“TT Culture met in Leeuwarden”

On 22 and 23 March 2018 the Eurotowns Culture Task Team met in Leeuwarden, Cultural Capital of Europe 2018, in order to share knowledge and good practices in the creative and cultural sector. Many Eurotowns members attended the meeting: Schiedam, Girona, Manresa, Reggio Emilia, Varberg, Detmold, Haarlem and Hasselt.

“Executive Council meeting in Hasselt”

On 21 and 22 February 2018 the Executive Council of Eurotowns had a meeting in Hasselt. Mayor Nadya Vananroye welcomed the members in the Hasselt City Hall. Main topics of the Executive Council meeting were the update of the different Task Team activities, the collaboration with Eurocities and the preparations for the European Week of Regions and Cities and the General Assembly. Currently Sindelfingen, Reggio Emilia, Schiedam, Hasselt, Gävle, Varberg and Solingen are members of the Executive Council.

“On Tour for Europe”

The project “On Tour for Europe” was ended in march 2017 , within the Europe for Citizens program (Strand 2: Democratic Engagement and Civic Participation 2.2: Network of Towns) that saw the lead partner, the City of Hasselt, exchanging experiences with the cities of Reggio Emilia, Saint-Omer, Abegondo, Schiedam, Detmold, Kaunas, ORAIOKASTROU on a topic very close to those cities, as to say the participation in European political life in terms of job opportunities and youth entrepreneurship.

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Halmstad has a population of about 98,000 and is located in one of Sweden’s most expansive regions.Varberg is situated on the west coast of Sweden in the county of Halland connecting Oslo and Gothenburg with Malmö and Copenhagen.

The city of Halmstad is more than 700 years old and is rich in history. Until 1658 the city was part of Denmark. Halmstad has a mixture of old and new buildings, and the Nissan river divides the city into an eastern and a western part.
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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…


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…