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

Learning about language in Romania and France

Today’s guest blog is from Sally Hall from Leeds City Council’s Learning Improvement Team which is involved in a European funded project called GRIET.  The project brings together schools and educational specialists from three cities – Bacau in Romania, Lille in France and Leeds.  Funded by ERASMUS+, the focus of the project is on pedagogy and practice for speakers… Read More Learning about language in Romania and France

Leeds takes to the stage at Lille’s International Solidarity Week

This week our French partner city of Lille has held a “week of international solidarity” to mark 60 years of international cooperation with cities around the world, including the 50 year old partnership with Leeds. As part of the programme Lille held a round table on climate for the Mayors and Leaders of twelve of… Read More Leeds takes to the stage at Lille’s International Solidarity Week

Celebrating 50 year of partnership between Leeds and Lille

October 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the partnership between the cities of Leeds and Lille.  We have delved into the history of the link in order to tell the story of the partnership as part of our celebrations.   As early as 1946 the Yorkshire-Lille Exchange Committee was organising exchanges between young people aged 14… Read More Celebrating 50 year of partnership between Leeds and Lille

Leeds City Region in China and Hong Kong and the celebration of a 30 year anniversary

A delegation from Leeds City Region has just returned from a mission to Hangzhou, Qingdao and Hong Kong, which aimed to promote trade, investment, cultural and educational links with China.  Led by the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, it included local authority leaders from Leeds, Bradford and Kirklees, representatives from the businesses and cultural organisations and university… Read More Leeds City Region in China and Hong Kong and the celebration of a 30 year anniversary