In the wake of the celebrations for the fiftieth anniversry of the multiple twinning Torino, Cologne, Esch-sur-Alzette, Liege, Lille and Rotterdam and of the charter for sustainability signed on that occasion, a project putting the issue of energy saving together with cultural and artistic exchnages within the schedule of Club To Club 08.
Club To Club, International Festival of Electronic Music and Arts, is back in Torino from Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th of November and simultaneously in the Netherlands, in Rotterdam on Saturday 8th of November, when Torino becomes the Italian capital of contemporary arts and design (thanks to Torino-Piemonte Contemporary Arts, ARTissima and Contemporanea-Mente, 2008 Torino World Design Capital, Luci d'Artista and T2 Triennale d'Arte Contemporanea, realities usually dealt with by the festival through intense interactions and dialogue). The Festival comes for the first time to Rotterdam, after Berlin and Barcelona, with a special session entitled Club Europa from the first eco-friendly club in the world, WATT-Rotterdam/ Together with Rotterdam Torino realizes then the union of clubbing and environment, design and youth (thanks to the project Sustainable Dance Club in Rotterdam, to Rotterdam first European Youth Capital in 2009, to Casa Design Rotterdam in Torino). Finally, thanks to the Piedmontese programme Wi-Pie the shots of the festival in Torino and Rotterdam will be aired live webwide.
The International Affairs Department of the City of Torino organised the welcome of six cyclists coming from the twin city of Glasgow to Torino after a 1116 kilometres route through Europe within the steer of an initiative to finance the research in the fight against cystic fibrosis.
The group, followed by about 30 Piedmontese cyclists, once in Torino paraded from Piazza Castello to the finishing line in Piazza Palazzo di Città and was received in the City Hall to hand out a letter addressed to the Mayor Sergio Chiamparino.
The celebrations for the exploit then continued in Piazza Palazzo di Città.
2008 represents for Torino the fiftieth anniversary of the twinning with
(France) and Rotterdam
(Netherlands). Such multiple twinng was signed in 1958 to promote the
European integration on the initiative of six cities from the six countries
who founded the European Economic Community, created the year before with
the Treaty of Rome.
Nowadays the cooperation is focused on young people exchanges and on culture but also concerns urban and economic policies. On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary the six cities are organising a series of initiatives. The official ceremony in the presence of all the Mayors in Torino on May 10th has been the occasion to reinforce the relationships thanks to the signing of a Charter for Sustainability
Within the framework of the 50th anniversary of the twinning ring among
the City of Torino, Cologne, Esch Sur Alzette, Rotterdam, Liege and Lille,
is to be reported as first event, organised by the Strategic Communication,
Tourism and Promotion Central Service and the International Affairs Department
of the City of Torino, in collaboration with the City and Cologne and
the Consulate General of Italy in Cologne, a promotional activity focusing
on Torino as the City of Chocolate.
During the days of the ISM COLOGNE, the most important confectionery fair of Europe (27th-30th of January 2008), the Deputy Mayor for Promotion, Cooperation and International Affairs of the City of Torino Michele Dell'Utri and the Articiok association presented Torino the City of Chocolate and the 2008 edition of Cioccolatò.
On this occasion was prepared a showcase dedicated to Torino at the Chocolate Museum of Cologne, also staging the projection of promotional videos and the distribution of information material and samples to taste.
From February 11th to 18th 2008 the Antichi Chostri staged an exhibition
of paintings realised by students of the "Moriyama" school for disabled
people of Nagoya.
This exhibition then joins the fruitful and long-lasting cooperation relation between Torino and Nagoya which developed during the last years witnessing the strength of friendship among nations that aim at removing all barriers to relations and at shortening geographical and cultural distances.
To celebrate the twinning agreement between Torino and Nagoya signed
in 2005 an exhibition of paintings made by children of primary schools
in Nagoya was dressed at Centro Interculturale.
In the meantime Torino sent to Nagoya artworks by children of Torinese schools, displayed during the Sister and Friendship Cities Children's Art Exhibition 2007.
The Centro Interculturale hosted the exhibition from 6th to 24th November 2007 and from 12th December 2007 to 31st January 2008.
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