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

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

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

Studying urban regeneration in Lille

Following our earlier post about the 50 year anniversary of the Leeds-Lille partnership, today we look into an academic partnership which has arisen from the connection between the two cities.  Our guest blogger is Dr Lindsay Smales from the School of the Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University.  Last week saw the tenth occasion on which our undergraduate… Read More Studying urban regeneration in Lille

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