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12-Star City Metz

Metz is a city in the northeast of France located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers. Metz is the capital and the prefecture of both the Lorraine region and the Moselle department.

Located near the tripoint along the junction of France, Germany, ... Read more »

12-Star City Strasbourg

Strasbourg is a city in eastern France on the left bank of the Rhine. It is the capital of the Alsace region and of the département of Bas-Rhin. The city has been the seat of the Council of Europe since 1949, the European Parliament since 1992 and the European Court of Human Rights in the Human Rights Building since 1998, earning it the titles of “European Capital” and “Capital of Europe”. In terms of the number of people living within the city itself, Strasbourg is the largest municipality in the Grand Est region of France and the seventh largest in France. It is one of the main economic centres in the north east of the country.

Partner cities

Ille-et-Vilaine, Conseil général

The General Council of Ille-et-Vilaine is the deliberative assembly of the French department of Ille-et-Vilaine, decentralized local government. Its headquarters is located in Rennes.

LE MAS

As a village of 169 inhabitants, Le Mas is located in the hinterland of Grasse (Alpes-Maritimes-France). It is known for its unique environment, its heritage and its diverse cultural activities. Since 2008, the municipal team is committed to promoting European integration ... Read more »

Le Mas, Town Hall

As a village of 169 inhabitants, Le Mas is located in the hinterland of Grasse (Alpes-Maritimes-France). It is known for its unique environment, its heritage and its diverse cultural activities. Since 2008, the municipal team is committed to promoting European integration ... Read more »

Perpignan, Mediterranean Conurbation Community

The Association includes 36 towns in the urban periphery under the name of the Perpignan Mediterranean Conurbation Community. All of its actions converge toward one single goal: the sustainable development of the territory.

Val-De-Marne, Department

In Ile-de-France Region, Val-de-Marne is composed of 47 municipalities. The confluence of the Seine and the Marne naturally makes it a département of water. It's one of the smaller French departments in area. On 10 July 1964, a law decreed the creation of new départements ... Read more »

Partner associations

Centre d'Information, de Documentation, d'Etude et de Formation des Elus

CIDEFE stands for the Centre for Information, Documentation, Study and Training of Elected Representatives.

With over 32 years of experience, CIDEFE is certified for the training of local officials. The aim is to promote efficiency through training, informing and ... Read more »

Democracy, Social Cohesion and Global Challenges Committee - Conference of INGOs

The Democracy, Social Cohesion and Global Challenges Committee gathers 210 international NGOs and deals with a very wide range of issues, covering the work of four previous committees (democracy, sustainable development, health and poverty, North-South dialogue).
Yet ... Read more »

European Federation of Schools

The European Federation of Schools is an NGO with consultative status in the Council of Europe.


Recently, it gathers 630 independent schools in France, in Europe and in other countries.

European Institute for professional reconversion of women

Professional reconversion of women is about promoting the skills and abilities acquired in one EU Member State to be recognized in an other. It must meet the challenges of globalization and transform the EU into a truly modern and competitive economy, ... Read more »

Institute for Urban Planning and Development of Paris (IAURP) - Ile de France

The Institute for Urban Planning and Development - Ile de France (IAU-idF) is a registered public utility foundation, member of the International Federation for Housing and Planning, an NGO with participatory status in the Council of ... Read more »

No Hate Speech Movement - A Council of Europe Youth Campaign for Human Rights Online

Young People Combating Hate Speech Online is a project being run by the Council of Europe’s youth sector between 2012 and 2014. It aims to combat racism and discrimination, as expressed online as hate speech, by mobilizing young people and youth organisations to recognise ... Read more »