Twinning

City/Region Name Country Date of Relationship Type of Relationship Activities
Agliana, Tuscany Italy     Initiated contact and interest in twinning with Beit Sahour via Rifat Kassis and International Toscana December 2009.
Genoa, Liguria Italy     Mayor visit in November 2009
Pelago, Tuscany Italy     Attended Conference of Italian Municipalities for the Support of Beit Sahour in Anghiari
Rufina, Tuscany Italy     Attended Conference of Italian Municipalities for the Support of Beit Sahour in Anghiari
Anghiari, Tuscany Italy June 13, 2009 Friendship/Twinning
  1. 1.Arranged Conference of Italian Municipalities for the Support of Beit Sahour-October 7, 2009.
  2. 2.Vice Mayor Mazin Shomali and Municipality Manager visit in April of 2009 accompanied by Father Faisal Ihjazeen
  3. 3.A delegation from Anghiari accompanied by Mayor Danilo Biache visits Beit Sahour and signs twinning agreement.
  4. 4.A delegation accompanied by Mayor Hani Al-Hayek visits Anghiari in October 2009 to discuss proposed cooperation projects.  Mayor Danilo organizes conference between Beit Sahour and other Italian municipalities: Mira, Pelago, and Rufina.
Mira, Venice Italy September 29, 2008 Friendship/Twinning
  1. 1.Exchange of visits of representatives from both cities.
  2. 2.Cultural exchanges.
 
Rimini, Emilia-Romagna Italy September 8, 2003 Friendship / Twinning
  1. 1.On April 2, 2004, Rimini Municipality in cooperation with local organizations supplied 2 students from Bethlehem University with full scholarships to complete their MAs from 2004-2006. 
  2. 2.A work agreement was signed with the Holy Land Handicraft Society to support production and promotion of their products.
Quatrro-Castella, Emilia-Romagna Italy

March 2005,

Renewed March 2009

Friendship / Twinning Exchange of visits of representatives of both cities.
Castelsardo, Sardinia Italy

 

 

Friendship
  1. 1.Reciprocal visits
  2. 2.The Mayor of Castelsardo is the president of the Sardinia Region.  He has financially assisted delegations that visit the region.
Provincia di Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna Italy 2003 Friendship / Twinning
  1. 1.Exchange of visits of representatives from both cities.
  2. 2. Beit Sahour handicraft and embroidery exhibitions held in Piacenza.
  3. 3.Financial assistance in government school renovation project.
Laconi, Sardinia Italy 2001 Friendship / Twinning

"Peace Tails Project":  construction of a public park and garden in Beit Sahour.

 

Fiorenzoula D'Arda, Emilia-Romagna Italy May 1990 Friendship / Twinning  
City/Region Name Country Date of Relationship Type of Relationship Activities
Opsterland Holland 2000 Friendship / Twinning
  1. 1.Green and Clean Environmental Project.
  2. 2.Assistance to the Basma Center for Persons with Special Needs.
  3. 3.Shared photo exhibition.
  4. 4.Exchange of visits of representatives of both cities.
Al Manama Bahrain 1990 Twinning  
Doha Qatar April 6, 2009 Friendship / Twinning

Exchange of visits of representatives of both cities.

 

Fuheis Jordan July 8, 2008 Friendship / Twinning
  1. 1.Exchange of visits of representatives of both cities.
  2. 2.Cultural exchanges.
 
City/Region Name Country Date of Relationship Type of Relationship Activities
Romans France 1995 Friendship / Twinning
  1. 1.Reciprocal visits.
  2. 2.Participation in the "International Biennale".
  3. 3.Youth exchange program.
  4. 4.Cooperation with the Holy Land Cooperative Society in handicraft exhibitions.
  5. 5.Humanitarian aid assistance.
  6. 6.College and school fee assistance.
  7. 7.Decentralized cooperation project for "A youth policy to develop and enhance the civil society of Beit Sahour".
 
Vaulx-en-Velin France December 2006 Friendship / Twinning
  1. 1.Reciprocal visits.
  2. 2.Cultural and artistic exchanges.
  3. 3.Decentralized cooperation project for "A youth policy to develop and enhance the civil society of Beit Sahour".
Givors & Grigny France 2009 Friendship A delegation from the two cities visited Beit Sahour in May of 2009 with Romans & Vaulx-en-Velin.
Clichy-la-Garenne France 2009 Friendship / Twinning Reciprocal visits.
Aulnoye-Aymeries France     Economic cooperation in the form of a venue for handicraft and embroidery exhibition.
St. Priest France 1996 Friendship

Cultural exchange programs

Youth exchange programs

Giere France 1996 Friendship

Cultural exchange programs

Youth exchange programs

Vienne France 1996 Friendship

Cultural exchange programs

Youth exchange programs

 

Grenoble France 1996 Friendship
  1. 1.Worked in cooperation with the Association France Palestine Solidarity of Grenoble.
  2. 2.Skylight over Dar Dakarat.
  3. 3.Implementation of new accounting system for Beit Sahour Municipality.
  4. 4.Reciprocal visits.
  5. 5.International Youth Musicians Camp
  6. 6.Work Program

 

 

Korydallos Greece

January 7, 2000

December 21, 2002

Friendship / Twinning
  1. 1.Reciprocal visits.
  2. 2.Economic cooperation in the form of a venue for handicraft and embroidery exhibition.
Agia Greece 2007 Friendship
  1. 1.Cultural, youth and artistic exchanges.
  2. 2.Cooperation and sponsorship of community based organizations.
 
City/Region Name Country Date of Relationship Type of Relationship Activities
Santiago Chile     Cooperation through the Bethlehem 2000-Chile Palestine Foundation.
  1. 1.Exchange of gifts during the Christmas seasons of 2004 and 2005.
  2. 2.Student college and university tuition assistance.
Concon Chile 2001 Twinning
  1. 1.Cultural exchanges.
  2. 2.Reciprocal visits.
San Fernando Chile 2009 Friendship / Twinning Cultural exchanges: a debka group visited and performed in October/November 2009 accompanied by the mayor and a delegation from Beit Sahour.
City/Region Name Country Date of Relationship Type of Relationship Activities
Xanten Germany 2011 Twinning
  1. Political, cultural and social exchange between the two municipalities
  2. 2.Youth exchange and programs
  3. 3.Institutional linking and schools relations
  4. 4.Projects funding and support
Villanueva de la Cañada Spain 2014 Friendship / Cooperation
  1. Cultural exchange
  2. Education
  3. Exchange or experiences and expertise
Utena Lithuania 2015 Twining / Cooperation
  1. 1.Education and youth cooperation
  2. 2.Culture, historical  and religious heritage
  3. 3.Sports
  4. 4.Social care
  5. 5.Environment
  6. 6.Tourism
  7. 7.Economic cooperation
  8. 8.Trade, small business and hand-crafts
  9. Institutionalnetworking
Alba Iulia Romania 2015 Twining / Cooperation
  1. 1.heritage conservation (historic preservation)
  2. 2.Culture
  3. 3.Sport
  4. 4.Tourism
  5. 5.Support for small and medium enterprises.
 

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