericoJul 15, 20221 min read

The third IURC newsletter is out, you can read it here! Remember to subscribe to receive future newsletter via this link.

Early Success Story from IURC Latin America and Much More

Ramon ZamoraJul 12, 20227 min read

As part of the cooperation activities between the Silesian Voivodeship (Poland) and the State of Paraná (Brazil), the regions have found technology transfer and joint R&D&I as opportunities to promote…

A delegation from Paraná State, Brazil carried out its study visit in Silesia, Poland

Ramon ZamoraJul 12, 20224 min read

As part of the cooperation activities between the Silesian Voivodeship (Poland) and the State of Paraná (Brazil), a delegation of 2 senior officials from Paraná carried out their 3-day study…

Key highlights from the IURC Networking Event at WUF11

Arianna AmericoJul 8, 20227 min read

The World Urban Forum is the premier global conference on sustainable urbanization where all key actors from the quadruple helix meet to transform our cities for a better urban future.…

IURC Latin America at WUF11

Ramon ZamoraJul 7, 20224 min read

Delegates from 15 cities and regions participating in the International Urban and Regional Cooperation programme (IURC) Latin America met from June 26-28 at UN Habitat’s World Urban Forum in Katowice,…

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Kicking things off: EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation

Ivana Rae AlmoraSep 16, 20223 min read

On the 13th of July 2022, 6 Regions from different Member States of the EU and 5 Japanese prefectures met online as a First touchpoint of the “EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation…

Asia Pacific cities join global network to strengthen food systems

Siriwat PokrajenSep 15, 20221 min read

The European Union supports the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) within the Farm to Fork Strategy. The strategy is at the heart of the European Green Deal and aims…

EU and Vietnamese cities explore smart mobility solutions for climate adaptation

Siriwat PokrajenSep 12, 20223 min read

The Stuttgart Region, the Colleferro-Latina Functional Area, Da Lat City and Ha Tinh City met on 5th September 2022 to share their experiences during the session on Technical Infrastructure Part…

Sofia and Sejong leap forward in cooperation with a study visit

Siriwat PokrajenSep 9, 20224 min read

Through the IURC programme, Sejong and Sofia conducted their first study visit in Sejong from 29 August to 2 September 2022. The visit was very much anticipated by both parties,…

Seoul and Dublin step further to more concrete partnership with a study visit

Siriwat PokrajenSep 9, 20223 min read

Seoul and Dublin conducted the first study visit in Seoul from 29 August to 2 September 2022 through the IURC programme (International Urban and Regional Cooperation) sponsored by the European…

Team Europe and Thai cities commit to sustainable food systems

Siriwat PokrajenAug 29, 20226 min read

The European Union, the Embassy of Italy to Thailand, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Chiang Mai Municipality and the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) are cooperating to make Bangkok’s and…

Multistakeholder partnership on flood management between Kochi, Messina and key academic institutions

Siriwat PokrajenAug 16, 20223 min read

The Kochi-Messina city-to-city cooperation on flood management as part of the EU funded IURC programme is enabling the cities to ‘learn from each other, set ambitious targets, forge lasting partnerships,…

1st MUFPP Asia Pacific Regional Forum with support from EU

Siriwat PokrajenAug 11, 20225 min read

With support from the European Union, the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) Secretariat, the City of Bandung, and the University of Parahyangan co-organised the 1st MUFPP Asia Pacific Regional…

Ranchi and Patna visit Reggio Emilia

Siriwat PokrajenAug 1, 20224 min read

Two delegates from the Indian city of Ranchi and one delegate from the Indian city of Patna visited Reggio Emilia (Italy) from the 20th to 23rd of June 2022. The…

Achieving Social and Economic Equity through Food System

Siriwat PokrajenJul 29, 20225 min read

The MUFPP & IURC has been running an Asia Pacific food policy training since March 2022, having covered two aspects of food policy: 1) Governance of Food System and 2)…

Rotterdam visits Busan and Sejong as the first study visit of the IURC EU-Korea partnerships

Pablo GandaraJul 19, 20225 min read

From 4-8 July 2022, Rotterdam visited South Korea as part of the IURC programme to connect with Busan, its partner city, and Sejong, whom it is expanding cooperation with outside…

Early success story from Asia & Australasia and much more

Siriwat PokrajenJul 12, 20229 min read

The exchange of knowledge and best practices between EU and non-EU cities in the Asian and Australasian geographical area has been dynamic. Since the start of 2022, the project team…

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Early Success Story from IURC China and Much More

