As Irish society becomes increasingly diverse, partnering with European towns can achieve immense intercultural learning and positive community-based outcomes. Twinning between Ireland and newer member states like Poland, for example, can bring new communities together, while existing partners from France and Germany can build on long-held friendships.
Europe for Citizens is an EU programme that celebrates the diversity of Europe and its citizens. The 2014-2020 programme offers grants of up to €25,000 to fund town twinning projects involving two or more towns across the EU. Over the years, Irish town twinning associations have been awarded grants ranging from €5000 to €10,000.
Attendees at this event will leave with:
Funding: Information on grants available under the ‘Europe for Citizens Programme’ for town twinning and networks of towns
Case Studies: Stories of success from lively town twinning projects in Ireland – an overview of successfull projects and how the community gets involved, plus their applications for funding
Partner Search: Tips on how to find twinning partners from around Europe.