From August 3 until August 6 2012, Livarot (France) hosted a delegation from Berovo (Macedonia), led by the Mayor Mr. Dragi Nadzinski. The objective of the visit was to officialise the partnership between the two Municipalities by signing a Cooperation Agreement. The signature ceremony took place during the inauguration of the annual Livarot Cheese Fair.
The Agreement, signed by the Mayor of Berovo Nadzinski and the Mayor of Livarot Sebastien Leclerc, reflects the mutual willingness to develop institutional partnership based on the principle of reciprocity and to continue the cooperation in the areas of sustainable and rural development (promotion of local gastronomy), education, protection of the environment, waste management and agricultural development.
Town twinning as a segment in the Decentralised cooperation between Lower Normandy and Macedonia builds up contacts and friendship with communities from the two territories and promotes better understanding. The Programme for Decentralised cooperation is coordinated by the Association of Local Democracy Agencies (ALDA).