Events dedicated to the Day of the Bulgarian enlighteners held under the auspices of the municipality of Pazardzhik. A torchlight procession was organized. It began near the monument of the famous Bulgarian revolutionaries Vasil Levski and Hristo Botev, supported the liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman yoke. The participants carried portraits of Bulgarian revolutionaries and flowers along the main street of Pazardzhik, laid flowers to the monument of SV. Cyril and Methodius. The actors of the city performed the words of the famous Bulgarian figures. A festive concert was held at the city hall of Georgi Atanasov.
Gastronomic actions in Bezier's city
During the period from November, 2016 to June of next year the gastronomic evenings of "Nocturne des Halles" devoted to wine tasting and foodstuff of last summer will be organized weekly in a market complex of the city of Bezier. Local products, the Iberian products from smoked meat, traditional Spanish snack, wine of the region of Bezier will be provided to citizens and guests of sister city. The program of actions includes musical representations.
Zhenjiang Chrysanthemum Show
The chrysanthemum festival opened in the sister city and will run for one month in one of the recreational areas of Zhenjiang - in Beigu Mountain Scenic area. Visitors to the event will see over 70 world-renowned data varieties of flowers grown chief gardener of the city, Mr. Yu Xuelong.
Achievements in the field of protection of intellectual property rights
In 2016, Zhenjiang City was recognized as the best in providing services for the protection of intellectual property rights. In this regard, a seminar to promote good practices of sister cities took place on November 2nd. The event was attended by more than 200 representatives of authorities and business community of the cities of China.
The Days of Moscow in Yerevan
On 28-29 October, the official delegation of the city of Moscow arrived in the Armenian capital in the framework of the initiative "Days of Moscow in Yerevan". During the meeting the representatives of the Government, Duma and the branch departments of the partner cities with the mayor of Yerevan Taron Margaryan discussed prospects of cooperation between the capitals, noted the cordial friendly relations between two peoples, as well as a willingness to strengthen and deepen bilateral relations. The extensive program of events included a forum of business cooperation to government and business representatives in Moscow and Yerevan, "round table" on the development of tourism between the partner cities. Gala concert with the participation of the Moscow groups, children and youth all-round game, judo and chess, which was attended by Russian and Armenian teams were organized in the course of implementation of the initiative "Days of Moscow in Yerevan."
New project in the health sector in Changzhou
Sister city Changzhou was one of the first pilot cities to establish a medical center for processing and the effective use of specialized information "Big data healthcare." In accordance with modern trends in the development of technology this project is an information platform and designed to modernize the health sector through integration of all subjects-participants: national, provincial, municipal and other medical institutions. The project will include a support system of doctors and pharmacists (clinical solutions, disease diagnosis, drug development), resources for telemedicine and medical equipment development, etc.
Conference on the implementation of the project "New opportunity for youth employment", funded by the EU program "Human resources development 2014 – 2020" was held in Pazardzhik on October 27. The aim of the conference is the establishment of direct contacts between young people in the job search, and representatives of the business community of the region. Meetings with the Minister of education of the Republic of Bulgaria Miglena Kuneva, heads of vocational schools and representatives of business circles were organized. They discussed issues of further improving the quality of education and prospects of business cooperation.
Celebration of the Day of People's adherents
Annually on November 1 Bulgaria marks the Day of People's adherents – the liberation movement against the Ottoman yoke. Lecture topic: "The Leaders of the Renaissance and the personality of Stanislav Dospevski" will be organized on this day. Also in the House-Museum and art gallery named St. Depovski exposure will take place on relevant topics.
Cooperation in the field of use of renewable energy resources
The municipality of Béziers and the company "Quadran" entered into a mutually beneficial agreement. In accordance with the terms the company placed 30 of the photovoltaic elements in the parking of city sports facility. Placement of solar batteries by representatives of private business allowed to provide production of "green" energy in the amount sufficient for consumption more than 5 thousand residents. Also it provide to create a roofing covering for this object which was reconstructed recently. The volume of company investment into the project constituted more than 7,7 million euro. Also annually during the term of the agreement (22 years) payments of the company in the amount of 10 thousand euro will arrive in the local authority budget.
