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Bratislava
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Kaunas
Kharkiv
Leeds
Leipzig
Moscow
Poznan
Rennes
St. Poelten
Stuttgart
Utrecht
Vienna
Voronezh

Bratislava

www.bratislava.sk 
partnership since 2012

Main activities:
  • regular press conferences in Bratislava
  • Bratislava’s presentation at the Regiontour tourism trade fair in Brno – twincities’ stand, Brno’s presentation at the Slovakiatour tourism trade fair in Bratislava
  • reciprocal participation in various cultural events and festivals
  • exchange of experience especially in the field of integrated transport, environment, social policy
Outlook 2015:
  • cooperation between city libraries in Brno and Bratislava in negotiation
  • presentation at the Slovakiatour tourism trade fair in Bratislava
Contact:
Lydie Zukalová
zukalova.lydie@brno.cz  


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Dallas

www.dallascityhall.com 
partnership since 1991

Main activities:
  • Dallas’ presentation at the Regiontour tourism trade fair in Brno – twincities’ stand
  • cooperation between universities –one-year student exchanges, participation in the Summer School of Slavonic Studies at Masaryk University in Brno
  • exchanges of artistic and music ensembles, cooperation of Czech compatriot associations, presentation of exhibition on Villa Tugendhat, festivals, e.g. Texas Days in Rožnov etc.
Outlook 2015:
  • Dallas’ presentation at the Regiontour tourism trade fair in Brno – twincities’ stand
  • preparation of cooperation with Brno companies and their partners in Dallas
Contact:
Pavlína Sukupová
sukupova.pavlina@brno.cz  


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Kaunas

www.kaunas.lt 
partnership since 1994

Main activities:
  • Kaunas’ presentation at the Regiontour tourism trade fair in Brno – twincities’ stand
  • cooperation between city districts of Brno-Jehnice and Kaunas-Aleksotas
  • Brno’s participation in joint project “Safe Community”
  • “Brno in Comics” exhibition in Kaunas, regular cultural and sport exchanges
Outlook 2015:
  • Kaunas’ presentation at the Regiontour tourism trade fair in Brno – twincities’ stand
  • exhibition on Kaunas inter-war architecture
Contact:
Pavlína Sukupová
sukupova.pavlina@brno.cz  


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Kharkiv

www.city.kharkov.ua 
partnership since 2008

Main activities:
  • democracy supporting project
  • Kharkiv’s presentation at the Regiontour tourism trade fair in Brno – twincities’ stand
Outlook 2015:
  • Kharkiv’s presentation at the Regiontour tourism trade fair in Brno – twincities’ stand
  • further cooperation depends on political situation in Ukraine
Contact:
Klára Kuříková
kurikova.klara@brno.cz  


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Leeds

www.leeds.gov.uk 
start of cooperation in 1990, partnership agreement since 2003

Main activities:
  • regular Leeds’ presentation at the Regiontour tourism trade fair in Brno – twincities’ stand
  • cooperation between elementary and secondary schools
  • the RICE project – inclusion of Roma inhabitants – awarded with the “Comenius Quality Label” (within the Comenius lifelong learning programme), finished in 2013
  • “Brno in Comics” exhibition in Leeds
  • participation of artists and artistic ensembles – Theatre World 2014 Brno
  • global development education: seminars in Brno and Leeds, support of fair trade products sale in Brno (international seminar in Brno with participation of Leeds, Brno and other twincities Leipzig and Vienna)
Outlook 2015:
  • cooperation in the area of education
  • exchange of experience in the area of healthy nutrition in schools
  • cooperation in the area of culture
Contact:
Lydie Zukalová
zukalova.lydie@brno.cz  


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Leipzig

www.leipzig.de 
partnership since 1973, partnership agreement renewed in 1999

Main activities:
      40th anniversary of partnership in 2013 – about 40 joint projects/events in total
    • Leipzig Days in Brno (culture, tourism, gastronomy)
    • active cooperation in culture together with the Leipzig – Brno Partnership Association seated in Leipzig
    • cooperation in the field of tourism
    • active cooperation in the field of third age universities
    • tram “Brno” in Leipzig, ship “Leipzig” in Brno, cooperation between public transport companies in both cities
    • Tree of Friendship at the Leipzig Street in Brno
    Outlook 2015:
    • Brno’s cultural contributions within celebrations of “1000 years of first written mention of Leipzig” (1015)
    • cooperation between Brno and Leipzig departments of education (in preparation)
    • exhibition on Villa Tugendhat in Leipzig (possibly also in Weimar and Dessau)
    • Brno’s presentation at the TC Leipzig 2015 tourism trade fair
    Contact:
    Robert Kudělka
    kudelka.robert@brno.cz  


