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Town Twinning - 19.11.2009

Quality and future perspectives of town twinning (VVSG conference)
The Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (VVSG) is organising a conference to present the final results of its project "Learning Network on town twinning with Poland and Romania", on 27 November, in Antwerp (Belgium).
Early 2009, VVSG launched a learning network of town twinning. It brought together 10 Flemish municipalities to reflect on the quality and future perspectives of town twinning.

For a year, the network consisted of a platform of exchange and mutual learning by sharing experience, knowledge, contacts and practical tips and hints. Each municipality received individual support and guidance in order to analyse their twinning through a twinning scan.
Based on the outcomes of that exercise the municipalities and their town twinning committees elaborated an action plan containing objectives and activities. In this way they can upgrade and strengthen their town twinning for the next five years. The results of this learning network will be presented at the conference. Participation is free and no conference fee is required.
Seven workshops will be organised under the following themes: The strenght of voluntary work; Engaging young people; Dialogue with mayors; Engaging young people and women; Town Twinning revisited; Learning from a strong partner; Striving towards equal partnerships.
The project is financially supported by the program -Europe for citizens'.
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