International conference in the sister city of Zhenjiang
The international conference application of innovative technologies in the field of physics was held from October 23 to 25 in Jiangsu University. Program activity included sessions and reporting to participants. The conference was attended by more than 300 experts from Switzerland, Singapore and France and other countries. Discussed the scientific achievements and directions of development in this sphere.
Reception of science representatives in the Yerevan city hall
Within holding a scientific conference the mayor of Yerevan Taron Margaryan met the director of the Joint Institute of Nuclear Researches Victor Matveev and the world famous Armenian scientist Yury Oganesyan. During the meeting they discussed the latest technologies in the field of physics, and also an essential role of institute at the international level. Have noted the considerable scientific capacity of the organization: on the basis of institute six head elements were opened. Besides, the famous scientist and the employee of institute Yury Oganesyan made a significant contribution to the discovery of the 118th element of the table of Mendeleyev - "Oganesson" named in honor of the scientist. The name element will be officially appropriated on November 8, 2016.
Development of an interregional cooperation of the city-pobratma of Chandzhou
Following the results of signing the Memorandum of understanding between the Jiangsu Province and Macau (People's Republic of China) – the former Portuguese colony, the decision on created of the Park cooperation in the city of Chandzhou was made on October 21. The object oriented to development of a multidimensional interregional cooperation, including maintenance and support of business projects of Macau in the territory of sister city. In addition, on the basis of the Park the retraining and practice of government employees will be organized.
The construction of the reservoir "Luda Yana" will be begun on October 25, 2016 in order to provide uninterrupted supply of drinking water to residents of Pazardzhik region. Minister of Regional Development and Public Works of Bulgaria Lilyana Pavlova took part ft the opening of the construction. The reservoir with volume of 20 million of cubic meter will provide drinking water to more than 45 thousand people. In addition the reservoir will help to protect against floods and will have a beneficial effect on the climate of the region. The construction period is around 900 days.
The athletic race in the city of Pazardzhik
With financial support from the City Hall of Community Pazardzhik the traditional athletic race "Golden Autumn" was held in the park "Svoboda" of the sister city on October 20, 2016. The event was attended by students of 5-12 grades of Pazardzhik schools. The winners were awarded with medals and cups, diplomas and valuable prizes.
The creation of frescoes in Beziers
Frescoes-optical illusions created by Patrick Kommesi, enliven Béziers city center. In addition to the fact that they popularize historical heritage of the city and look very realistic frescoes, placed on the facades of buildings, became the reason for the creation of new tourist route through the streets of the sister city.
Three frescoes, dedicated to the memory of the famous sculptor Antonin Inzhalbera, a native of Beziers, winegrowers uprising of 1907, as well as the famous composer Camille Saint-Saëns will appear in the city in this year.
Also new frescoes, dedicated to famous citizens as well as history of Béziers will appear in 2017 year.
The World Food Day in Zhenjiang
On October 16, 2016 in the framework of celebration of 36th “World Food Day” Mr. Hu Yongxin, the president of Jiangsu Yongyou Grain and Oil Group, as well as an alumnus of Jiangsu University of Science and Technology donated RMB 10 million ( about 1.5 million USD) to building an Institute of Food. A cooperative agreement, which involved in ways of cooperation, school scale, philosophy of schooling, personnel training and students employment was signed.
The International Marathon in Zhenjiang
On October 16? 2016 the International Marathon started in New Area of Zhenjiang. Dozens of international runners from Russia, Kenya, Cameroon, Ghana, US, Germany, UAE, Australia and Swiss participated in the event. It should be noted, that it is the second Marathon in Zhenjiang, participants increased from 10 thousands to 15 thousands.
The delegation of the sister city of Yerevan visited Riga
Yerevan official delegation headed by the Mayor of the sister city Taron Margaryan visited the city of Riga (Republic of Latvia). During the visit the delegation met with the Mayor of Riga Nil Ushakov, representatives of the local Armenian community and discussed the prospects of further development of friendly relations between the cities and expansion of cooperation programs. Also members of the official delegation took part in the opening ceremony of the park "Yerevan", equipped with a modern children’s and sports grounds.
