Twin City Lab 

We boost international twinning city partnerships and explore new ways of collaboration.

By supporting and connecting urban communities and cities, the Twin City Lab pushes the level of international exchange beyond current standards.

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Upcoming events

As our current project funding ended with 2021, right now there are no open calls and event announcements. We will be back soon. Stay tuned!

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About us

We are a team of passionate movers and shakers,
aiming to push forward intercultural exchange and urban development.

We believe that dynamic and vivid relationships are based on reliable networks and dedicated communities – and on your innovative ideas.

This is our core team:


Gregor Büning

Lab-head, networker and civil society enthusiast
“Leave the beaten path!“


Björn Müller-Bohlen

Conceptionist & Facilitator from the bottom of his heart
“Are you staying awake for the liftoff?“


Alexandra Yeryemeyeva

Intern 2021

“The only border is the one in your mind”


Oleksandra Gnyp

Academy- & Eventmanager

“Life is beautiful with meaningful connections.”

Ivan Makarov

Ivan Makarov

Coordinator making magic happen in Russia

“Because why not.“

In 2019 we built the foundation for our Twin City Lab activities. We started with a Twin City BarCamp in Minsk for an exchange of best practices, development of new formats as well as screening and mapping the twin city landscape.

In 2020 we published our digital toolbox, to provide you with innovative projects, guides, tutorials and insights.

In 2021 the Twin City Lab continues its work, initially with a focus on Belarus, Germany, Russia and Ukraine – thanks to the support and funding by the Foreign Federal Office.

In addition to that, we’re also lucky to have these amazing partners, helping us with their expertise and networks:

Foreign Federal Office  



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