Sherborne Douzelage

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.

It is a non-political and non-sectarian body.

The success of the Douzelage was recognised by receipt of a European Union Gold Star award.

If you are interested to make friends or find people of like interests across Europe then please contact one of the people below. All Sherborne area residents are most welcome to join in the activities.

Read more about the Sherborne Douzelage
Mary Clothier-secretary 01963 251255

Agros, Cyprus

Altea, Spain

Bad Kötzting, Germany

Bellagio, Italy

Bundoran, Ireland

Chojna, Poland

Granville, France

Holstebro, Denmark

Houffalize, Belgium

Judenburg, Austria

Karkkila, Finland

Köszeg, Hungary

Marsaskala, Malta

Meerssen, Netherlands

Niederanven, Luxembourg

Oxelösund, Sweden

Preveza, Greece

Prienai, Lithuania

Sesimbra, Portugal

Sherborne, Great Britain

Sigulda, Latvia

Siret, Romania

Skofja Loka, Slovenia

Sušice, Czech Republic

Tryavna, Bulgaria

Türi, Estonia

Zvolen, Slovakia

Douzelage fosters opportunity and friendship amongst all the people of the member towns. Cultural, educational and sporting exchanges lie at its heart, as well as potential for commercial and tourism initiatives.

See the website for fuller details.

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