Yesterday, colleagues from Leeds City Council’s Children’s Services have shared some of the biggest success stories with our visitors for Esisimo Network Foundation, a fairly new non-governmental organisation from the north of Durban, our partner city in South Africa. … Read More Thumbs up for Child-Friendly Leeds
Performing Gender is a 2-year programme Yorkshire Dance is working on with partners from Italy, Slovenia, Spain and The Netherlands. Together they explore how sexual orientation and gender are viewed in societies across Europe… Read More Performing Gender: Five stories told through dance
“Why should only young people have all the fun?”, a woman at Haus Herbstzeitlos, a centre for senior citizens in Siegen, said to Frances Jones, then councillor for Morley, during a visit in 2001.
Since then there has been a series of exchange visits between Siegen and Morley/Leeds involving up to 25 people at a time.
… Read More Senior citizens visit Siegen
In 2018, 100 years after the end of World War I, Dortmund has invited youth groups from all its partner cities to participate in an International Youth Summit and join the city festival DortBUNT, a colourful celebration of tolerance and diversity. … Read More Youth for Peace and Democracy
Last week marked an important milestone in Leeds’ international relations, with the opening of a new Estonian consulate in the city. The consulate, which will cover the North of England and the Isle of Man, will be based at AQL in Leeds, with Professor Adam Beaumont appointed as the new Honorary Consul for the Republic… Read More New Estonian consulate for Leeds
A delegation of medical and healthcare professionals from Shandong province in China visited Leeds last week to look at creating new partnerships and exploring investment opportunities in the city region. The delegation was welcomed by Councillor Jane Dowson, the Lord Mayor of Leeds, and received presentations from David Moore, the Sector Manager for Healthcare and Life… Read More Chinese healthcare professionals visit Leeds City Region
Today, Leeds is welcoming partners from Breda in the Netherlands as part of a long-term exchange programme of the Covenant of Mayors, supporting cities to reach their ambitious environmental and energy targets.… Read More Climate change and energy – sharing Leeds’ best practice with Breda