A Twining is the coming together of two communities seeking in this way, to take action with a European perspective, in the aim of facing their problems and developing between themselves closer and closer ties of friendship.
This was the term, given for twining, after the Second World War, by Jean Bareth, one of the founders of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), defining the primary values inherent in friendship, co-operation and mutual awareness among the people of Europe.
The Council of our Municipality, exploiting this institution since the initial steps of the Municipality, moved toward twinning Aglantzia with the Municipality of Zografos (Greece), with the Municipality of Azof (Russia) and the Municipality of Kalamata (Greece). The ceremony of twining with the Municipality of Zografos took place in Aglantzia on the 28th of March 1988 and was concluded in the Municipality of Zografos on the 28th of April 1988. The twinning ceremony with Azof’s Municipality was carried out on the 3rd of November 1998, in Aglantzia. The ceremony of twining with Kalamata’s Municipality was completed in Kalamata on the 19th of November 1993 and concluded in Aglantzia on the 24th June 1994.
Additionally, the Council of the Municipality has signed a protocol of co-operation with the municipalities of Fontaine l’ Eveque in Belgium, (Sector 1) of Bucharest’s Municipality in Romania and Kiev in Ukraine.
On 11th of September 2011 the twining with Sector 3 of Rome’s Municipality was signed. Following the restructuring of the Italian Local Government, Sector 3 was intergraded in Sector 2.