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Bristol City Council

College Green

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BS1 5TR

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Conference aims:

• To show how twinning partnerships between cities are able to have a very positive impact on the international life of cities around the world. Twinning is a tried and tested way of linking citizens with their counterparts in other countries.

• At a time when the global political climate is deteriorating, we intend to demonstrate the advantages of a citizen-led approach to promoting international partnerships.

• We are particularly keen to involve young people and invitations are to be sent to twinning organisations, local authorities and other interested organisations around the UK, with a particular emphasis on the participation of young people.


Conference programme


* 10.30 - 10.45 Welcome by the Lord Mayor of Bristol, Cllr Jos Clark, emphasizing the vital role of city partnerships and how local authorities can work with twinning associations: the idea of ‘Opening Doors’ to twinning in the 21st century. The Lord Mayor is the elected Member for Brislington West and is currently the honorary President of all seven twinning associations in Bristol and a keen supporter of twinning.


* 10.45-11.45 Keynote speakers to address issues for the future of twinning:


10.45-11.05 Caroline Twigg – Bristol City Council International Office– on international strategy and the role of twinning.


11.05-11.25 Tim Kindberg, Media Developer to address the theme of social media as the communication tool of choice in the 21st Century to promote twinning.


11.15-11.35 Involving Young People - Youth Democracy project Bristol (UK)and Hannover (Germany) Hannover young people Mareike Berkner and Jolana Runge from Politik zum Anfassen and Bristol Youth Council's Alice Towle and Oliver Boucher will speak about the EU-funded Youth Democracy project as an example of good practice between twin cities and how to engage young people. The participation by the young people from Hannover has been jointly sponsored by Burges Salmon solicitors and the Bristol Guild of Guardians. www.burges-salmon.com and http://www.mansionhousebristol.co.uk/guildofguardians.html


11.45-12.45 Workshops with facilitator and note-taker on the themes of:


* engaging young people,

* volunteering,

* developing economic links,

* developing cultural links,

* use of social media to promote activities/projects and interact with counterparts in twin cities.


Each person will have an opportunity of attending two workshops, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Each workshop session will last for an hour and give an opportunity for everyone to engage in discussion.


13.00-14.00 Lunch


14.15-15.15– Workshop session number 2 with the same options as as in the morning session.


15.30-16.00– Final plenary discussion.


16.00-18.00– Wine Reception featuring wines from the countries of Bristol’s twinned Cities kindly sponsored by:





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