Calling all international partners –Leeds Digital Festival is back!

Leeds Digital Festival is back for another year and there are lots of ways for international partners to get involved. Whether it be participating as a delegate in one of the many events on offer, speaking at an event or organising your own event for free, we want you to take part in the largest… Read More Calling all international partners –Leeds Digital Festival is back!

ODI Leeds builds on partnership with the Netherlands

ODI Leeds (Open Data Institute) is continuing to strengthen its partnership with the Kingdom of the Netherlands through its Northernlands collaboration, a celebration of innovation and creativity from the North of the UK and the Netherlands. The ‘Northernlands’ partnership began back into 2019 with an event at Leeds Digital Festival and has continued to go… Read More ODI Leeds builds on partnership with the Netherlands

Leeds joins with French town to mark the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme

This week Leeds sent a wreath of poppies to the French town of Bus-lès-Artois to pay tribute to the members of the Leeds Pals who tragically lost their lives during the Battle of the Somme. Bus-lès-Artois holds a special link with Leeds as it was here where the Leeds Pals and Leeds Rifles regiments were… Read More Leeds joins with French town to mark the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme

Leeds celebrates World Refugee Day

Leeds has joined other cities from across the world to mark and celebrate World Refugee Day, an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe. To recognise and raise awareness of the importance of refugees, Leeds has united with the Intercultural Cities Network to support the campaign ‘Everyone Counts’ #CitiesWithRefugees. … Read More Leeds celebrates World Refugee Day

Leeds named as one of the top cities in UK for overseas investment

A report on UK foreign direct investment (FDI) has ranked Leeds as the sixth best performing city for overseas investment outside of London. The EY UK Attractiveness Survey, which is published annually, found that Leeds accounted for one in three FDI projects in Yorkshire, with the city attracting 20 projects in 2019, one less than… Read More Leeds named as one of the top cities in UK for overseas investment

Full steam ahead – Leeds Industrial Museum celebrates international partnership

Did you know that Leeds Industrial Museum has a twinning relationship with the Sierra Leone National Railway Museum? The relationship came about five years ago when the Friends of the Sierra Leone National Railway Museum (FSLNRM) presented Leeds Industrial Museum with a plaque to commemorate the fact that both museums are home to locomotives made… Read More Full steam ahead – Leeds Industrial Museum celebrates international partnership

Leeds joins European cities in signing plastics declaration

Leeds has, this month, joined 25 other major European cities including Copenhagen, Milan and Helsinki, in signing a declaration on reducing plastic pollution. The declaration, which is being implemented by the European network EUROCITIES, encourages cities to take a more active role and holistic approach to reducing plastic pollution. As part of the pledge Leeds… Read More Leeds joins European cities in signing plastics declaration