Twinning

Warwick is twinned with Saumur (France) and Verden (Germany), and has partnership links with Havelberg (Germany) and Formigine (Italy).

Representatives from all of the towns meet annually to exchange information and ideas, with each town taking turns to host the meeting.

One of the activities that have resulted from these arrangements was a joint commitment to a youth camp whereby all twin and friendship towns take turns to host up to 20 young adults with a project of community benefit to work on which encourages an exchange of cultures and ideas. Now known as Eurocamp these have been very successful over the last 3 years and the commitment to continue this project is to be discussed at the next partnership meeting held in Verden, 24 June 2016.

4 Participants from Warwick have been selected for this years Eurocamp project in Havelberg July 21- 3 Aug 2016 which entails the restoration of the natural flood barrier along section of the River Havel. We wish them well and look forward to the report of their experience on their return.

Eurocamp 2015 mosaic project, which took place in Warwick in the August.

SAUMUR

Saumur from across the LoireSaumur is town with around 30,000 inhabitants, located between the rivers Loire and Thouet in Western France. It has a chateau built during on the XIVth century for the Ducs d’Anjou, and is surrounded by the vineyards which produce some of France’s finest wines.

The official Saumur website is under construction, but information in English about the area can be found on an unofficial tourist information website.

Verden

Verden seen across the River AllerVerden an der Aller, also called Verden (Aller) or simply Verden, is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany, on the river Aller. It is the administrative centre of the district of Verden. The nearest large cities are Bremen (35 km) and Hannover (90 km). The official Verden website provides information in German only, but the Bremen tourist information site provides some information about the town in English.

Havelberg

Aerial view of HavelbergHavelberg is a town in the district of Stendal in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated on the river Havel, and part of the town is built on an island in the centre of the river. The two parts were incorporated as a town in 1875. It has a population of around 7000. The Havelberg town website is full of information, but only in German.

Formigine

Aerial view of the centre of FormigineFormigine is a town and commune in the province of Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, and has a population of around 32,000. Formigine was founded in 1201 because of its castle, built by the Commune of Modena as a defence against Bologna. There is an extensive website for the Comune di Formigine, but only in Italian.

 

For further information see

www.warwicktwinningassociation.online