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    Moscow

    www.mos.ru 
    partnership since 2006

    Main activities:
    • cooperation started with presentations, partnership established to support regular Brno–Moscow airline
    • “Night Wolves Bike Show” exhibition in Brno
    • Brno’s presentation at the MITT tourism trade fair in Moscow
    Outlook 2015:
    • Brno’s presentation at the MITT tourism trade fair in Moscow
    Contact:
    Klára Kuříková
    kurikova.klara@brno.cz  


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    Poznan

    www.poznan.pl 
    partnership since 1966, partnership agreement renewed in 2000

    Main activities:
    • “Days of Polish Culture” festival in Brno
    • close cooperation between city libraries in Brno and Poznan
    • cooperation between universities: Polish Studies Institute of the Masaryk University and Bohemian Studies Institute of the Adam Mickiewicz University
    • active cooperation between elementary schools (children exchanges, implementation of joint projects, exchange of experience in alternative education)
    • Brno’s presentation at the Toursalon tourism trade fair in Poznan, Poznan’s presentation at the Regiontour tourism trade fair in Brno – twincities’ stand
    • regular Brno’s presentation (city library) at the “Books for Children and Youth” trade fair in Poznan
    Outlook 2015:
    • Poznan’s presentation at the Regiontour tourism trade fair – twincities’ stand
    • 5th year of “Days of Polish Culture” festival in Brno
    • cooperation in “The Door of Languages Unlocked III” project – activities to learn about both nations’ languages, history and culture will happen via the personality of Elizabeth Richeza (Czech and Polish queen born in Poznan and acting among others in Brno)
    • elementary schools’ children exchanges
    • Brno’s presentation (city library) at the “Books for Children and Youth” trade fair in Poznan
    Contact:
    Andrea Opršalová
    oprsalova.andrea@brno.cz  


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    Rennes

    www.ville-rennes.fr 
    partnership since 1965, follow-up framework agreement signed in 1990

    Main activities:
    • regular Rennes’ presentation at the Regiontour tourism trade fair in Brno and Brno’s presentation at tourism trade fair in Rennes
    • regular participation of artists from Rennes in the “Bonjour Brno” festival of French culture organized by French Alliance in Brno and Czech Days at the International House in Rennes, cooperation of Brno cultural institutions with partners in Rennes
    • Czech-French Public Administration Studies at the Faculty of Economics and Administration of the Masaryk University founded in 1999 by the Masaryk University and University Rennes, cooperation between secondary schools and universities
    • participation of Brno sport clubs in international tournaments in Rennes (basketball, baseball, volleyball)
    Outlook 2015:
    • events for 50th anniversary of partnership in Brno – the “Bonjour Brno” festival of French culture will be provided by artists from Rennes exclusively
    • presentation of traditional South Moravian carnival customs at the Sevenadur festival in Rennes
    • 50th anniversary of the partnership in Rennes – presentation of the city of Brno, culture, business mission in cooperation with the French-Czech Chamber of Commerce
    • study visit to Rennes on shared housing for seniors
    Contact:
    Andrea Opršalová
    oprsalova.andrea@brno.cz  


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    St. Pölten

    www.st-poelten.gv.at 
    partnership since 1991

    Main activities:
    • St. Pölten’s presentation at the Regiontour tourism trade fair in Brno – twincities’ stand
    • Austria Ironman 70.3 – participation of Brno triathlonists in a traditional international competition
    • cooperation in the field of social services
    • reciprocal student exchanges of partner schools
    • Austrian artist Eva Riebler’s exhibition at the New Town Hall in Brno
    • Brno’s presentation at a twincities exhibition at St. Pölten’s Town Hall
    Outlook 2015:
    • St. Pölten’s presentation at the Regiontour tourism trade fair in Brno – twincities’ stand
    • Austria Ironman 70.3
    • reciprocal student exchanges of partner schools
    • joint projects related to Brno – St. Pölten partnership anniversary in the field of culture (in negotiation)
    • student exchange within the Youth Unlimited project
    Contact:
    Klára Kuříková
    kurikova.klara@brno.cz  


