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Services of the Twinning Office

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The Twinning Office


schools/institutions in apprenticeship and in-service training
professional organisations

    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

    Exchange of youth workers, for instance together with the Bezirksjugendring of Lower Franconiaexterner Link
    Exchange of music groups in cooperation with the representative for popular musicexterner Link of the Bezirk of Lower Franconia
    Assistance in finding an internship for students from the two regions
    Participation in the „European Solidarity Corps" programme
    Dr. Franz-Gerstner travel scholarship for young people between 16 and 27 years

    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 German-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 withdfI 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