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APPLY NOW! EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation

Ivana Rae AlmoraMay 12, 20222 min read

5 Regions from different Member States of the EU and 5 Prefectures from Japan will soon be selected to exchange best practices and knowledge to improve and to internationalise their…

Busan and Rotterdam gear up for upcoming visits

Siriwat PokrajenMay 12, 20223 min read

Before their scheduled study visit in July, IURC partners Busan and Rotterdam sat down for another bilateral meeting in May. As Busan will be hosting Rotterdam in July, Busan shared…

Leuven representative meet in Gwalior

Siriwat PokrajenMay 7, 20222 min read

Representatives from Gwalior, Leuven and IURC met on 25 April 2022 in Gwalior to promote the cooperation on business incubator support and plan the exchange visit of 4 delegates from…

Study Visit Parma – Mérida, May 3-6

Ramon ZamoraMay 6, 20224 min read

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

7th Thematic Webinar: Flood Management

Siriwat PokrajenMay 6, 20225 min read

Within the thematic network “Ecological Transition-Green Deal,” IURC in India is working with 6 cities on the topic of flood management. On 12th April 2022, IURC hosted a thematic cluster…

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…

Webinar 5: “Mobility Behaviour Change: Promoting Sustainable Travel Choices in Cities”

Ramon ZamoraMay 3, 20223 min read

The use of private motorised vehicles in cities is responsible for a series of negative externalities, such as air and noise pollution, traffic congestion and traffic accidents, amongst others. In…

IURC among the EU voluntary commitments to the New Urban Agenda

Arianna AmericoMay 3, 20224 min read

In the framework of the High-Level Meeting on the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda, the EU and its Member States pledged six commitments taking sustainable urban development forward and…

Thai cities are very focused on cooperation topics with EU cities

Siriwat PokrajenApr 27, 20222 min read

While Thai cities were among the last to join the IURC programme, they are very focused on the topics of cooperation with EU cities, thus enabling quick progress and paving…

A delegation from Coimbra, Portugal carried out their study visit in Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Ramon ZamoraApr 20, 20222 min read

As part of the cooperation activities between the regions of Coimbra (Portugal) and Valle del Cauca (Colombia), a delegation of 13 members from Coimbra, mostly comprised of municipal authorities and…

IURC Cities Share Food Governance Best Practices

Siriwat PokrajenApr 15, 20227 min read

Following the introductory webinar of the Asia Pacific Food Policy Training organised in March, IURC and the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) hosted the first webinar dedicated to the…

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…

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APPLY NOW! EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation

Ivana Rae AlmoraMay 12, 20222 min read

5 Regions from different Member States of the EU and 5 Prefectures from Japan will soon be selected to exchange best practices and knowledge to improve and to internationalise their…

Busan and Rotterdam gear up for upcoming visits

Siriwat PokrajenMay 12, 20223 min read

Before their scheduled study visit in July, IURC partners Busan and Rotterdam sat down for another bilateral meeting in May. As Busan will be hosting Rotterdam in July, Busan shared…

Study Visit Parma – Mérida, May 3-6

Ramon ZamoraMay 6, 20224 min read

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

7th Thematic Webinar: Flood Management

Siriwat PokrajenMay 6, 20225 min read

Within the thematic network “Ecological Transition-Green Deal,” IURC in India is working with 6 cities on the topic of flood management. On 12th April 2022, IURC hosted a thematic cluster…

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…

Webinar 5: “Mobility Behaviour Change: Promoting Sustainable Travel Choices in Cities”

Ramon ZamoraMay 3, 20223 min read

The use of private motorised vehicles in cities is responsible for a series of negative externalities, such as air and noise pollution, traffic congestion and traffic accidents, amongst others. In…

IURC among the EU voluntary commitments to the New Urban Agenda

Arianna AmericoMay 3, 20224 min read

In the framework of the High-Level Meeting on the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda, the EU and its Member States pledged six commitments taking sustainable urban development forward and…

A delegation from Coimbra, Portugal carried out their study visit in Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Ramon ZamoraApr 20, 20222 min read

As part of the cooperation activities between the regions of Coimbra (Portugal) and Valle del Cauca (Colombia), a delegation of 13 members from Coimbra, mostly comprised of municipal authorities and…

IURC Cities Share Food Governance Best Practices

Siriwat PokrajenApr 15, 20227 min read

Following the introductory webinar of the Asia Pacific Food Policy Training organised in March, IURC and the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) hosted the first webinar dedicated to the…

Regional cooperation between Mendoza (Argentina) and North-West Development (Romania)

Ramon ZamoraApr 13, 20221 min read

Yesterday, as part of the regional cooperation between Mendoza (Argentina) and North-West Development (Romania), the Argentinian region has developed a technical session regarding the opportunities of Cultural and Creative Industries…

A delegation from Silesian Voivodeship carried out their study visit in Paraná

Ramon ZamoraApr 12, 20223 min read

As part of the cooperation activities between the Silesian Voivodeship (Poland) and the State of Paraná (Brazil), a delegation of 7 high-ranking officials from Silesian Voivodeship carried out their study…