The delegation from Pori (Finland) visited Changzhou
Within the framework of the Agreement on establishment of friendly sister cities relations on October 14 this year Vice Mayor Fang Guoqiang met with the delegation headed by Aino-Maija, Mayor of Pori, Satakunta, Finland. The prospects of mutual humanitarian cooperation between Satakunta University of Applied Sciences and Changzhou University, as well as programs of international summer camps, cultural exchanges in 2017 year were discussed during the reception.
The celebration of the Day of the Bulgarian community dedicated to the activities of local authorities was held in Pazardzhik on October 12, 2016. During the solemn meeting of the City Duma Mayor of the Community Pazardjik Todor Popov made a welcoming speech to citizens and guests of the sister-city and noted the important role of local authorities in ensuring the city life. Representatives of political parties also sent congratulations to the citizens of the sister city.
The cultural life in the sister city of Beziers
The cultural life of the sister city of Beziers is dynamic and diverse.
A concert of very popular German music group «Greogorian», performing pop and rock songs in a style imitating Gregorian melodies will be held on October 19, 2016 in the Cathedral of Saint Nazaire.
A concert «Lo Grand Balèti del Camèl» which will bring together performances of creative dance groups of Languedoc folklore will be held on October 21, 2016.
The celebration of the National Day of the People's Republic of China
The celebration of the National Day of the People's Republic of China was held in the city of Zhenjiang in the period from 01 to 07 of October, 2016. Series of events, exhibitions, concerts were organized on different venues of the city. More than 1 million tourists visited Zhenjiang during the holiday.
The celebration of the Day of Yerevan
The celebration of the 2798th anniversary of sister city Yerevan was held on October 8, 2016. A lot of interesting activities under the slogan "Sun City – Yerevan" were organized for residents and guests of the capital. The exhibition "Standard - Made in Armenia", which presented samples of products of Yerevan of Soviet times - the products of light and food industries were opened at the History Museum of Yerevan as part of the celebration. The exhibition of retro cars with more than three dozen different brands of cars and production dates were opened on Shaumyan square of the sister city. Several cars are winners of international competitions. Festive events dedicated to the 2798 anniversary of Yerevan, ended with fireworks.
Establishment of friendly sister cities relations
Recently Jintan District of Changzhou (PRC, Jiangsu Province) signed a Friendship City Agreement with Shepperton (Australia, Victoria). The sides agreed about mutually beneficial cooperation in photovoltaic, agriculture, tourism. The project of co-constructing a photovoltaic power station in Australia were discussed. It should be noted that prior to this, Jintan has established sister-city relationships with Cuijk (Netherlands), Saint-Georges (France) and Fauquier (United States).
The National Reading Week, organized with the support of City Hall of Community Pazardzhik, Municipal Theatre named after K. Velichkov and Regional Library named after N. Furnadzhiev will be held in the sister city of Pazardzhik in the period from October 10 to 14, 2016. The various events with participation of pupils and students of the Community Pazardjik, writers, poets, journalists and creative people are planned within the Reading Week.
The tango festival in the city of Béziers
The tango festival will be held in the period from 14 to 16 October this year in Beziers. According to the program of the festival master classes on dancing tango, instrumental concert programs performed by Argentine and French soloists and ensembles, performances by famous dancers will be organized in the concert halls and on the city’s venues. Appetizers will be organized for the festival audience.
The international chess tournament in Yerevan
The sister city of Yerevan hosted the opening ceremony of the international chess tournament "Yerevan Open", which was attended by the President of the Republic of Armenia, the chairman of the Armenian Chess Federation Serzh Sargsyan, Mayor of Yerevan, the chairman of the Yerevan Chess Federation Taron Margaryan and President of the European Chess Union Zurab Azmaiparashvili. The tournament will be held in the period from October 01 to 10, 2016. Participants of the event will be representatives from more than 10 countries.
