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It is not only the destination that is important, but the journey In the midst of the relentless momentum of the project life cycle, the peer review experience has offered a wonderful opportunity to pause and reflect upon the policy challenge that we have set […]

On the 15th October 2015, Birmingham became the 46th signatory of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact. The official signatory ceremony took place in Birmingham’s sister city itself, coinciding with the 2015 Milan Expo and with the attendance of over 500 people, including representatives from […]

The EU-China Urbanisation Partnership Forum took place on 29 June in Brussels, on the day of the 10th EU-China Summit. The EU-China Partnership on Urbanisation is an overarching instrument brought to life to support China and the EU to improve the functioning and attractiveness of […]

Consul for Jamaica Mr Wade Lyn, CBE was delighted to host Jamaica’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Hon.  Arnaldo Brown M.P. on his second visit to Birmingham.  His visit was primarily to launch the Diaspora Mapping project as well as strengthening […]

Birmingham is vice chair, alongside Vienna who is chair, of a new EUROCITIES taskforce on the EU Urban Agenda. The role of the taskforce is to lead EUROCITIES’ input into the EU urban agenda to ensure that the urban issues are fully recognised and reflected […]

Interreg Europe Project Manager for Urban M, Laura Veart, explains how Birmingham is leading the way and benefiting from a host of maker space knowledge from across Europe. Urban M focuses on supporting local public authorities to make changes in their policies around collaborative maker spaces – collaborative workspaces […]

USE IT Project PROJECT UPDATE FOR PUBLIC RELEASE Dated: 18th January 2018 WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT The Social Enterprise support offered through USE IT! in the last 12 months focused on growing the social enterprise sector, linking local organisations to new markets, linking them to […]

The Urban Manufacturing project has been going for just about a year now and I have taken part in two policy clinics.  What are policy clinics? I hear you ask.  Well basically, each of the transnational partners has the opportunity to organise a  ‘clinic’ or […]

The kick off meeting for the Urban Manufacturing project was a fantastic initial opportunity to meet project managers and policy representatives from the seven other partnerships.  As host city we wanted to give partners a flavour of what Birmingham has to offer in terms of […]

Birmingham City Council (BCC) and the European and International Affairs (EIA) team is currently involved in several transnational projects including: Climate Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC)(Created by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology) aims to transform innovative ideas in the field of climate change into […]