Watch the webinar: “Financing Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities” Part 2 – The role of development banks and private financing

Ramon ZamoraApr 7, 20221 min read

On April 6th, IURC Latin America organised the second part of its webinar series on Financing green infrastructure for sustainable cities. This session focused on the role of development banks…

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APPLY NOW! EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation

Ivana Rae AlmoraMay 12, 20222 min read

5 Regions from different Member States of the EU and 5 Prefectures from Japan will soon be selected to exchange best practices and knowledge to improve and to internationalise their…

Leuven representative meet in Gwalior

Siriwat PokrajenMay 7, 20222 min read

Representatives from Gwalior, Leuven and IURC met on 25 April 2022 in Gwalior to promote the cooperation on business incubator support and plan the exchange visit of 4 delegates from…

7th Thematic Webinar: Flood Management

Siriwat PokrajenMay 6, 20225 min read

Within the thematic network “Ecological Transition-Green Deal,” IURC in India is working with 6 cities on the topic of flood management. On 12th April 2022, IURC hosted a thematic cluster…

Thai cities are very focused on cooperation topics with EU cities

Siriwat PokrajenApr 27, 20222 min read

While Thai cities were among the last to join the IURC programme, they are very focused on the topics of cooperation with EU cities, thus enabling quick progress and paving…

IURC Cities Share Food Governance Best Practices

Siriwat PokrajenApr 15, 20227 min read

Following the introductory webinar of the Asia Pacific Food Policy Training organised in March, IURC and the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) hosted the first webinar dedicated to the…

Smart Utilities establish a new connection between Sejong and Sofia

Siriwat PokrajenMar 28, 20224 min read

In March, Sejong and Sofia met again to discuss Smart Utilities. In this meeting, Sofia presented about Smart Utilities and Green Energy while Sejong presented about Renewable Energy. Both cities…

Journey to make both Dublin and Seoul future cycling and walking cities

Siriwat PokrajenMar 25, 20223 min read

On the first week of March, Seoul and Dublin met again to share and continue the conversation on walkable and cyclable cities. In this meeting, Patricia Reidy and Christopher K.…

Chiang Mai joins IURC to cooperate with Granada

Siriwat PokrajenMar 25, 20224 min read

Chiang Mai has become the second Thai city to join the IURC programme and will cooperate with Granada, a top city in the IUC phase that led cooperation on the…

Jamshedpur and Alto Minho to cooperate on waste segregation

Siriwat PokrajenMar 22, 20223 min read

Jamshedpur, a uniquely governed industrial city in the Indian state of Jharkhand, and the Alto Minho Functional Area, an association of 10 municipalities in Portugal, will be cooperating under the…

Bandung and Rome introduce urban food projects

Siriwat PokrajenMar 22, 20225 min read

On 18 March 2022, city officials from Bandung City of Indonesia and Rome City of Italy met online for the first time to introduce their existing initiatives related to urban…

6th Thematic Webinar: Innovation Precincts

Siriwat PokrajenMar 18, 20221 min read

This thematic cluster webinar is a part of International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) Asia & Australasia, which aims to further urban and regional cooperation in the fields of sustainable…

Biomass for energy, carbon offset in forests, a carbon positive future and electric cars were discussed in webinar by Turku and Nagano

Siriwat PokrajenMar 18, 20225 min read

The cities of Nagano in Japan and Turku in Finland held a webinar to compare climate policies and to discuss possible areas for cooperation. Both cities are in the process…

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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,…

IURC-China Pilot Cities Won Awards in Yangzhou International Horticultural Expo!

Jin JingnanJan 7, 20222 min read

Rome, Nuovo Circondario Imolese of Bologna, and Barcelona, who participated in the Yangzhou IHE last year, have won respectively the Golden, Silver and Bronze awards for Outdoor International Gardens. Whereas…

Greetings from Liuzhou, IURC China

Qian WANGDec 29, 20211 min read

As the year 2022 approaches, Mr YANG Zhuangzhi, the Deputy Director from the Development and Reform Commission of Liuzhou,  China, sends the best wishes of the city of Liuzhou to…

IURC China Cities and Regions Revealed!

