Tag: innovation


Study Visit Parma – Mérida, May 3-6

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 Parma carried out a three-day study visit to the city of Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico, from May 3 to 6, 2022. The delegation was accompanied on May 4 by Mr. Jean-Pierre...

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

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 mayors, carried out their study visit to Valle del Cauca on March 28th through March 30th, 2022. Both regions seek to exchange knowledge and good practices to boost their economic...

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

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 visit in Paraná from March 21st through March 23rd, 2022, including Jakub Chełstowski, Marshal of the Silesian Voivodeship. During the study visit to Paraná, the Silesian Voivodeship delegation had the...

Valencia Region-Chengdu Cooperation on Cultural and Creative Ecosystem

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 hit by COVID, meanwhile, among the key sectors for recovery. In these circumstances, on 7 April 2022, the delegates from Region Valencia and Chengdu met and discussed the latest evidence...

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

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. Delegates shared best practices and lessons learned about digitalization, plus they strengthened their networks. On March 23, 2022, public officials from 6 cities and 3 regions of Europe and Latin...

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

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, Brazil, and Piraeus, Greece. Download the presentation here: https://lnkd.in/eMYy742G The Green Infrastructure Manual seeks to reduce air pollution and improve water quality and living conditions for several species. The 3...

Puerto Montt and Piraeus carried out their first technical cooperation activity

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 knowledge transfer, many important topics were discussed such as: promotion of social participation through qualitative and quantitative tools, specific methodologies for working with indigenous communities and methods to achieve consensus...

Webinar: Smart Strategies for Equality and Social Inclusion

(EN) We are very pleased to invite you to join us for the webinar "Smart Strategies for Equality and Social Inclusion" organized by the International Urban and Regional Cooperation Latin America (IURC-LAC) Programme on Thursday, December 9th at 09:00 CDT/16:00 CEST. The webinar will have a duration of 1 hour.  The webinar seeks to introduce smart strategies and analyse how...

Bilateral meetings and ‘Partnerships Agreements’ between IURC Latin America cities and regions

Cities and regions participating in IURC Latin America successfully completed two rounds of bilateral meetings in which they talked about their common themes of interest. As a result, Partnerships Agreements are expected to be signed by the end of the month to officialise their collaborative work.

Watch the webinar: “Financing Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities and Regions”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMU5iejS8gc On November 17th, IURC Latin America held the first webinar of a series of 20. The event, about “Financing green infrastructure for sustainable cities and regions”, brought together international experts from WRI, AECID, and GIZ, that introduced green finance instruments to cities and regions interested in sustainable development, while highlighting the need to shift towards better investment strategies in...