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 2016 activities is included below:   

Feb 4 - 8

Granville Carnaval and the Normandy Coast study visit by Gryphon students

Feb 21 3pm

Duo Teresa Carreño Concert, Cheap Street Church, Sherborne

March 12

Sherborne Young Musician competition at Sherborne School

March 13

Wessex Strings concert, fundraising for Young Musician

March 16 - 19

St Patrick’s days visit for walking round Bundoran, Ireland

March 17 - 21

Youth Politics Project in Marsaskala, Malta

April 20 - 24

Bundoran walking group visiting Sherborne

May 12 - 15

Tryavna, Bulgaria, AGM of Douzelage, Education Meeting and  Youth Workshops

June 5 - 11

Belgium ADEPS sports camp

July 6 - 11

Douzelage Young Musician Project in Zvolen, Slovakia

Jul  - Aug

Work Experience for Polish hotel students in Sherborne

Aug 18 - 22

Sherborne International Folk Music and Dance Festival

Sept 9 – 12

Meerssen Marathon participation

Sept

Polish film

Nov 16

Sherborne Douzelage AGM

Dec

Volunteers thank you event

Other events

Subject to funding announcements later

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

Asikkala – 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