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Chinese Mission to Funchal & Las Palmas

Chinese Mission to Funchal (Madeira, Portugal) & Las Palmas (Gran Canaria, España) 中国代表团访问 丰沙尔(马德拉岛· 葡萄牙)拉斯帕尔马斯( 大加纳利岛· 西班牙)04-08 November 2019 2019 年11 月4 日至8 日 CIVITAS is a network of cities for cities dedicated to cleaner, better transport in Europe and beyond.  Since it was launched by the European Commission in 2002, the CIVITAS Initiative has tested … Continue reading “Chinese Mission to Funchal & Las Palmas”

SURVEY – What do you think about our newsletters and website?

We are always eager to hear from our users and readers and aim to serve our community with interesting and valuable information. This survey is addressed to interested stakeholders on website and newsletters of URBAN-EU-CHINA Innovation Platform on Sustainable Urbanisation. The selection of the website and newsletter as one of the most important URBAN-EU-CHINA activities for … Continue reading “SURVEY – What do you think about our newsletters and website?”

Smart City Solutions – Part of INTEGRO

Cities are booming, the challenges are great. Traffic collapse, parking lot emergency and fine dust alarm. Intelligent use of energy. Secure data for citizens and administration. More voice and transparency in decisions. Designing the city of tomorrow to be liveable and sustainable. Decision-makers, concepts and solutions are in demand. And geodata: Because without precise data … Continue reading “Smart City Solutions – Part of INTEGRO”

Energising Cities: Innovations, Challenges & Solutions

SAVE THE DATE for the international conference of Triangulum: Energising Cities: Innovations, Challenges & Solutions The conference will take place 23-24 September in Stavanger, Norway. We are thus merging directly into the official Nordic Edge Expo & Conference. Having started in February 2015, Triangulum is one of the first three projects completing its journey towards becoming … Continue reading “Energising Cities: Innovations, Challenges & Solutions”

Nordic Edge Expo & Conference 2019 – Life Actually

Nordic Edge Expo aims at being the most important arena in the Nordics for knowledge exchange and inspiration to creators of smarter businesses, societies and smarter cities. The conference is going to take place on 24-26 September 2019 at Stavanger, Norway. At Nordic Edge Expo you will learn from the best and acquire updated knowledge from … Continue reading “Nordic Edge Expo & Conference 2019 – Life Actually”


ENRICH in China is inviting you to join the Annual Funding Forum 2019 in Brussels! This is a unique opportunity to learn about different funding opportunities related to Europe-China collaboration, both in academia and in business. Experts will share their knowledge about funding instruments; companies and researchers will share their first-hand experiences in handling the … Continue reading “ENRICH in China – ANNUAL FUNDING FORUM 2019”

The Seventh Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-7)

The Seventh Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-7) will be held from 15-17 October 2019 in Penang, Malaysia, to mobilize partners from across the region to focus on accelerating implementation to achieve a sustainable future for cities throughout Asia and the Pacific. APUF-7 will bring a diverse array of cities, expert speakers and thought leaders who are … Continue reading “The Seventh Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-7)”

The URBAN-EU-CHINA Powerhouse Competition 2019 is now open for applications!

Are you involved in a great Europe-China city-city partnership? Would you like to be recognised for your efforts? The URBAN-EU-CHINA project is running a Powerhouse Competition to identify and promote the best examples of Europe-China city-city partnerships which focus on sustainable urbanisation, read more and apply here! The deadline for applications is Friday 20th September 2019, … Continue reading “The URBAN-EU-CHINA Powerhouse Competition 2019 is now open for applications!”



Overall programme will be as follows:
03 December: EU-CHINA Smart City Summit & UEC Powerhouse Competition Award Ceremony, Beijing
04 – 05 December: Smart City study trip  2019, Wuhan
The summit and the guided city tour will provide the European Smart City Lighthouse cities and industry partners with the unique opportunities!
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Successful EU-China Forum 17 May

On May 17th, the 2019 EU-China Forum on Urban Scientific Research and Innovation Industry Development(hereinafter referred to as the “EU-China Forum”) was successfully held in Tianjin Meijiang Convention and Exhibition Center. In cooperation with the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission, the forum was organised by China Center for Urban Development(CCUD),Tianjin Binhai New Area People’s Government, Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe and EUROCITIES, and was co-organized by Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone Administrative Committee.


In the URBAN-EU-CHINA Innovation Platform on Sustainable Urbanisation, 12 experienced European and Chinese consortium partners from across the sustainable urbanisation value chain join forces to support the European Commission in its aim to make EU-China sustainable urbanisation cooperation more accessible, attractive, and rewarding for a broader set of stakeholders. To accomplish this we organise a coordinated series of actions including: a strategic R&I agenda, scoping and assessment, networking events, peer-to-peer exchanges, bench-marking and monitoring, and joint demonstration projects.

By creating tighter coupling between city-level, national, and supra-national programmes, planning, policies, and projects, URBAN-EU-CHINA will yield a significant increase in cooperative EU-CHINA R&I activities. As URBAN-EU-CHINA Innovation Platform, we will:

  1. Promote and develop Joint Policy Strategies for EU-China cooperation on sustainable urbanisation
  2. Create a Nursery of Joint Projects, from a broad range of low-threshold to a few high-performance projects
  3. Promote Brokerage of City-Industry-Science Partnerships using virtual and face to face meeting places


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 733571.