Keru FENGDec 1, 20211 min read

The 22 Chinese cities cover municipalities, sub-provincial cities, provincial capitals and other dynamic cities, new districts, and development areas. Widely distributed in the east, central, west and northeast of China,…

The Second IURC China Training Session “ZOOM-IN China: Regional Development” launched

Jin JingnanNov 8, 20213 min read

On 5th November 2021 the IURC China training session, Zoom-in China: Regional Development was hold through video conference. Through this session, more than 30 representatives from IURC participating cities and…

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Study Visit Parma – Mérida, May 3-6

Ramon ZamoraMay 6, 20224 min read

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

Webinar 5: “Mobility Behaviour Change: Promoting Sustainable Travel Choices in Cities”

Ramon ZamoraMay 3, 20223 min read

The use of private motorised vehicles in cities is responsible for a series of negative externalities, such as air and noise pollution, traffic congestion and traffic accidents, amongst others. In…

A delegation from Coimbra, Portugal carried out their study visit in Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Ramon ZamoraApr 20, 20222 min read

As part of the cooperation activities between the regions of Coimbra (Portugal) and Valle del Cauca (Colombia), a delegation of 13 members from Coimbra, mostly comprised of municipal authorities and…

Regional cooperation between Mendoza (Argentina) and North-West Development (Romania)

Ramon ZamoraApr 13, 20221 min read

Yesterday, as part of the regional cooperation between Mendoza (Argentina) and North-West Development (Romania), the Argentinian region has developed a technical session regarding the opportunities of Cultural and Creative Industries…

A delegation from Silesian Voivodeship carried out their study visit in Paraná

Ramon ZamoraApr 12, 20223 min read

As part of the cooperation activities between the Silesian Voivodeship (Poland) and the State of Paraná (Brazil), a delegation of 7 high-ranking officials from Silesian Voivodeship carried out their study…

Watch the webinar: “Financing Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities” Part 2 – The role of development banks and private financing

Ramon ZamoraApr 7, 20221 min read

On April 6th, IURC Latin America organised the second part of its webinar series on Financing green infrastructure for sustainable cities. This session focused on the role of development banks…

Public officials from cities and regions of Europe and Latin America shared their experiences about Digitalization and Innovation

Ramon ZamoraMar 30, 20222 min read

https://youtu.be/zakUSi81i3E Last week 6 cities and 3 regions of Latin America and Europe participated in Smart City Expo Curitiba 2022, the most important event in Brazil on digitization and innovation.…

WEBINAR: “Financing Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities” Part 2 – The role of development banks and private financing

Ramon ZamoraMar 23, 20222 min read

We are very pleased to invite you to join us for the second part of the “Financing Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities” webinar series, on the role of development banks…

Watch the webinar: Rehabilitation Strategies for Historic Centres: case studies from Manaus, Naples, and Cienfuegos

Ramon ZamoraFeb 25, 20222 min read

IURC Latin America organised a webinar on Rehabilitation Strategies for Historic Centres, presenting case studies of Naples, Manaus, and Cienfuegos. The three case studies allowed to learn about different strategies…

The city of Hermosillo shared its experience developing and implementing its Green Infrastructure Manual with Debrecen

Ramon ZamoraFeb 23, 20221 min read

The city of Hermosillo, Mexico, shared its experience developing and implementing its Green Infrastructure Manual with the city of Debrecen, Hungary, with the participation of the city of São Paulo,…

WEBINAR: “Rehabilitation Strategies for Historic Centres: case studies from Naples, Manaus, and Cienfuegos”

Ramon ZamoraFeb 7, 20222 min read

We are very pleased to invite you to join us for the webinar “Rehabilitation strategies for Historic Centres: case studies from Naples 🇮🇹, Manaus 🇧🇷, and Cienfuegos🇨🇺”, organized by the…

Puerto Montt and Piraeus carried out their first technical cooperation activity

Ramon ZamoraJan 17, 20221 min read

The first technical cooperation activity was carried out between the cities of  Puerto Montt (Chile) and Piraeus (Greece), where an interesting experience of participatory urban planning was presented. In this…

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Public Transport towards a 2030 Zero Emissions Target

Susana ArellanoMar 31, 20222 min read

On February 22nd, the IURC kicked off the thematic cluster of Sustainable Urban Mobility and Transport. Twenty-three people attended from nine different countries to discuss the challenges and solutions their…

Kick-off IURC-NA Thematic Cluster on Education, Jobs and Skills: Urban Regeneration & Innovation

Susana ArellanoNov 23, 20213 min read

The IURC-NA team organised a kick-off webinar on the 10th of November 2021 for the regional thematic cluster on Education Jobs and Skills, with a specific focus on the…

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…

Baltimore and Turin Consolidating Exchange of Innovative Business Solutions for Social Impact

Susana ArellanoJul 7, 20214 min read

Baltimore City, through the Baltimore Development Corporation, has entered into a formal partnership with the City of Turin through the Torino City Lab to promote social innovation in both cities. The…

San Diego & Strasbourg, France

Susana ArellanoJan 30, 20214 min read

Sustainable urban mobility, activation of public spaces & social inclusion CITY-TO-CITY COOPERATION RESULTS “The success of this [partnership] is that it opened our minds.” – MIKE HANSEN, CITY OF SAN…

Ottawa & Malmö, Sweden

Susana ArellanoJan 30, 20213 min read

Reducing GHG emissions; Retrofitting buildings; Models of inclusiveness in revitalization districts; One Planet living CITY-TO-CITY COOPERATION RESULTS Inclusive Economic Development The City of Malmö was interested in learning from Ottawa’s…

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