Regional Authority of the Pardubice Region
Komenského nám. 125
532 11 Pardubice
Telephone: +420 466 026 111
Fax: +420 466 611 220
Since the very beginning of its existence the selfgovernment of the Pardubice Region declared their high interest of creating relations with partners abroad for better integration into common Europe. This has been done in accordance with the Programme Statement of the Regional Council on building up relationships with selfgoverning regions abroad. In the process of creating new relations, Pardubice Region respected geographical, historical and cultural connections, experiences of already existing relationships as well as newly established occassions. Pardubice Region co-operates with five regions abroad on the base of agreement on co-operation. President of the region, Mr. Roman Línek, on behalf of the Pardubice Region has signed in the period 2001-2004 agreements with the representatives of the following regions: Prešov Region in Slovakia, Lower Silesian Vojvodship in Poland, Région Centre in France, County Tübingen and District of Reutlingen in Germany and Region Abruzzo in Italy.
Poland is the only country with which Pardubice Region shares the common border. The LSV with its capital Wroclaw is both our neighbour and twinning partner. The agreement between our regions has been made on 22nd April on the top representatives´ level – the President and the Marshal.. The agreement intents mainly on common activities within crossborder areas including building up infrastructure, municipalities restauration, tourism development and mutual cultural events. Further information available at the web sites: www.umwd.pl
County Tübingen and District Reutlingen are situated in the federal state Baden-Württemberg in the southwest of Germany. The purpose of the twinning is to develop contacts and exchange experiences in the following areas: public administration, education, co-operation of universities, historical horses breeding and crisis management. The agreement has been signed on 18th March 2003 in Tübingen.
Pardubice Region has in its Programme Statement also declared its intention to establish contacts with some region of the Slovak Republic. Selfgovernment of the Pardubice Region responded to the Prešov Region´s concern and the agreement has been signed on 22nd October in Prešov. Since then many common events have been realised in the areas of culture, social matters, school exchanges and public administration.
It is a well known region for its wine and castles on the river Loir, situated south of Paris. The seat of the Regional Council is in the historical city of Orléans and it was here where the agreement has been concluded on 27th March 2003. The contacts wer made due to the previous participation in the Twinning project, in which experts of both regions were involved. The co-operation concentrates on cultural, educational and scientific exchanges and recently also on economic development support.
It is the last region with which Pardubice Region has made the co-operation agreement. Region Abruzzo is situated in the central part of Italy, reaches up to the Adriatic Sea and on its area there are many unique nature reservations and parks. The agreement has been signed on 27th October 2004 in Pardubice and the co-operation will concern information systems in public administration, educational projects and environment.
The grant programme in support of the Region*s international cooperation has been expanded for 2008. Grants are now also available for projects with partners other than official twinned regions. Projects with partners from other foreign regions are now eligible. For further information, please contact Alena Petranova, External Relations Section. firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 466 026 224.