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European Program


EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation

It is a European Union project managed by Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) and the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) of the European Commission and implemented in cooperation with the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). The main objective of the program is cooperation in innovation between European regions and Japanese prefectures in the areas of green transition (circular economy, clean energy, climate change and sustainable mobility), industrial transformation (digitization and social innovation) and demographic transition and competitiveness (public services and infrastructures in depopulated and aging regions). On the European side, the regions of Valle del Oise (France), Emilia-Romagna (Italy), the Basque Country (Spain), Ljubjana (Slovenia), Auvergne Rhône Alpes (France) and Catalonia (Spain). Casa Asia, organizes as part of the EU-Japan R2R team.