The third phase of the EU funded International Urban and Regional Cooperation programme in North America (IURC NA) aims to lead and develop a form of decentralised international urban and regional cooperation in sustainable urban development, in key partner countries and regions in line with the external dimension of “Europe 2020.” Based on the capitalisation of results and lessons learned from the previous phases (2016-2023), the new programme optimises the added-value of international cooperation.

“IURC is about more than signing agreements, is about practical implementation of concrete focused projects. Is a functional platform of cooperation between stakeholders from business, governments and research institutions where they get together to implement actions and make a difference for the future”

– Rudolf Niessler, Principal Advisor for International Relations, DG REGIO, European Commission.

IURC North America Pairings and Trios

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On the 20th of June, 2024, we had an engaging…

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IURC North America 2021-2023 Final Publication

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Past Events

June, 20th

Join us on the 20th of June for an engaging webinar on affordable housing, a key element in urban planning with profound impacts on social equity, economic stability, and community well-being....

January, 24th

In the past three years, collaborations, investments, and knowledge sharing has multiplied on themes related to the circular economy (CE). Networks, knowledge-sharing hubs, and training tools are bringing to light...

January, 10th

You are invited to the first IURC-NA webinar session of 2024, focusing on international cooperation and how it can relate to the sustainable and resilient cities of the future! Climate...

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