CERECO helps the Chinese and EU cities/regions to realize decentralized cooperation with their counterparts. The Center encourages direct links, communication and various activities among regional/city governments, chamber of commerce, business associations, science and innovation parks, research center and universities, and enterprises.
There are five regional offices of CERECO in China: Beijing, Tianjin, Wuhan, Chengdu, Guangzhou. Each regional office takes the responsibility to cooperate actively with the local actors including local governments, business associations, economic development zone and high-tech zone, civic partners and enterprises.
The topics of decentralized regional cooperation include:
- Regional policy exchange
- Smart city and sustainable urbanization
- Civic cooperation
- Trade and Investment
- Technology transfer and cooperation
- Climate change and environment protection