The new call of the International Urban Cooperation (IUC) city-to-city cooperation programme on sustainable urban development. European cities who wish to exchange with a city facing similar challenges in another global region are encouraged to apply.
The programme aims to foster links between EU cities and those in Latin America and the Caribbean, India, Japan, and North America. Through the programme, local leaders will be able to connect and gain new perspectives on pressing sustainable development issues.
Successful candidates will be paired with a city facing 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 and seminars, etc. and will develop together a local action plan to drive sustainable urban development in the selected area.
Cities are encouraged to apply as soon as possible!
Submissions from EU cities to apply for pairings with Latin American, Caribbean, Indian, Japanese, and North American cities are open until 11 September 2017.
More information about the IUC city-to-city cooperation programme can be found here
Interested in city-to-city exchanges with other European cities? Don’t forget that the new call for the Covenant of Mayors twinning programme is also open for applications until the 15th of September 2017. Further information about the twinning programme can be found here.