Development of China-Israel cooperation
The official delegation headed by Ambassador of Israel to China Matan Vilnai visited Changzhou. A working meeting with the secretary of the Communist Party of China Mr. Yan Li was held during the visit. It was noted that next year is the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Israel
The sides discussed the latest developments in the China-Israel Changzhou Innovation Park, as well as issues of further international cooperation in the field of medical devices, agriculture and new materials. Members of the delegation visited the Park’s companies, met with representatives of business community.
The III National scientific conference "The City and memory" in the Regional historical Museum in the sister city of Pazardzhik, dedicated to the April national liberation uprising will be held in the period from 06 to 07 October 2016. The event will be attended by prominent Bulgarian historians, writers and cultural figures, who devoted their works to the historical event.
Activities of the National Week of Older Persons in Beziers
In the period from 02 to October 8, 2016 the Municipality of Beziers will organize a series events dedicated to the "National Week of Older Persons". Week program includes lectures on health promotion in old age, excursions to the main city’ tourist places, plays and various animations in homes for the elderly, the competition in the game of Belote, dance evenings with buffet. Also, a cruise on the Southern channel will be organized for senior citizens.
Development of strategic cooperation
China State Shipbuilding Company (CSSC) and Jiangsu University of Science and Tech. (JUST) signed the strategic cooperation agreement on 22 September, 2016. As a leading company of shipbuilding industry in China, CSSC is at the cutting edge of marine equipment manufacture industry. The Corporation consists of 60 leading Chinese shipbuilding and ship-repair enterprises, research institutes, manufacturers of marine equipment and spare parts, foreign trade companies. Their win-win cooperation will make contributions to innovation and transformation of national shipbuilding industry.
Social support in the sister city
In the run-up to the celebration Erebuni-Yerevan 2798 the city administration of the sister city holds a number of events in the social sphere. So about 3000 families, including families of workers of the scientific, welfare sphere, families of Armenians from Syria, to the large and young families, families of participants of Artsakhsky war, and also the azatamartik which have fallen in Artsakhe, veterans of the Great Patriotic War, having at the same time 2 servicemen will be handed various valuable presents. This social support is dated for the City Day of Yerevan and will be carried out within 8 days.
International forum in the sister city of Changzhou
On September 28th, the 2016 China Changzhou International Forum on Science and Technology & Economic and Foreign Trade and was held in Changzhou. During the event, the prospects of 10 key chains of production development and modern service industry, the problems of introducing new projects and technologies were discussed. Fairs, presentations, conferences and seminars were held. Issues about fund-raising, promotion of technologies and investment projects, business transformation and upgrading of the industry were discussed. Areas of work for the development of international cooperation in accordance with existing agreements, as well as the increase of the international sister city rankings on the world market were planned.
The celebration of the Day independence of Bulgaria was held in Pazardzhik on 22 September 2016. The mayor of Pazardzhik Todor Popov took part in the ceremony of raising the national flag in the Central square of K. Velichkov, and also appealed to the residents and guests of the city with a welcoming speech. The program of celebration ended a concert with participation of the best creative collectives of Pazardzhik.
Environmental measures in Beziers
In honor of Day civil liability on environmental issues the municipality of Beziers together with the city associations will organize cleaning debris of the Southern Canal on 24 September. All interested persons are invited to attend the event.
Organization dance courses for children
The municipality of Béziers organizes the work of dance groups for physical development of young children and strengthening family ties. These groups are intended for children under 3 years and their parents.
Cooperation in the field of finance
Yerevan Municipality and the leading global agency “Fitch Ratings” engaged in credit status and analytical studies signed the cooperation agreement. According to this document, the Agency will assess the quality of public finance management and professional risk, as well as a rank the city's financial stability. Within a short time the cooperation will be put into practice.
It should be noted that as a result of the complete implementation of the process of getting the international status in the field of public finances Yerevan with its international status will be visible for those who make use of the global financial map, which will make it possible for interested structures and organizations to get clear idea of the present level of the financial management system of the capital and the city economy.
International Animation Art Festival
The 13th China International Animation Art Festival will be held in Changzhou International Exhibition Center from September 27th to October 3rd. During the one-week festival the forum on the main theme “Cross-cultural integration and cross-industry cooperation”, digital industry exhibition, cartoons and animation game carnivals, etc. There will be internationally renowned animation and creative companies like Disney, Marvel, Sony, as well as representatives of different university.
