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Services of the Twinning Office


The Twinning Office


  • municipalities
  • schools/institutions in apprenticeship and in-service training
  • professional organisations
  • associations

on the search for their counterpart in Calvados


  • with the elaboration of programmes for initial contact with French partners in Calvados
  • with financing twinning meetings
  • by clarifying possible funding.


Promotes and organises


Cultural exchange between the regions

  • Exchange of exhibitions
  • Exchange of music and dance groups, authors, and experts for events of regional importance such as European festivals in Calvados, French cultural and speciality weeks in Lower Franconia
  • Call for competitions, such as photography competitions
  • Lectures, readings for Francophiles and Francophones/French learners


Annual Twinning Prize competition

  • Awarded to predefined target groups for special services to the European partnership

Acquisition of the partner language

  • Organisation of seminars for French teachers in cooperation with the services of ministerial commissioners in Lower Franconia
  • Student-oriented events in Lower Franconian schools
  • Exchange of experience and training courses for French teachers in nurseries and primary schools
  • Competitions for nurseries and primary schools (e.g. “Salut, ça va?”) as well as secondary schools
  • Training as “Mediator for the French language and culture in pre-primary and primary education” in cooperation with dfI Erlangenexterner Link and the French Institute of Munichexterner Link 
  • Creation of a media library for nursery and primary schools


Advises and networks all twinned municipalities in France and in member countries of the European Union through

  • Organisation of municipality twinning days
  • Organisation of European seminars
  • Seminars for youth exchange workers
  • Assistance in applying for subsidies
  • Sharing of information relevant for twinning
  • Publication of monthly newsletters and the journal „Bonjour Unterfranken“



  • Organisation of multi-day meetings with thematic focusses for representatives as well as for members of the twinning committee from Lower Franconia and from France
  • Lectures and information evenings about twinning and the twinned region
  • Participation of exhibitors coming from the department of Calvados at the Mainfranken Messe in Würzburgexterner Link


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Bezirk Unterfranken
Silcherstraße 5
97074 Würzburg
Tel: 0931 7959-0
Fax: 0931 7959-3799