Home / News stories

Culture Twinning: not to give for granted the value of cultural heritage

The project Culture Twinning: Twinning Tourism Promoting Cultural Heritage (CUT) has officially started with a kick off meeting held from November 21st to 23rd, when all project project partners gathered in Vicenza to discuss the implementation of future activities.

The project, funded by Europe for Citizens programme, is led by Municipality of Novo Mesto (Slovenia) in partnership with ALDA, the Developement Centre of Novo Mesto and the municipalities of Herceg Novi (Montenegro), Torun (Poland), Vilafranca de Penedés (Spain), Trnava (Slovakia), Langhenagen (Germany), Buhel (Germany), Bihac (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

This cooperation will last two years and its main objective will be the creation of a strong network of twinning towns to mutually promote cultural tourism and raise awareness among citizens on the importance of cultural heritage. During the first meeting, partners had the opportunity not only to get to know each other and present their respective towns, but they could take advantage of the networking cocktail to interact with local actors operating in the cultural heritage field. The focus being on cultural heritage, international participants were invited to join a guided tour to discover Vicenza’s historical beauties, while an interactive tour for kids also took place, in order to stress the importance of educating young generations to appreciate local cultural heritage and to share the methodology applied to do so.


Subscribe Newsletter:

Subscribe to ALDA monthly newsletter, available in five languages - English, French, Italian, Serbian, and Russian

Office in Strasbourg

Council of Europe
1, avenue de l'Europe 
F-67075 Strasbourg - France

Phone: +33 3 90 21 45 93
Fax: +33 3 90 21 55 17
General contact:

Office in Brussels

Rue Belliard 20
Bruxelles 1040
Public transportation: Metro, stop "Arts-Loi", lines 1, 2, 5, 6

Phone: +32 (0)2 430 24 08

Office in Vicenza

Viale Milano 66
36100 Vicenza - Italy

Phone: +39 04 44 54 01 46
Fax: +39 04 44 23 10 43
Mail :



Office in Skopje

Bld. Partizanski odredi 43B/1-5
1000 Skopje, Macedonia

Phone: +389 (0) 2 6091 060

Office in Subotica

Trg Cara Jovana Nenada 15
SRB-24000 Subotica - Serbia 

Phone: +381 24 554 587
Fax: +381 24 554 587