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
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
Today marks the fifth anniversary of the death of Nelson Mandela who was made a Freeman of Leeds in April 2001, marking the contribution he made to peace and democracy throughout the world through his fight to end apartheid in South Africa. Following his death, Leeds City Council held a special memorial event in the Parish… Read More Remembering Nelson Mandela, Freeman of Leeds
This weekend the Mayor of our German partner cities of Dortmund and Siegen joined civic dignitaries and thousands of Leeds residents to mark 100 years since the Armistice, and to remember those who died in the 1st and 2nd world wars. Mayor Mues of Siegen and Mayor Sierau of Dortmund both laid wreaths at the… Read More German Mayors join Leeds Remembrance Sunday events
Earlier this week, Leeds has hosted the Eurocities Roma Inclusion Working Group and welcomed 50 local and international inclusion experts to unpick big issues like safeguarding, gathering and using migration data, and creating trust between local authorities and migrant communities.… Read More Sharing knowledge on inclusion with EUROCITIES
Roots Alive is the City of Leeds Youth Folk Group. It is run by ArtForms Music (part of Leeds City Council’s Children and Families Directorate). This is a guest blog written by Stephen Wild, the Head of Music at Artforms, and various young members of the Roots Alive group. It tells of their recent visit… Read More Roots Alive tour to Chemnitz
Our partner city Lille in France is currently recruiting two volunteers from its partner cities for an 8-month paid work experience in the International Relations Service of the city. The placement is about encouraging international cooperation and solidarity and will start in October or November 2018. … Read More Lille call-out for young ambassadors!