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

Umeå

Kamakura

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Population

84 761

Area

32.2 km2

Mayor

Margaretha Alfredsson


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Population

174 314

Area

39.5 km2

Mayor

Takashi Matsuo


Topics

Circular economyEducation, jobs and skills in the local economyInclusive and sustainable economic growth
Smart cities and regional/urban innovation and competitivenessSustainable production/consumption

Sustainable Development Goals


Description

They are addressing urban challenges through social innovations (citizen and stakeholder involvement). Their main issue is the reduction of plastic waste in restaurants and supermarkets.

Implementation

Learning from Umea's system to label restaurants making efforts to reduce one-time use plastic, Kamakura will review their Eco shop & Eco-shopping street certification system with a purpose to reduce the amount of plastic waste produced by restaurants and supermarkets.

News

TESTChinese cities attend IUC start-up workshop in Beijing

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TESTChinese cities attend IUC start-up workshop in BeijingNow in its second year, the IUC programme welcomed the second group of Chinese cities selected to work with European counterparts to enhance sustainable development. The five Chinese cities selected to take part in the second round of pairings are: Haikou (Hainan province), Kunming (Yunnan province), Liuzhou (Guangxi province), Yantai (Shandong province) and Weinan (Shaanxi province). Around 35 representatives at ...

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TESTChinese cities attend IUC start-up workshop in BeijingNow in its second year, the IUC programme welcomed the second group of Chinese cities selected to work with European counterparts to enhance sustainable development. The five Chinese cities selected to take part in the second round of pairings are: Haikou (Hainan province), Kunming (Yunnan province), Liuzhou (Guangxi province), Yantai (Shandong province) and Weinan (Shaanxi province). Around 35 representatives at ...

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Kamakura and Umeå find common ground for dialogue with citizens


On October 21, 2018, three city planners from Kamakura City arrived at Umeå airport in the north of Sweden. Kamakura and Umeå have been selected to form a city-to-city partnership within the International Urban Cooperation (IUC) programme promoted by the EU. Ms. Kaori Aoki, Mr. Koji Iizumi and Ms. Naomi Kato came to Umeå for a three-day visit to learn about sustainability work and meet counterparts who ...

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