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February 11 is the European 112 Day. On this day, different awareness and networking activities are organised throughout the EU in order to promote the existence and use of Europe’s single emergency number. 112 is the European emergency phone number, available everywhere in the EU, free […]

To mark the attainment of independence by Barbados on 30th of November 1966, the flag was risen in front of Birmingham City Council building at 10:30 hrs. The invitees included Barbados Deputy High Commissioner Ms Alphea Wiggins, Chair of Barbados and Friends representative Aaron Mapp, […]

The 9th of March marked an important milestone for the delivery of Birmingham’s European and International Strategy. For the first time since its launch, the four chairs of the area based associations met with the Leader of the Council, Sir Albert Bore. They talked about […]

Aston Villa’s Kicks programme has inspired major league soccer club, Chicago Fire to set up a similar programme stateside. The Chicago club visited Aston Villa in February 2014 and was extremely impressed by Aston Villa’s approach of engaging young people in ‘at risk’ geographic areas in […]

Project “Success” is co-funded by the EU and the Conseil regional Île-de-France. It brings together young people from different cultural, social and national backgrounds from disadvantaged neighbourhoods in Birmingham, Montreuil (France), Palermo (Italy) and Oeiras (Portugal). Young participants discuss and debate issues such as citizenship, […]

Representatives of Birmingham City Council, Birmingham City University, University of Birmingham and West Midlands Police visited Chicago in November 2013 to progress various elements of the current work programme agreed between the 2 cities.  In essence engagement between Birmingham and Chicago is stronger now than […]

As a city of world status, Chicago is not only home to 2.7m people but also to many multi-national companies including: Boeing; Sears;  Jones Lang LaSalle and Motorola.  In fact, it was that business and financial service focus which also attracted Birmingham City Council and […]

The North and South America Association’s mission is to promote activity of mutual benefit to the people and organisations of Birmingham and North America. America ranks as the biggest investor into the city, almost twice the number of investment projects to the next biggest investor, […]