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
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
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
The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Leeds, Councillors Graham and Pat Latty, recently met representatives from different organisations involved in the Bambisanani partnership which co-ordinates charitable work in rural South Africa. The charity started out in life as a partnership between St Mary’s school in Menston and Mnyakanya school in northern Kwazulu Natal, involving student exchanges… Read More Leeds based Bambisanani partnership meets Lord Mayor of Leeds
Over the years, thousands of people have been involved in the Leeds-Lille partnership. If you are one of them, then we want to hear from you!… Read More Have you ever been involved in the Leeds-Lille twinning?
Last week we have welcomed six social workers from our Czech partner city Brno who were keen to see what social work with children and families looks like in Leeds.… Read More Open doors for Brno social workers
Yesterday, colleagues from Leeds City Council’s Children’s Services have shared some of the biggest success stories with our visitors for Esisimo Network Foundation, a fairly new non-governmental organisation from the north of Durban, our partner city in South Africa. … Read More Thumbs up for Child-Friendly Leeds