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
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
Earlier this summer, Leeds City Council was represented at the third meeting of the China-UK Bilateral Forum for Reform and Innovation. The Forum focussed on the New Industrial Revolution and was jointly convened by leading think tanks the Development Research Center of the State Council and The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). Taking place in Liverpool’s St… Read More Chatham House Rules
Last week marked an important milestone in Leeds’ international relations, with the opening of a new Estonian consulate in the city. The consulate, which will cover the North of England and the Isle of Man, will be based at AQL in Leeds, with Professor Adam Beaumont appointed as the new Honorary Consul for the Republic… Read More New Estonian consulate for Leeds
A delegation of medical and healthcare professionals from Shandong province in China visited Leeds last week to look at creating new partnerships and exploring investment opportunities in the city region. The delegation was welcomed by Councillor Jane Dowson, the Lord Mayor of Leeds, and received presentations from David Moore, the Sector Manager for Healthcare and Life… Read More Chinese healthcare professionals visit Leeds City Region
Today, Leeds is welcoming partners from Breda in the Netherlands as part of a long-term exchange programme of the Covenant of Mayors, supporting cities to reach their ambitious environmental and energy targets.… Read More Climate change and energy – sharing Leeds’ best practice with Breda
Last week the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Jane Dowson, hosted a Commonwealth Big Lunch which brought together business leaders from India with representatives from Leeds. The Eden Project’s “Big Lunch” is the UK’s annual get together for neighbours. Since 2009, millions of people have joined in together with their neighbours in a nationwide act… Read More Commonwealth Big Lunch in Leeds!