Regional Authority of the Pardubice Region
Komenského nám. 125
532 11 Pardubice
Phone: +420 466 026 111
Being an active member of integrated Europe is a long term intention of the Pardubice Region government. Since the very beginning of its existence the Pardubice Region has started to cooperate with partners abroad. In the process of creating new relations, the Pardubice Region respected geographical, historical and cultural connections, experiences of already existing relationships as well as newly established occasions. Currently there are five cooperation agreements between regions abroad and the Pardubice Region.
Poland is the only country with which Pardubice Region shares the common border. The LSV with its capital Wroclaw is both our neighbour and previous twinning partner. The cooperation agreement between our regions has been signed on 22 April 2003. The regions implement many projects under cross-border cooperation programme of the EU (including infrastructure projects, municipalities’ renovation, tourism development and common cultural events).
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, horse breeding and crisis management. The agreement has been signed on 18th March 2003 in Tübingen.
The cooperation agreement with Prešov Region was signed on 22 October 2002. It lasts already more than 10 years and brought a lot of fruitful projects, especially in the area of social affairs and education. There were many common projects and events which have been organised together in the areas of culture, social affairs, school exchanges and public administration both either in Pardubice or in Slovakia.
Region Centre is a well known French region for its wine and castles on the river Loir, situated on the south of Paris. The seat of the Regional Government is in the historical city of Orléans and it was here where the agreement has been concluded on 27th March 2003. However the first cooperation links existed much earlier thanks to the participation in the Twinning project involving experts of both regions. The co-operation concentrates on cultural, educational or scientific exchanges. It involves economic development support, participation on agricultural conferences and recently tourism promotion too.
The impulse to establish mutual contacts and connections was given in 2013 by the representatives of Prešov Region, which directly borders on this Ukrainian region. With regard to the long-term partnership between the regions of Prešov and Pardubice, the mutual relationships were formalized by means of a memorandum on development of trilateral relationships and cooperation, which was concluded in the city of Pardubice on September 14, 2013. Symbolically, the first project within the frames of the mutual cooperation was the renewal of a school classroom in Kolochava, which has strong historical bonds with our language and country. Transcarpahia is a region boasting of many natural beauties which only few tourists have been given the chance to discover so far. For Pardubice Region it also represents a challenge to develop a new kind of partnership cooperation.
Following the first contacts of 2017, Pardubice Region was successful within the Czech Development Agency grants programme with a project focused on sharing experience in the fields of tourism, education and schooling connected with agriculture and rural development. Once it terminates, both parties will consider the further direction of their mutual cooperation. The region of Mtskheta-Mtianeti takes approximately 10% of the area of Georgia and is situated at an important intersection of the routes between the historical town of Gori, the capital of Tbilisi and the link to the northern border with Russia. This mountainous area is characterised by minimum industrial load and offers great tourism potential for the future – besides the beautiful countryside tourists are also attracted by the medieval sights enrolled on the UNESCO list. However, the local history goes much further back – among others to the beginnings of Christianity in Kavkaz.