Sherborne Douzelage
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1 South Street
Milborne Port
Dorset
DT9 5DH
Sherborne Douzelage
T:01963 251255
E:marydmc38@googlemail.com
W:douzelage.org
 

 

The Douzelage is a unique European organisation which Promotes for the public benefit educational, sporting, cultural and employment links within Europe generally and specifically with the Douzelage towns of the European Union. Douzelage alliance was brought into being in 1991 and we have 27 such member towns, one in every European country. Despite our number of towns, we retain our “Douze” as the EU retains its twelve stars (the number of original members) on its flag. We aim to build enjoyable and worthwhile relationships between the very different member towns, their individuals and groups of people with common interests. This is achieved through a programme of events, taking advantage of European funding schemes, as well as providing opportunities and contacts for activity groups between towns. If you are interested to make friends or find people of like interests across Europe then please contact one of the people below. You are most welcome to join us in our activities. Sherborne douzelage is a registered charity No. 1147562, whose Key Objectives are:

  • ADVANCING EDUCATION AND HELPING  YOUNG PEOPLE TO DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS, CAPACITIES AND CAPABILITIES AND ENABLE THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN SOCIETY
  • PROMOTING CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY AND GOOD CITIZENSHIP
  • PROMOTING VOLUNTEERING

Many events at this time of year are pending EU funding decisions, which happen late December/ early January.

As an ongoing basis the Douzelage runs European studies courses for Gryphon students

Also the Douzelage is continuing to fund voluntary organisations to take part in DCA led training courses for the voluntary sector.

A list 2014 activities is included below:   

February

Granville Carnaval and the Normandy Coastline study visit by (5?)   Gryphon students

 

 

March 14 – 16

Young Musician selection contest

March 14 – 16

Planning Visit to Sherborne for 19 Europeans to review Musician   project details

March 19 - 23

Granville disabled youth sports event for disabled and able bodied   youngsters.

April 24 - 27

Sigulda, Latvia, AGM of Douzelage International, Education Meeting and   Youth Workshops

June

Polish Cultural Day in the Digby Hall

July 4 - 13

Sports project for young participants in Preveza, Greece

July 13 - 20

Young Musician project M4EU “Music for You”

July 14 - 20

Chojna project “You & EU” 4 -5 young people going to Poland

June 28 – July 5

Susice, Czech Republic; Across Cultures project for 8 students (15- 19   year olds)

Sept 3 – 5

Families in Crisis 3 day Workshop in Sherborne

 

Our partner towns are:

Agros Cyprus                            

Meerssen – Netherlands

Altea – Spain                           

Niederanven – Luxembourg

Bad Kötzting – Germany

Oxelösund – Sweden

Bellagio – Italy

Preveza - Greece

Bundoran – Ireland

Prienai – Lithuania

Chojna – Poland                        

Sesimbra - Portugal

Granville – France                     

Sigulda - Latvia

Holstebro – Denmark                 

Siret – Romania

Houffalize – Belgium                                                               

Skofja Loka, Slovenia

Judenburg – Austria

Sušice - Czech Republic

TBA – Finland

Tryavna, Bulgaria

Köszeg – Hungary

Türi – Estonia

Marsaskala –Malta                     

Zvolen - Slovakia


Sherborne Douzelage Secretary:  
Mary Clothier  marydmc38@googlemail.com
tel: 01963 251255

Chairman: clifton Jelbert
e-mail: c.jelbert@metronet.co.uk
tel: 01935 389757

Treasurer: Jane Smith

e-mail: jane_mary@btinternet.com