What image does ‘town twinning’ conjure up for you? Since the recession, twinning in Ireland has been less of a priority for many communities, sometimes considered as unnecessary travel during straightened times… Maybe it’s time to take a fresh look at town twinning. As Irish society becomes increasingly diverse, partnering with European towns can achieve immense intercultural learning. You may be surprised to learn that the Europe for Citizens Programme funds town twinning projects all over Europe. Grants of up to €25,000 are available and community groups, not just local authorities, can apply. To promote town twinning and the funding available, The Wheel will be running a short information session on Wednesday 11 May 2016 from 9.30am-11.30am in Cork city. Our‘Spotlight on Town Twinning’ event will explore old and new town twinning ideas, provide funding advice and share stories of success from Ireland and beyond. Geared towards staff from local authorities, community groups and town twinning committees, there is no cost to attend this event, but registration is required. Click here to book your place now. Book early to avoid disappointment!