City-to-City pairings

City-to-city pairings

Through the IUC programme, cities and regions across Europe have entered into partnerships on sustainable development with counterparts from around the globe. For a full list of city pairings so far, see the table below:

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Country
EU City
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Paired city
Country

Burgas

Shantou

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Population

229.740

Area

253.6 km2

Mayor

Dimitar Nikolov


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Population

5 389 328

Area

2 248.4 km2

Mayor

Zheng Jiange


Topics

Inclusive and sustainable economic growthSafe, inclusive urban developmentSmart cities and regional/urban innovation and competitiveness
Urban mobility

Sustainable Development Goals


Description

The city of Burgas is an important industrial, commercial, transport, tourism, and administrative center. The economy has a diverse character, which makes it an economic leader in the region. They are focusing on ensuring good roads and railway connectively.

Burgas’ current plan for energy supply includes an effective and stable management of energy resources and the green economic growth, offering high quality services for the population, healthy and accessible environment, with real perspectives for business investments. Therefore, renewable energy and energy efficiency are key sectors to achieve this goal.

Shantou is the economic center for Guangdong. Manufacturing accounts for a large and increasing number of jobs. Toy manufacturing is the city’s leading export industry.

Implementation

Together these cities have been focusing on mobility, connectivity and transport. By exchange and cooperation on port logistics they work together to improve Port Connection.