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40 young sports enthusiasts from Birmingham took part in the Europod exchange programme this year. Visiting Frankfurt between 1st and 7th July, they participated in training sessions and friendly competitions, but also had the chance to try out other sports as well as cultural and linguistic […]

We are pleased to announce that Distinctly Birmingham will be supporting Waterfront’s Transport-Led Development in the Midlands 2017, which takes place in Birmingham on the 14th November. Since the release of Midlands Connect’s 25-year strategy, HS2’s Royal Assent and the election of the West Midland’s […]

40 young sports enthusiasts from Birmingham took part in the 2017 Europod exchange programme in Frankfurt between 1st – 7th July. Sport Birmingham co-ordinated Birmingham’s involvement in the Europod exchange for the second successive year, doubling the number of young people involved from the city […]

Jamaican Consulate-Birmingham and Birmingham Commonwealth association jointly organised The Jamaican Athletic Team Dinner/Charity Auction – Friday 28th July 2017 -The Great Hall, Birmingham University 7 pm – 12.00 am   The Jamaican Athletic Team will shortly be at their training camp at Birmingham University  prior […]

The Association of Jamaican Nationals together with Birmingham City Council will be working closely with the Jamaican community to host a free open-air Jamaica street festival on Victoria Square and Upper New Street.   In the context of the 55th anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence, the Jamaican […]

Birmingham Commonwealth Association is hosting its second annual Commonwealth Trade and Business Conference on 29th November 2017 in the Banqueting Suite, Birmingham City Council. Further details will be issued shortly but for now, please save the date! Please direct any queries to: Distinctly-BCA@birmingham.gov.uk.  

Commonwealth day is celebrated every year on the second Monday of March, across the Commonwealth.  It offers an opportunity to promote understanding on global issues, international co-operation and the work of the Commonwealth organisations, which aim to improve the lives of citizens. 2017 marked the […]

Birmingham hosted its first meeting of the EUROCITIES Food working group on 8-10 February. Participants included: public health experts, social workers, city councils, agricultural experts, environment and sustainability experts and urban planners from the cities: Almere, Ghent, Lyon, Porto, Venice, Milan, Utrecht, Athens, Edinburgh, Preston, Turin, Venice, Gothenburg, Milan […]

The exchange programme’s 30th birthday was celebrated in Brussels on 26 January 2017. More than five million young Europeans have benefited from this programme since 1987, of which hundreds of thousands were UK citizens, students as well as staff. The benefits of an academic stay […]

Two Birmingham young women, aged 16 and 14 respectively, will represent the city of Birmingham in the Global Youth Ambassadors Leadership Summit 2018 which takes place in Chicago from 21-28 July. Both teenagers from St Paul’s School For Girls will join other 13 other international […]