International cooperation with the cities
Maintaining international contacts and promoting cooperation are of great importance to a city like Zurich, which is both international in its outlook and endowed with a national sense of solidarity. The City benefits from the exchange of knowledge and experience either through city networks, temporary cooperation in a specific area or participation in European projects, for example. It can make an important contribution to global, sustainable development, as in the case of the city partnership with the Chinese city of Kunming, for example. In response to the dramatic refugee situation, the City can also make an important humanitarian contribution to the project “First City of Asylum”.