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The Annual Chicago Sister Cities International Reception was held in Chicago (USA) last Thursday, 15th March, celebrating Citizen Diplomacy. Over 300 guests attended the event to recognise the diplomat citizen’s work dedicated to Chicago Sister Cities International. The main speaker at the evening was the […]

Teams from three of Birmingham’s European twin cities arrived to the city on Sunday 1st May to take part in the first ever Birmingham European Capital of Running Team 10k Cup, as part of the Great Birmingham 10k run. The respective teams were made up by […]

Teams from four of Birmingham’s European twin cities will arrive in the city to take part in the seconds edition of Birmingham European Capital of Running Team 10k Cup, as part of the Morrisons Great Birmingham 10k. This years edition is co-organised by Birmingham City Council and supported by the […]

  Birmingham City Council (BCC) and the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) have been working together for 15 years. During that time the CLGF have fully funded a number of Good Practice Exchange projects in South Africa, India etc. around solid waste management, education, informal […]

The Birmingham Energy Savers (BES) programme has recently been featured in the EUROCITIES publication “GREEN JOBS FOR SOCIAL INCLUSION”. BES programme tackles fuel poverty and the presence of energy inefficient buildings that have a negative impact on the environment. The programme was launched to make the most […]

Teams from four of Birmingham’s European twin cities arrived to the city on Sunday 3rd May to take part in the first ever Birmingham European Capital of Running Team 10k Cup, as part of the Morrisons Great Birmingham 10k. The cities that participated in the event […]

A EUROCITIES meeting hosted by Birmingham City Council on 15 – 17 April 2015 was the first event bringing both the EUROCITIES Education and the Employment working groups together. Its purpose was to better understand the challenges, issues and solutions related both to the education and employment […]

The European Commission Vice-President for the Energy Union, Mr Maroš Šefčovič, hosted a high level round table on the strategic role of smart cities for tackling energy challenges in Brussels on 25 February. Sir Albert Bore presented how Birmingham is improving the energy efficiency of […]

Birmingham has called for the European Union to more effectively engage cities in EU policy making and for cities to be given greater powers over EU funding to deliver on local priorities, whilst also to contributing to the EU’s growth goals. Speaking at an event […]

Biophilic Cities is a global network of cities which was launched by the University of Virginia in the United States. It currently has nine partner cities around the world with Birmingham being the third European city to join. Biophilic Cities promote urban design and planning […]