• 02 Mar

    Take part in the IUC city-to-city cooperation programme

    EU cities and towns who wish to exchange with a city facing similar challenges in another region of the world are encouraged to apply for the International Urban Cooperation (IUC) city-to-city cooperation programme on sustainable urban development.

    The programme aims to foster links between EU cities (in particular those with more than 100,000 inhabitants) and those in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and North America. Through the programme, local leaders will be able to connect and gain new perspectives on pressing sustainable urban development issues.

    Successful candidates will be paired with an international city that faces related challenges, allowing both parties to cooperate, build connections and share knowledge. Representatives from each city will take part in study tours, staff exchanges, trainings, seminars, etc. and will develop a Local Action Plan to drive sustainable urban development in the selected area.

    Submissions from EU cities to apply for pairings with cities in China, Chile, India, Japan, Peru and the USA are now open until March 19, 2018 (midnight CET).

    Joining the IUC city-to-city cooperation programme has numerous advantages:

      • Commit – Cooperate for at least 18 months with your international peers, allocate resources and time to develop a successful cooperation which will last beyond the lifetime of this programme
      • Learn– Get access to new ways of approaching challenges and benefit from a wider pool of good practices to draw upon; receive support in identifying innovative business models for financing local action
      • Share – Help others to solve issues by sharing your own experiences and relaying knowledge
      • Exchange – Open your city to dialogue and partnership with new global peers, and relevant stakeholders (public and private)
      • Showcase – Profile your best practices and achievements internationally
      • Implement – Work with new partners to make your vision of sustainable urban development a reality through developing a Local Action Plan for sustainable urban development in a sector of your choice

    Fill in here the online application form

    For more information please click here or contact coordination-unit@iuc-europe.eu