|Other countries||European Union|
|Duration||Start 1 January, 2021 till 31 December, 2023|
|Field of expertise||Developing Sustainable and Resilient Cities and Communities|
Local economic development
Smart City / Urban planning
Public private partnership
GOPA Infra GmbH
|Funding||Delegation of the European Union to China|
inter-regional cooperation between the EU and its partners, the name has been changed to International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC).
The wider objective of the project is to lead and develop urban and regional cooperation between the EU and China. The activities are twofold: sustainable urban development and innovation.
Component 1: City-to-City cooperation in the field of sustainable urban development one-to-one and, primarily, in thematic clusters
Component 2: Region-to-Region cooperation in the field of innovation one-to-one and in thematic clusters
The specific objectives: actively engage a total of 20 city (10) and regional (10) partnership under the IURC Project; thereby engaging governments, research institutions, business and private sector organisations
- Component 1: supports Chinese and EU cities to develop approaches and implement solutions to common urban challenges
- 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.
The main scope work evolves around various thematic clusters, including ecological transition (green deal), urban renewal and innovaiton ecosystems and strategic sectors; as well as several cross-cutting themes, including: smart city & digital transition, climate change & energy transition, and post-COVID Recovery & Social Inclusion
[Thymen Ballering 20-04-2021 10:36 (GMT +02:00)]
“With all the diversity in both geographical and thematic areas of our work, strengthening the capacity of local governments is the common factor. Through experience in a variety of our programmes, I am thoroughly convinced that this targeted capacity building is a sustainable approach to bring tangible benefits for people living in our target areas. “