“European Christmas” in Brno

Over the Christmas period, Leeds’ partner city of Brno in the Czech Republic has been teaching its young people about how Christmas is celebrated across Europe.  Brno’s partner cities from across Europe sent over details of Christmas traditions, typical Christmas food and decorations.  Children from Brno were invited to participate in workshops where they could find out more… Read More “European Christmas” in Brno

Bridges to New Beginnings

Today’s guest blog is by Dinah Beckett who works for Migration Yorkshire as the regional coordinator for unaccompanied asylum seeking children.  Dinah has been involved in the Youth Partnership, which brings together the Council of Europe and the European Union and they invited her to share her experience with other experts from across Europe. Together with Vanja… Read More Bridges to New Beginnings

Romanian Day celebrations in Leeds

Last week saw the visit of a delegation from Bucharest, headed by the Romanian Ambassador to the UK, Mr Dan Mihalache, to mark Romanian National Day and the 100 year anniversary of the Great Union Day. On 1st December, Romanians celebrate the Great Union Day (the country’s national holiday) which commemorates the achievement of a long unification… Read More Romanian Day celebrations in Leeds

Celebrate Chinese New Year with other Yorkshire businesses

Leeds City Council works in close partnership with the Business Confucius Institute of the University of Leeds.  The Institute is reaching out to companies across Yorkshire to join their annual networking dinner in celebration of Chinese New Year. The annual Yorkshire and Humber Chinese New Year Dinner hosted by the Business Confucius Institute at the… Read More Celebrate Chinese New Year with other Yorkshire businesses

Childhood obesity project in China

Today’s guest blog is written by Jackie Moores who is an Advanced Health Improvement Specialist for Early Years working in Public Health at Leeds City Council.  She has just returned from China as part of a project on childhood obesity funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Global Britain Fund. Thanks to the links already in place between Leeds and… Read More Childhood obesity project in China

Leeds wins EUROCITIES award for cooperation for its work on Leeds 2023

Leeds was in the spotlight last week when the city scooped the prestigious EUROCITIES award for co-operation after wowing the judges with a pledge to harness culture and creativity to transform the city’s economy through its work on Leeds 2023. At last week’s awards, which were part of the EUROCITIES conference held in Edinburgh, the judges were looking for… Read More Leeds wins EUROCITIES award for cooperation for its work on Leeds 2023