- Utworzono: czwartek, 17, lipiec 2014 15:43
- Krzysztof Krajewski
The project « Town-Twinning Citizens’ Meeting Rosendahl – Entrammes 2014 » was funded with the support of the European Union under the Programme "Europe for Citizens"
The Mayors of the participating cities have been supporting the
Meeting in Rosendahl from May 29th to June 1st, 2014:
Mr. Franz- Josef Niehues – Mayor of Rosendahl (Germany)
Mr. Didier Marquet – Mayor of Entrammes (France)
Mrs. Annette Chesnel – Mayor of Forcé (France)
Mr. Daniel Guérin – Mayor of Parné sur Roc (France)
Mr. Marek Janiszewski – Mayor of Reszel (Poland)
Applicable to the Action 1, Measure 1.1
"Town Twinning Citizens' Meetings”
Participation: The project involved 330 citizens, notably 140 participantsfromthe communes of Entrammes, Forcé and Parné sur Roc (France), 6 participants from the city of Rerszel (Poland)and approximately184 participants from the village of Rosendahl (Germany).
The first day, 29/05/2014, was dedicated towelcoming the guests from France and Poland and introducing them to the topics for the 2014 town twinning conference whose title was’: “We in Europe – the past, the present and the future”. All visitors from abroad are traditionally hosted in families – since the partnership started in 1970 and were on this occasion also.
A large conference took place that afternoon with all 330 participants covering two main topics. The first was a presentation of an analysis by a 16 year old pupil. He had completed a thesis at school based on the analysis of approximately100 questionnaires filled in by French and German members (some of whom were audience members) based on the town twinning meetings since 1970. The title of the project was “German-French friendship over the course of the generations”.
The second topic was a speech by Mr. Jaroslaw Pieniak, member of the city council of Reszel. He was presenting “Reszel, a town and municipality in the northeast of the European Union – from the viewpoint of its membership of the EU since 2004 and the European elections 2014”
The official day ended with Holy Mass in the local church which was celebrated in three languages and with speakers from all three countries.
(The day of) 30/05/2014 was dedicated to a study trip to the regional metropolis of MÜNSTER. Six buses with 300 participants travelled to Munster and through workshops observed the implementation of important points contained in the European Commission’s strategy “Europe 2020” using Münster as an example. This strategy targets the advancement of the economy of the European Union. The University of Münster through its networking with the local and global economy presented on the subject of the Cluster of Excellence in the fields of medicine “Cells in motion” and “Religion and Politics”. The successful structural change of Münster’s port from an industrial place to a creative area for start-up business and entrepreneurs including cultural events was shown in the port of Münster. Many new jobs have been generated. Additionally, there were excursions viewing Münster from a historical viewpoint: the city of the Peace of Westphalia 1648, Münster during the two world wars and the period of National Socialism and nowadays as a modern capital of the region “Münsterland”.
In the evening there was a traditional dinner in the local sports hall in Rosendahl enabling the participants to participate in intercultural communication (and conversations) and to dance together in a more casual atmosphere. The younger participants (more than 30 were younger than 25) lead the way on the dance floor and invited the older participants to join in the popular group dances.
The day of 31/05/2014was dedicated tospecific workshops.
The first workshop dealt with the subject of the inclusion of handicapped children using the local school “Sekundarschule Legden Rosendahl” as an example.
The second workshop was a tour of the company “Metrica Interior” in Rosendahl-Holtwick. Metrica is a very successful medium-sized company working locally but with a global presence in the field of exclusive furniture for luxury yachts.
The third workshop dealt with the care of the elderly. Based on projects done in local retirement homes in Rosendahl 2012 and Entrammes 2013, the focus in 2014 was to look at the compatibility of being employed in addition to nursing sick and elderly family members.
The afternoon was free time and spent in the families.
(The day of) 01/06/2014 was dedicated to a final conference where Town-Twinning organisation committee members summed up the results of the past few days and gave an overview for 2015. Journalists from local and regional press attended the conference.
Afterwards, the guests from France and Poland departed for their long journeys home!
We look forward to seeing you all again in France in May 2015!