In the period from 15 to 18 September, 2016 the Regional Historical Museum of Pazardzhik will participate in the action "European Heritage Days – 2016". The
annual event provides an opportunity to get acquainted with culture and history of the Old continent. The organizers of the initiative are the Council of Europe and the European Commission. In the framework of the action citizens and guests of the city will have an opportunity to visit the museum for free.
Meetings with famous people
The Council of Youth Policy of Pazardzhik in cooperation with the mayor of the sister city organize meetings with famous people. The meeting with graphic designer Patso Dimitrov took place on September 16, 2016. He was involved in the design of sports uniforms for the National basketball Association of the United States.
Restoration of Bezier school
Due to increased number of pupils in educational institutions Bezier City Hall restores the ancient building of elementary school Budar. The beginning of restoration is planned on October 01, 2016. Five educational classes, multipurpose hall, library and administration will be opened in repaired building. Opening of the school will take place in 2017 by the beginning of academic year.
Participation in the traditional Italian holiday
In the period from August 26 to 28, 2016 the Yerevan delegation visited Carrara (Italy) and participated in the traditional holiday "Septemberfest". The Italian city is the first sister city of Yerevan since 1973, but prerequisites to cooperation were earlier: in 1960 the hachkar-spring presented by Yerevan was established in Carrara and the marble monument "A friendship hand" was established in Yerevan. The sister city has also a street named after the capital of Armenia.
Minden youth delegation visited Changzhou
In the period from August 18 to September 7, 2016 Minden Youth Delegation, headed by Michael Jäcke, Mayor of Minden, visited Changzhou. During the first youth visit members of delegation got acquainted with historical and cultural heritage of the city and participated in many interactive activities with teachers and students of Changzhou №3. Middle School. For three weeks the representatives of Minden learned Chinese, calligraphy, pottery, weaving Chinese knot, Chinese martial arts.
Mayor of Pazardzhik Todor Popov thanked and awarded certificates and cash prizes to athletes of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). It should be noted that participants of the games Reneta Kamberova won a bronze medal in rhythmic gymnastics, Nicholas Bairakov ranked fifth in Greco-Roman wrestling and Dimitar Krystev reached the final in the modern pentathlon.
Days of historical heritage
In the period from 17 to 18 September, 2016 the European Days of historical heritage will be held in the sister city of Beziers. In this regard a rich program of city events: workshops in painting, watercolor painting, making mosaics, wood and leather products as well as meetings with famous writers and photographers will be organized. Tours, concerts of organ music and church music, photo exhibition will be organized in cathedrals and churches. Exhibition of ancient and modern painting, sculpture, porcelain will be held in the municipal museums. Also citizens and guests of the city will have an opportunity to take part in literary and historical conferences.
Participation in the International Forum of Mayors of the Silk Road Cities
On September 7, 2016 the representatives of Yerevan Mayor's Office participated in the XI International Forum of Mayors of the Silk Road Cities. During the Forum they discussed the role of the cities, including Yerevan, in development of the program and possibility of joint programs implementation. Participants considered the issues concerning the activities under the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the cities of Yerevan and Qazvin (Iran) in 2014. During the visit to Iran meetings with representatives of the World Citizens Organization (WCO), as well as education, investment and tourist organizations of cities-participants were organized. During the meeting sides discussed the possibility of establishing of mutually beneficial cooperation.
Changzhou International Robotics and Intelligent Manufacturing Technology Seminar 2016
Due to the accelerated construction of the national intellectual production and innovative centers in the city of Changzhou the International Robotics and Intelligent Manufacturing Technology Seminar 2016 will be held on September 27, 2016. The issues of development of robotics and intelligent equipment will be discussed during the seminar. Representatives of national and foreign governments, industry associations, research institutions, experts, etc. will participate in the event. The aim of the event is to define the prospects of development, promote the advanced technologies, monitor of trends in the field of robotics.