Keru FENGJul 13, 20225 min read

In IURC-China, the European and Chinese pilot cities and regions are facing similar challenges in urban transformation, industrial upgrading and environmental sustainability, albeit in varying social and economic contexts. They…

IURC-China Thematic Cooperation Webinar on Sustainable Agriculture and Agri-food System

Keru FENGJun 24, 20225 min read

On 23 June 2022, as part of the IURC China thematic cluster working sessions, IURC-China organized a webinar on Sustainable Agriculture and Agri-food System. The webinar focused on policies, knowledge…

Zoom-in Europe (I): Regional Innovation & Smart Sustainable Specialisation Strategies in the EU

Keru FENGJun 13, 20222 min read

IURC-China successfully organized the first “Zoom-in Europe” online training session “Regional Innovation in the EU”, on Thursday 02 June 2022. The online training session aims to bring together urban and…

IURC China Webinar | Regional Innovation & Smart Sustainable Specialisation Strategies

Keru FENGJun 6, 20225 min read

On 2 June 2022, IURC China has organised the cooperation networking webinar on the Regional Innovation & Smart Specialisation Strategies. The event involved 14 European and Chinese regions, which are…

Technology 4.0 & Industry 5.0 and Innovation for a Green and Digital Transition | IURC-China Cooperation Networking Webinar

Keru FENGMay 5, 20225 min read

The EU and China share the objective of sustainable green growth. Policies and investments are put in the position to support the innovation in green technologies and the transformation of…

Zoom-in China Series (IV): Opportunities from China’s Green Transition

Keru FENGApr 15, 20222 min read

IURC – China teamed up with EU SME Centre and co-organized a training session on 13 April 2022, which provided the participants with an overview of the key elements and…

Valencia Region-Chengdu Cooperation on Cultural and Creative Ecosystem

Keru FENGApr 7, 20223 min read

Cultural and creative industries are crucial in terms of their footprint on economic growth and employment. They drive innovation and contribute to positive social impact.  They are among the hardest…

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,…

Zoom-in China Series (III): Understanding Tourism & Culture Industry in China

Keru FENGMar 7, 20223 min read

IURC-China successfully organized the third “Zoom-in China” online training session “Understanding Tourism & Culture Industry in China”, on Thursday 03 March 2022. The online training session aims to bring together…

The First IURC-China Networking Event: Learning and Inspiring

Keru FENGJan 28, 20222 min read

The IURC-China team organised the first IURC-China Networking Event on January 26, 2022. The main objectives of this online meeting are to bring together the IURC-China participating cities and regions,…

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Watch the webinar: “Urban Agriculture”

Ramon ZamoraSep 16, 20223 min read

(EN) On September 13th, IURC Latin America held its 7th webinar about “Urban Agriculture”. The event brought together international experts from the municipality of Rome (Italy), the Politecnico di Milano…

Study Visit Central Macedonia – La Libertad, July 11-13, 2022

Ramon ZamoraAug 31, 20224 min read

A delegation from La Libertad, Peru carried out its study visit in Central Macedonia, Greece As part of the cooperation activities between Central Macedonia (Greece) and La Libertad (Peru), the…

Study Visit Coimbra – Valle del Cauca, July 4-6, 2022

Ramon ZamoraAug 26, 20224 min read

A delegation from Valle del Cauca, Colombia carried out its study visit in Coimbra, Portugal As part of the cooperation activities between Coimbra (Portugal) and Valle del Cauca (Colombia), a…

Webinar 7: “Urban Agriculture”

Ramon ZamoraAug 25, 20222 min read

We are very pleased to invite you to join us for the ”Urban Agriculture” webinar. The event is organized by the International Urban and Regional Cooperation Latin America (IURC-LAC) Programme…

Early Success Story from IURC Latin America and Much More

Ramon ZamoraJul 12, 20227 min read

As part of the cooperation activities between the Silesian Voivodeship (Poland) and the State of Paraná (Brazil), the regions have found technology transfer and joint R&D&I as opportunities to promote…

A delegation from Paraná State, Brazil carried out its study visit in Silesia, Poland

Ramon ZamoraJul 12, 20224 min read

As part of the cooperation activities between the Silesian Voivodeship (Poland) and the State of Paraná (Brazil), a delegation of 2 senior officials from Paraná carried out their 3-day study…

IURC Latin America at WUF11

Ramon ZamoraJul 7, 20224 min read

Delegates from 15 cities and regions participating in the International Urban and Regional Cooperation programme (IURC) Latin America met from June 26-28 at UN Habitat’s World Urban Forum in Katowice,…

Study Visit Ancona – Guanajuato, June 30-July 2

Ramon ZamoraJul 2, 20223 min read

Within the framework of the International Program for Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC Latin America), financed by the European Union, a delegation of two officials from the Mexican city of…

