2015 is starting with a great dynamism of the relations between the twin cities of the Decentralized cooperation between Lower Normandy Region and the Republic of Macedonia.

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From 12th to 19th of January 2015, two French delegations visited Macedonia, one in Veles and one in Ohrid.

In Veles, 36 students with their 6 teachers from the High-school Alexis de Tocqueville of Cherbourg came for one week to visit Veles and to meet with the students of 4 High-schools from the city. They had the opportunity to discover Macedonia, participate to classes and had intercultural events and exchanges. During these exchanges, the teachers launched some new perspectives of projects between the High-schools of Cherbourg and Veles, which are twin cities within the Decentralized cooperation between Lower-Normandy and Macedonia.

A delegation of the City of Caen in Lower-Normandy also visited Macedonia in this period. The delegation came to its Macedonian twin city Ohrid to participate to one of the biggest religious celebrations in Macedonia called “Vodici”. This was also an opportunity to discuss their action plan for 2015 within the decentralized cooperation as well as their common project about the protection of the architectural heritage of the Old town of Ohrid, protected thanks to the inscription of the Ohrid Lake on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

At the end of January the mayor of Colombelles, Mr Marc Pottier, visited the municipality Novaci in Macedonia. Mr Pottier and the mayor of Novaci agreed to work together in 2015 on the Eastern Front and the Commemoration of the First World War in Macedonia.

A large program of projects will be developed this year between the Twin cities of the Decentralized cooperation between Lower-Normandy Region and the Republic of Macedonia, strengthening day by day the relations between the two territories.

Town twinning as a segment in the Decentralized cooperation between Lower Normandy and Macedonia builds up contacts and friendship with communities from the two territories and promotes better understanding.

The Programme for Decentralized cooperation is coordinated by the Association of Local Democracy Agencies (ALDA). For further information visit the website of the Cooperation.

2015 is starting with a great dynamism of the relations between the twin cities of the Decentralized cooperation between Lower Normandy Region and the Republic of Macedonia.

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From 12th to 19th of January 2015, two French delegations visited Macedonia, one in Veles and one in Ohrid.

In Veles, 36 students with their 6 teachers from the High-school Alexis de Tocqueville of Cherbourg came for one week to visit Veles and to meet with the students of 4 High-schools from the city. They had the opportunity to discover Macedonia, participate to classes and had intercultural events and exchanges. During these exchanges, the teachers launched some new perspectives of projects between the High-schools of Cherbourg and Veles, which are twin cities within the Decentralized cooperation between Lower-Normandy and Macedonia.

A delegation of the City of Caen in Lower-Normandy also visited Macedonia in this period. The delegation came to its Macedonian twin city Ohrid to participate to one of the biggest religious celebrations in Macedonia called “Vodici”. This was also an opportunity to discuss their action plan for 2015 within the decentralized cooperation as well as their common project about the protection of the architectural heritage of the Old town of Ohrid, protected thanks to the inscription of the Ohrid Lake on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

At the end of January the mayor of Colombelles, Mr Marc Pottier, visited the municipality Novaci in Macedonia. Mr Pottier and the mayor of Novaci agreed to work together in 2015 on the Eastern Front and the Commemoration of the First World War in Macedonia.

A large program of projects will be developed this year between the Twin cities of the Decentralized cooperation between Lower-Normandy Region and the Republic of Macedonia, strengthening day by day the relations between the two territories.

Town twinning as a segment in the Decentralized cooperation between Lower Normandy and Macedonia builds up contacts and friendship with communities from the two territories and promotes better understanding.

The Programme for Decentralized cooperation is coordinated by the Association of Local Democracy Agencies (ALDA). For further information visit the website of the Cooperation.