Course details: 
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Community Engagement

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. 

Date / time:  28 Mar 2017 – 2:00pm4:00pm
Venue: The Malton, Town Centre, Killarney, Co. Kerry
Price details: This is a free event for staff from local authorities, town twinning committees, community and voluntary groups and volunteers, but registration is essential.
This is a free event and registration is a must. Book your place online here.