Twinning is about promoting friendship between communities across the world . The international links established with partner towns provide a unique opportunity for both visits and the exchange of ideas. It brings the people of a divided world closer together to create shared experiences and an understanding of each other’s way of life.
Traditionally twinning has focussed on social, educational, sporting and cultural exchanges. In the new political and economic climate brought about by the strengthening of the European Community and the changes in Eastern Europe, commercial and professional exchanges are becoming increasingly important.