The International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) program is an opportunity for your city and stakeholders to pair up with cities in Europe to exchange on sustainability and innovation, and to create lasting ties.
Implemented since 2017, the European Union's International Urban Cooperation (IUC - first phase) contributes to the objectives of the New Urban Agenda, the Agenda 2030 (SDGs), the Urban Agenda for the EU, and the political objectives of the European Cohesion Policy, through city-to-city diplomacy to overcome common challenges. IUC has become the world's largest city-to-city cooperation program involving 165 cities from the EU and non-EU countries across America and Asia. The new phase of the program launched in early 2021 and now called the International Urban and Regional Cooperation Program (IURC), aims to capitalize on the results and lessons learned from the first phase to optimize the added value of international cooperation, transforming the new program into an international network of reference for urban innovation and sustainable urban development.
Do not miss the opportunity to cooperate with European and global cities around sustainable urban development and innovation. Apply by June 7th, 2021.