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Programme

"Europe for citizens"

Time Frame

01 July 2019 – 29 September 2019

Measure: 2.1

Town Twinning

Direction 2

Democratic engagement and civic participation

Project Name

United Europe - Security Solidarity and Stability for everone

Participants:

Leading organization: Sliven Municipality, Republic of Bulgaria

Partners: Nis, Republic of Serbia and Bydgoszcz, Republic of Poland


Main objective of the project: Encourage the cooperation and twinning of the local authorities in Sliven (Bulgaria) with the cities of Nis (Serbia) and Bydgoszcz (Poland), uniting the efforts of the twinned citizens of these cities together to discuss the future of Europe and promote solidarity, in times of crisis, their joint cooperation in the economy, education, health, social activities, tourism and the arts, as well as intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding between them. To achieve this objective, the Sliven Municipality will organize within three consecutive days of the week an international meeting in Sliven (Bulgaria).

The motto of the international meeting will be "Europe - our common European home". The meeting will be in the period September 8 – September 12, 2019. Sliven Municipality as a leading partner will organize and carry out the following main activities:

  1. Twinning Meeting: "Together We Can More" - Preparation and Signing of the Partnership Agreements between the Municipality of Sliven with the cities of Bydgoszcz and Nis;
  2. Cultural forum on "Europe - our common European home";
  3. Economic Forum on "The future of Europe - employment, growth and investment - we can together more";
  4. Youth Meeting-Debate on "United Europe - Security, Solidarity and Stability".

Participants in the meetings and forums will be representatives of local institutions and organizations, culture and the arts, education, business, representatives of commercial companies and chambers, youth, non-governmental organizations and embassies and citizens from partner countries. More than 262 participants from 3 European cities (Sliven, Nis and Bydgoszcz) from 3 European countries (Bulgaria, Serbia and Poland) will participate in the project activities. Of them over 162 will be citizens of Serbia and Poland.

As a result, partnering agreements will be prepared and signed, contacts and good practices will be exchanged, ideas for future joint projects will be discussed.