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A successful EU-CHINA Smart Sustainable Event in Brussels!

The EU-China Smart Sustainable Cities Event, 17 December 2019 in Brussels brought together around 40 actors involved in EU-China Cooperation on sustainable urban development. The event was divided in three sessions; One with key note speakers, one Workshop-style and the last part a combination of a reception and highlights. Speakers topics were about the challenges … Continue reading “A successful EU-CHINA Smart Sustainable Event in Brussels!”

EVENT: EU-China Smart Sustainable Cities, Brussels 2019

We hereby have the pleasure to invite you to the EU-China Smart Cities Summit, 17 December 2019 in Brussels. During this event, you will learn more about EU-China challenges and opportunities within sustainable urbanisation, and recommendations for implementation and cooperation. Chinese and European keynotes, experts and participants will share their solutions, achievements and success stories. … Continue reading “EVENT: EU-China Smart Sustainable Cities, Brussels 2019”

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

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED (15 Nov 2019). Candidates will be published shortly. 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, … 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.