The celebration of the National Day of Bulgaria's Reunion will be held in the sister city of Pazardzhik on September 6, 2016. The mayor of Pazardzhik Todor Popov will participate in the ceremony of raising the national flag on the Central square of Constantine Velichkov and will make a welcoming speech to citizens and guests of the city. The official program will be finished with a festive concert.
The concert dedicated to the memory of famous rock-musician
On September 5, 2016 Pazardzhik will celebrate the birthday of British singer, songwriter and vocalist of the rock band "Queen" Freddie Mercury. The concert dedicated to the memory of famous rock-musician will take place near the Youth House. It should be noted that members of "Queen" founded the Association "The Mercury Phoenix Trust” engaged in charity work and raising funds against AIDS.
A citywide campaign in Beziers
A citywide event "Alley of Beziers associations" will take place on September 10, 2016 on the alleys Paul Riquet. The report about work will be held during the event. In this year representatives of 250 associations of Beziers will present their achievements in the socio-cultural sphere as well as environment protection. Mayor of Beziers will make a speech, visitors will get acquainted with the information posted on the associations stands, performances and presentations will take place. The concert of the famous orchestra Paul Selmer will be organized in the end of the event.
Changzhou establishes sister-city relationship with Minden, Germany
On August 19, 2016 the opening ceremony of the monument dedicated to establishment of sister cities relationship between Changzhou and Minden (Germany) was held. Mayor of Changzhou Fei Gaoyun and Mayor of Minden Michael Jäcke participated in the festive event. In the framework of the agreement the sides intend to develop multilateral cooperation. The prospects of interaction in the field of economy, education, health, culture, tourism were discussed.
The visit of Yerevan official delegation to Kharkov (Ukraine)
Recently Yerevan official delegation, led by the heads of Nor-Nork and Avan administrative districts, visited the city of Kharkov (Ukraine). The members of the delegation participated in the festive events dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Ukraine's independence and foundation of Kharkov. During the visit the members of the delegation met with the city leadership, presented a welcoming address of the mayor of Yerevan, as well as visited the memorial “Eternal glory” and laid flowers to the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
With the assistance of the Bulgarian National Commission for UNESCO in the period from August 19 to 21, 2016 the cities of Nessebar, Burgas, Obzor and Sveti Vlas (Bulgaria) hosted the VI International folk music championship "World Folk". The City Hall of Pazardzhik Community assisted in the participation of creative collectives. The event was attended by more than 100 creative teams and more than 2000 singers. Folk Ensemble "Hadzhiliyka" of the village Yunatsite of Pazardzhik Community won the gold medal.
The festival of youth music in the sister city
The festival of youth music "Festival Plus" will be held in the sister city of Pazardzhik in the period from September 02 to 04, 2016. The most famous pop bands of Bulgaria, Great Britain, Romania and Macedonia will participate in the event.
Exhibitions in Beziers
Beziers has a rich cultural life. Currently, the Museum of Fine Arts and Fayette mansion opened the exhibition of works of the famous artist, a native of Béziers, Gustave Fayette "Imaginary Landscapes". This exhibition reflects the changes in the painting of the artist in the period from 1908 to 1925.
The exhibition "Art of Recovery", whose members created an interesting composition, dedicated to the art of Andy Warhol, Basquiat and Chagall will be opened on September 5, 2016 in Beziers House of associations.
Changzhou holds the first international ballroom dance competition
On August 17, 2016 the First China Changzhou International Ballroom Dance Competition & 17th CBDF (China International Ballroom Dance Federation) Junior Championship was held in Changzhou. Vice mayor Fang Guoqiang attended the opening ceremony. This event attracted top-class dancers from China, the United States, Russia, Britain, Denmark, Slovenia and other countries.
The photos exhibition in the sister city of Yerevan
The Mayor of Yerevan Taron Margaryan participated in the solemn opening ceremony of the photos exhibition "New independent State of Armenia", dedicated to the upcoming 25th anniversary of Armenia's independence. The exhibition includes documentaries, archive and artistic materials about the most important cultural, scientific, political, social and economic events that occurred in the Republic of Armenia in the period from 1990 to 2016. The exhibition "New independent State of Armenia" is open until September 5, 2016. After that it will be presented in New York and Glendale (United States), Paris (France) and Moscow.