Signing ceremony of the cooperation convention between Hermanville-sur-Mer (FR) and Vevcani (MK)

Jan 24, 2011

Territorial & local development

Mr. Jacques Lelandais, Mayor of Hermanville-sur-Mer and Mr. Pero Ilievski, Mayor of Vevcani, signed a Convention for cooperation between the two cities on 17th January 2011. The Convention is expected to have positive impact on youth exchange, ICT, multimedia libraries and schools, tourism and cultural heritage, etc.

The delegation of Hermanville-sur-Mer, composed of 11 Municipal Councillors, public servants and experts was happy to visit Vevcani during the traditional Vevchani Carnival, a Macedonian local and cultural tradition. The two Mayors discussed similarities between the two cities on architectural, cultural and historic level and expressed hopes for productive cooperation.

The signature followed after several technical meetings where general objectives of the cooperation had been discussed. During the six day visit, the French delegation and different representatives of Vevcani Municipality, held several workshops presenting the two regions and their structure. The workshops were themed according to objectives of the cooperation: folklore, tourism and cultural heritage; youth exchange and equality rights; education, information and multimedia, etc.

The group of elected representatives from Hermanville-sur-Mer, expressed its gratitude for the warm Macedonian reception, admired the Carnival spirit and held successful meetings with the institutional managers of Vevcani.
The signing of this Convention meets our objectives and completes our mutual cooperation. The Convention was the key addition to our development policy and cultural progress” – said Mr. Ilievski, the Mayor of Vevcani.

The three year Convention will enter into force at the beginning of this year.

Town twinning is part of the Project for decentralised cooperation between Republic of Macedonia and the Region of Lower Normandy, France. This program is coordinated by the Association of Local Democracy Agencies (ALDA).
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