Study Visit Parma – Merida, June 22-24

Ramon ZamoraJun 24, 20222 min read

In the framework of the International Urban and Regional Cooperation Programme (IURC Latin America), funded by the European Union, a delegation of three officials from the Mexican city of Merida…

Watch the webinar video: “Inclusive Recycling”

Ramon ZamoraJun 17, 20222 min read

(EN) On June 15th, IURC Latin America held its 6th webinar about “Inclusive Recycling”. The event brought together international experts from the municipalities of Fortaleza (Brazil) and Hermosillo (Mexico), as…

Study Visit of delegates from Fortaleza (Brazil) in Essen (Germany), June 7-10

Ramon ZamoraJun 14, 20223 min read

A delegation of 3 representatives from Fortaleza undertook a 3-days Study Visit in Essen. Both cities are working together in the framework of the International, Urban and Regional Cooperation programme…

Watch the webinar video: “Mobility Behaviour Change: Promoting Sustainable Choices in Cities”

Ramon ZamoraJun 8, 20221 min read

On May 19th, IURC Latin America held its 5th webinar about “Mobility Behaviour Change”. The event brought together international experts from ITDP Mexico, the municipality of Umea (Sweden), and the…

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Ottawa Waste Management & Circular Economy Networking Event

Susana ArellanoAug 16, 20222 min read

IURC NA, in partnership with the City of Ottawa and the EU-funded project Reducing Plastic Waste in Canada, held on June 2nd and 3rd, 2022, the Waste Management & Circular Economy…

Study Visit Madrid, Spain in San Diego, USA

Susana ArellanoAug 12, 20224 min read

31 May – 2 June 2022 Three delegates from Madrid, Spain, traveled to San Diego, USA, to complete their first study visit to learn best practices and share challenges on:…

Study Visit Bergamo and Rimini, Italy in Aurora, USA

Susana ArellanoAug 9, 20225 min read

23 – 25 May 2022 The cities of Bergamo and Rimini, Italy, undertook their first study visit as part of the IURC program in Aurora, Illinois, in the US. The…

Study Visit Barcelona Metropolitan Area, Spain in Boston and Northern Virginia, USA

Susana ArellanoAug 6, 20228 min read

25 – 29 April 2022 The visit from Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB), Spain, to Boston and Northern Virginia, USA, was the first between three cities/metro areas as part of the…

Study Visit Braga, Portugal to St. John’s, Canada

Susana ArellanoJul 23, 20223 min read

19 – 21 June 2022 The study visit kicked off with a reception by St. John´s Mayor to the delegation of Braga for an exchange of ideas and proposals for…

Early Success Story from IURC North America and Much More

Susana ArellanoJul 12, 20225 min read

The pairing between Braga, Portugal, and St. John’s, Canada, selected Urban Agriculture as one of their thematic areas of cooperation. During the study visit to St. John’s in June 2022,…

Study visit Zaragoza, Spain in Ottawa, Canada

Susana ArellanoJun 24, 20223 min read

30 May – 01 June  2022 This first study visit between the paired cities kicked off with a reception by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson to the delegation of Zaragoza and…

Study visit Pittsburgh, USA in Dortmund, Germany

Susana ArellanoJun 23, 20223 min read

2 – 4 May  2022 The cities of Pittsburgh, USA, and Dortmund, Germany, held their first study visit in Dortmund from May 2-4, 2022, to share experiences around the following…

Study Visit Metropolis GZM, Poland in Metropolitan Kansas City, USA

Susana ArellanoJun 21, 20223 min read

4-6 April  2022 The first study visit from Metropolis GZM, Poland, and Metropolitan Kansas City, USA, took place from April 4-6, 2022. They focused on the following Joint Areas of…

Innovative Local Economic Development

Susana ArellanoJun 21, 20222 min read

Our webinar series on Education, Jobs, and Skills involve IURC-NA cities and key stakeholders in a peer-to-peer learning environment to discuss and share challenges and best practices to build long-term…

Study Visit Dortmund, Germany in Pittsburgh, USA

Susana ArellanoMay 23, 20223 min read

Study Visit Dates: 4 – 6 April  2022 One of the highlights of the city-to-city cooperation process is the learning experience in the field when the IURC programme directly organises…

Study Visit Mannheim, Germany in Windsor, Canada

Susana ArellanoMay 18, 20223 min read

Study Visit Dates: 4 – 6 April 2022 The first study visit between Windsor, Canada, and Mannheim, Germany, focused on the following Joint Areas of Cooperation: -Renovation Wave – Energy…

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