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    Stuttgart

    www.stuttgart.de 
    partnership since 1989

    Main activities:
    • dozens of projects (mostly reciprocal) within the 25th anniversary of partnership (education, youth, culture, sports)
    • WERKBUND conference – effort to get the European Cultural Heritage Label in the field of modern architecture
    • Czech Culture Days in Stuttgart
    • exhibition on Villa Tugendhat and presentation of Brno Architecture Manual at the Weissenhof housing estate
    • active cooperation between school associations since 2001
    • cooperation between city districts of Brno-Líšeň and Stuttgart-Feuerbach
    • tram and ship “Stuttgart” in Brno
    Outlook 2015:
    • “Perspectives of Dual Education in the Czech Republic – Dual Colleges” – ex-Mayor Schuster’s offer for Brno
    • cooperation in the field of tourism, presentation of wine from Stuttgart city vineyard in Brno
    • continuing cooperation between Brno and Stuttgart schools
    Contact:
    Robert Kudělka
    kudelka.robert@brno.cz  


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    Utrecht

    www.utrecht.nl 
    partnership since 1991

    Main activities:
    • cooperation between elementary and secondary schools, exchange of experience in the field of Dalton education (Brno is a member of the Dalton International network), exchanges of teachers, cooperation between universities (Masaryk University in Brno is a member of the Utrecht Network of universities)
    • various cultural performances and concerts in both cities (in Brno: Taxi to the Ocean, Toonkunst choir, conservatory students; in Utrecht: e.g. Čankišou, dulcimer band, “Beseda brněnská” choir), exhibitions – Villa Tugendhat, comics exhibitions
    • study visits on traffic systems, airport development and accessibility of historical city centre, membership in EUROCITIES on city mobility
    • regular Brno’s presentation at the Vakantiebeurs tourism trade fair in Utrecht and Utrecht’s presentation at the Regiontour tourism trade fair in Brno – twincities’ stand
    Outlook 2015:
    • Utrecht’s presentation at the Regiontour tourism trade fair in Brno – twincities’ stand, Brno’s presentation at the Vakantiebeurs tourism trade fair in Utrecht
    • cooperation between elementary and secondary schools
    • joint activities in the framework of the EUROCITIES network (transport, environment)
    • cooperation with the newly established Centre for Restoration of 20th Century Architectural Heritage (COPA), promotion of Brno architecture in twincities and abroad (e.g. the “Brno – the city of Bauhaus spirit” exhibition in Amsterdam, planned also for Rennes and Weimar), organization of expert seminars with participation of (not only) twincities’ representatives
    • planned cooperation in the field of smart cities
    Contact:
    Lydie Zukalová
    zukalova.lydie@brno.cz  


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    Vienna

    www.magwien.gv.at 
    partnership since 1998

    Main activities:
    • Vienna’s presentation at the Regiontour tourism trade fair in Brno – twincities’ stand
    • Czech-Austrian Ball in Brno
    • Brno’s press conference in Vienna
    • working visit of Vienna’s City Hall Director to Brno
    • study visit on shared housing for seniors in Vienna
    • political meeting of the CENTROPE Central European Region
    • ceremonial takeover of original pieces of furniture by Mies van der Rohe to Villa Tugendhat
    • international conference on “Healthy Food at Schools” in Brno
    • “1945-1979 Architecture Evaluation Methodology Development” project
    • international conference on “Network of Cities with Exhibition Colonies in Europe in 1927–1932”
    Outlook 2015:
    • Vienna’s presentation at the Regiontour tourism trade fair in Brno – twincities’ stand
    • Czech-Austrian Ball in Brno
    • working visit of Brno’s Chief Executive to Vienna
    • continuation of the “1945-1979 Architecture Evaluation Methodology Development” project
    • involvement in the “Network of Cities with Exhibition Colonies in Europe in 1927–1932” project
    • planned cooperation in the field of smart cities
    Contact:
    Monika Koppová
    koppova.monika@brno.cz
 
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