The visit ended last Friday, March 15, which Gabriela Macoveiu, the Director of Communication, Innovation and Foreign Cooperation of NERO (North East Romania), was the head.
Starting on Monday 11, the exchange lasted 5 days and culminated in the signing of a collaboration agreement between the regions within the framework of the EU’s International Urban Cooperation Program (IUC), which aims to support cities and regions of the world to connect and share solutions to urban problems.
The Aburrá Valley thus advances to the third of the four phases in which the project process is divided. During the exchange, various meetings and visits took place, which will make it possible to introduce the necessary improvements in the various topics of interest identified. A document signed between the parties will serve as a platform for future collaborations.
Throughout the week, the Romanian delegation was able to visit Comuna 13 in Medellín, the Ruta N Innovation Center or the Moravia Cultural Center, where, guided by their managers, they were able to see how the agreements made in previous visits reflect in the day-to-day.
Visit to "Comuna 13", urban and social intervention through the improvement of mobility (escalators)
At the same time, and with the help of various experts in the field, the delegations exchanged knowledge and worked on issues related to “Territorial planning plans”, “Protected urban areas”, solid waste management, and public companies in Medellin or “Smart municipality”.
Presentation of the Merchandise Mobility Plan, by Eugenio Prieto, Director of AMVA
The delegations of Valle del Aburrá and NERO, thus, ended the double visit to their territories. Nonetheless, they will continue to cooperate in the identified topics of interest, promoting improvements in urban development in their regions.
About the IUC-LAC (Latin America and Caribbean)
This is the chapter for Latin America and the Caribbean of the IUC Global program. With a budget of more than 5 million euros and three years of duration, 20 cities in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile and Peru have been chosen; and 20 regions of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru for collaborations with their European counterparts.