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Teaming up for new ideas

Teaming up for new ideas

Two weeks after the Twin City Booster workshop we are still impressed by the city of Krasnodar, the great cooperation experience and especially by the bilateral workshop group. Twenty participants from Karlsruhe (Germany) and Krasnodar (Russia) met for two-days “Match...

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Ivano-Frankivsk: On the way to a new partnership!

Ivano-Frankivsk: On the way to a new partnership!

In the coming days, Twin City Lab will accompany Ivano-Frankivsk on the way to a new city partnership. For a long time, the city has been working on expanding its international network. Now it will be supported by Twin City Lab in the form of an ideation and strategy...

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Our TwinCafé last session

Our TwinCafé last session

We are pleased to announce that the second TwinCafé took place this week. Our first issue in August was about the Twin City Lab itself and the current situation of twinning. With our TwinCafé, we offer you an alternative to network and exchange. Every 4-6 weeks, we...

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Finding new organizations for Twinning in your city

Finding new organizations for Twinning in your city

One of the issues for organizations fostering their city's twinning activities is: “Who in my city could actually be interested in developing projects with our partners? Who's cool enough to be “exported”? I know all the good pals, and they are either already involved...

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Launch of the TCL Academy

Launch of the TCL Academy

In short clips, our Twin City Lab's co-founder Björn and Eventmanager Oleksandra present our completely new service - TCL Academy! Here you can find TCL Academy presentations in English, German, Russian and Ukrainian. Choose your preferred language....

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Our Mission

Our Mission

Most of the world's population lives in cities. By 2050, it will be nearly 70%. Cities have become the main points not only for living but also for social and economic development. This raises huge challenges but also offers great opportunities. So what makes cities...

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Scouting in Karlsruhe

Scouting in Karlsruhe

Last year Karlsruhe and Krasnodar - with a long and experienced twinning relationship since 1902 - applied for our Booster. We were longing to set off since spring 2020. This week our TCL-Booster programme started. And so Ivan headed to Krasnodar, Gregor and me to...

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Ready for take-off. Again.

Ready for take-off. Again.

To be honest, three weeks ago I could not believe it: After several changes and postponements due to Covid-19, finally our TCL-projects are ready for take-off. In a few days our so-called TCL Academy will open its online doors . We will provide and support...

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Engagement [First Steps #4]

Engagement [First Steps #4]

Many projects are started by a bunch of like-minded enthusiasts. Group dynamics changes with each passed milestone. But the core, bound by a common goal, stays strong and keeps the project running. It can’t last forever: if the project is great, it will grow bigger....

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Communication strategy [First Steps #3]

Communication strategy [First Steps #3]

Besides the Project management points covered earlier, there are other "down to earth" issues. Even if you've prepared a great concept, assembled a team, and realized your idea, nobody will know about it if you've missed the communication part. Here's an overview of...

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Basis of the project management [First Steps#2]

Basis of the project management [First Steps#2]

What you need to know before you start the twinning city project. Creating your first project within the twin city framework is not that easy. It's pretty challenging, but also rewarding!In this post, we would like to share with you the most important and practical...

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Guide to Twinning City Project: Research

Guide to Twinning City Project: Research

There is not one thought in our head that is 100% ours. To make a great project you need to know what can actually be done. Twin City Lab features dozens of projects for inspiration. You need more? In this article, we will share our methods of research. Short summary...

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