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On 30 May the Committee of the Regions organised a Forum on the EU-Urban Agenda. Because of the Dutch EU-presidency the meeting was held in Amsterdam.
On the same day the informal ministerial meeting of the EU adopted the so called Pact of Amsterdam on the Urban Agenda.
EUROTOWNS was represented by Sindelfingen, Schiedam, Reggio Emilia, Hasselt and Solingen.
On Tour for Europe is offering help and EU-funding possibilities for creating job opportunities for and entrepreneurship by youngsters in a cooperation between partners of nine different countries.
The project is about exchanging best practises, stimulate all partners to find the best ways to successful initiatives, where possible involving citizens and particularly youth, and most of all, and discovering the existing possibilities for obtaining EU-money for the realisation of the projects. EU is indeed offering lots of opportunities, If you know the way! En there On Tour for Europe is offering help.
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.
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.