Twinning Visits

Visit to Neung sur Beuvron

14/10/2014 – 19/10/2014

Neung sur Beuvron, celebrating: “30 years of twinning, 30 years of fraternity, 100 years of ‘never again’. In our 3 regions of Sologne, the Harz and in West-Somerset  the younger generation is building a more sustainable and more inclusive Europe”

This event was funded with the support of the European Union under the Programme "Europe for Citizens" (applicable to Strand 2 – Measure 2.1 "Town-Twinning”)


The twinning visit involved 165 citizens, notably 23 participants from the Williton UK, 7 participants from Wulften, Germany and 135 from Neung sur Beuvron, France.


The event took place in Neung sur Beuvron, France from 14/10/2014 to 19/10/2014.


The day of 15/10/2014 was dedicated to discovering how water was managed in the hunting heath and forest areas of Sologne. There was also a discussion about the management of the 2014 flood disasters in Somerset, near Williton, and in Wulften 6 years ago. It was shown how the Natura 2000 and Water framework directives had made obligations and also provided tools for improving the situation.

The day of 16/10/2014 was dedicated to discovering how the waters of the Loire river are managed (follow-up from the day before), and to a visit to a market garden company working to help disadvantaged people find work and regain dignity. The important role of the European Social Fund in helping this type of activity to start up and remain in business was stressed. On the same day, the group also visited a horticultural high school where they could clearly see the stress placed on sustainable development.

On 17/10/2014, three local firms were visited, all working with practical solutions for sustainable development:

Pack 3.0 – A company working in innovative packaging to help its customers develop their products while showing greater respect for the environment.
– ARIA – A company specialised in automatic greenhouse management.
– Material – A company working in the area of promotional products, specializing in the use of recycled materials.

18/10/2014 was dedicated to a ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of the Twinning Committee with the participation of 300 people.



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