International, Europe and town twinning
Not only is Münster a city which is known as the major centre of the Münsterland region but also as a city that is present on the international stage. For decades, the city of Münster has been involved in town twinning with nine other cities around the world, one inner-German town friendship and one special relation with Braniewo in Poland. Moreover, there is a partnership between Münster-Hiltrup and the French town of Beaugency. The relationships between the cities are multifaceted and are filled with life by the administration as well as by the citizens.
Furthermore, the city of Münster is part of the European network EUROCITIES, the Council of European Municipalities and Regions, EUREGIO, MONT and ECCAR. By participating in these networks, the city of Münster plays an active role in shaping Europe’s multicultural identity.
The international work of the city of Münster is complemented by expert delegations from around the globe as well as international project cooperations. Moreover, the topics municipal development cooperation and Fairtrade are important issues in the international office of Münster.