Connecting Europeans

Let’s Fly the Flag of Europe – 28/07/2016

You are invited to sign in at web and to show the European flag in some way at the Town Hall on the last Thursday of July – 28/07/2016. The idea is coming from the Finnish town Joensuu: to have a spontaneous European day at grass-root level to support the idea of being European – but not taking statement about institutions or geographical borders of Europe.
Raise the European flag above every town hall or display it in any way possible and then share a picture on your city web pages and in social media!
Lets fly the flag of europe


Launch of registration to the EWCR 2016

Don’t forget to register for the Eurotowns Workshop on 12 October, 09:00 – 10:45 (code: URB12A51)!!

Medium sized cities: An opportunity for sustainable inward investment and enterprise growth in a global economy

Organisers: City of Schiedam/Eurotowns

Venue: Committee of the Regions, Jacques Delors, Room 51

Speakers and chair(s): Mr. Lamers Cor (Chair), Mr. Daamen Tom , Mr. Mayol Gerard , Mr. Torri Luca , Mrs. Viétor Birte
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Mobility Task Team Meeting

Eurotowns Task Team Mobility Meeting

From 26 to 27 May 2016, there took place a meeting of the Task Team Mobility in Hasselt (Belgium). Focus of this meeting was on local cycling policy. Other Eurotowns members present were Detmold (Germany) and Girona (Spain). The meeting had different important aspects like the ambitious cycling plan of Hasselt, the Fietsberaad Vlaanderen describing assets of cycling for local authorities or save cycling trips to School. Alongside with the exchange of experiences, the aim of the meeting was to plan an application for European funding for a project regarding local cycling policy. Continue reading…



Solingen is home to about 160.000 inhabitants. The city is located in the federate state of North Rhine- Westphalia (NRW) in the western part of Germany, about 35 km northeast of Cologne and about 30 km southeast of Düsseldorf, the capital of NRW. The airports Cologne/Bonn and Düsseldorf are just a 30 minute drive away. Continue reading…

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Location and population

Detmold is located in the area of East Westphalia-Lippe in the north of the state North Rhine- Westphalia. With a population of 73.000 Detmold is the largest city in the county Lippe. Situated next to the Teutoburger Wald/ Eggegebirge you can also find the famous Hermanns Denkmal. The city region of Detmold stretches over 129 km² and is divided into 27 districts. Continue reading…

Girona prima scelta


The city of Girona is located 100 km North of Barcelona, in the northeast of Catalonia, in northern Spain. Continue reading…