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City of Bischwiller

The city of Bischwiller is located near Strasbourg and Haguenau and is only a few minutes away from Germany. This city with its strong and deep-rooted identity is home to nearly 13 000 inhabitants.


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

Municipality of 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.

Partner associations

ALDA - the European Association for Local Democracy

The European Association for Local Democracy is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to the promotion of good governance and citizen participation at local level. ALDA focuses on activities that facilitate co-operation between local authorities and civil society.    Established at the initiative of the Council of Europe's Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, ALDA has been operating in the European Union and in its Neighbourhood since 1999

CEVOI (Centre d'Etudes du Vivant de l'Océan Indien)

Through working relationships with research laboratories located in Metropolitan France, the CEVOI helps to disseminate research findings and to explain the cultural and social challenges inherent in scientific and technical development: new cultural prospects, bioethical ... Read more »

Idées Nouvelles Europe

Idées Nouvelles Europe is a non-profit association created in 1996, offering organisational backup to persons active in Europe’s education and training sector, particularly inspectors, teachers, educational counsellors, activity leaders, trainers, pupils’ parents and ... Read more »

Maison de l'Europe de Provence

La Maison de l'Europe de Provence is an association whose aim is to implement European citizenship at local level. For this purpose, it organises debates on current European issues, theme days, events with countries that hold the presidency of the Council of Europe or the ... Read more »