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

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

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

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