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OCTOBER 28, 2021 The Annual Tri-City Social Work Exchange between the cities of Birmingham, Chicago, and Hamburg concluded earlier this month. This year’s theme focused on the German approach known as Social Space Orientation, as an exploration of concepts from community capacity building, social work […]

Virtual Study Visit No. 1, 25.03.21 Tools and projects for participative budgeting (PB) and participative planning (PP) were the focus of the Interreg NW Europe ‘Better’ project’s first virtual, online study tour of the beautiful city of Nyíregyháza, Hungary. With a population of 120,000 and […]

19 April 2021 Cities are being invited to learn from leading innovative UK peers at a special national event this May. UK cities have seen some of the most challenging COVID-19 conditions this past year and one could be forgiven for thinking that all but […]

Young Women Into Leadership (You WIL) is an exciting initiative to inspire, nurture and encourage 14-16-year-old girls to develop leadership qualities. It is a unique opportunity to help you develop your leadership skills and will also connect you with girls from Birmingham’s sister cities in […]

BETTER is an Interreg Europe project of five city governments (Genoa- IT, Tartu-EE, Nyíregyháza-HU, Birmingham- UK and Gävle – SE) whose mission is to support public authorities to develop their regional innovation strategies and improve them with e-government services to stimulate regional innovation chain. BETTER […]

  An ecosystem is like a finely tuned Swiss watch.  Poetry in motion if you have all the relevant cogs and springs in place, but with one wheel out of kilter, the movement can go to pot.  Investment in people and skills is the oil […]

Wednesday 28th October at 2:00 (GMT) The 3 hour show featuring 9 up and coming artists from Birmingham and 6 from Ekaterinburg will be shown free online. The aim of the event is to develop the city links further, showcase Brum’s musical talent and support […]

  Cows wearing GPS collars and food vans predicting the locations of potential customers were just some of the good practices presented at the Better project thematic event in the week of 15th June 2020.  The Better project – stimulating regional innovation through better e-government […]

5th of November Urban Manufacturing Interreg Europe Final Conference – one to remember Success factors for great collaborative maker spaces Unbelievably the Interreg Europe Urban Manufacturing project is already at the end of year 3 of project delivery. This first phase has focused squarely upon […]