What is Twinning?
Twinning is a link between two similar communities. They can acquire knowledge of each other’s way of life, discuss mutual problems, form cultural and social links, arrange sporting events, exchange visits and develop friendships. Twinning has brought closer thousands of people across Europe and is based on the principle of reciprocity.
When and Why was Twinning Born?
The idea of twinning was born after WW2 when it was felt that establishing links between local communities from former enemy countries would contribute to secure peace in Europe. Since then, thousands of villages and towns in Europe have established twinning links.
What are the Objectives of Twinning?
Twinning aims to develop mutual understanding and cross-cultural awareness between people from different cultures. It helps develop values such as citizenship and tolerance. Above all, twinning is a fun way to discover how other European people live and make friends from different countries.
Who is Basingstoke and Deane Twinned with?
Basingstoke and Deane is twinned with three European towns:
If you have an idea for a twinning project, want to get involved or would like more information, please contact Daniel Garnier, International Partnerships and Tourism Officer on 01256 845720 or e-mail email@example.com.