bourges eglise 170During the period 9th to 13th June, twinners of the association of Bourges and their President Michel MANIGAULT hosted their German friends from Bonn: Peter BACKES - President of Eurojumelages, Helga KROLL - correspondent of Bonn and members; twinners from Châlons-en-Champagne accompanied by Pierrette LUROT, their President, were also invited. Michel MOREL, President of the National Union and his wife Chantal honoured us with their presence.

During these 3 days, the group visited the city of Bourges, its cathedral, the Palais Jacques Coeur, the old town, its gardens and its marshes.

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The foundation of Eurojumelages Romania dates back to 1991.

Due to Corona, however, the 30th anniversary of the foundation could not be celebrated in 2021 and had to be postponed by one year. Thus, the President of the Bucharest Section, Camelia Bitea, issued an invitation to all Jumeleurs to participate in a friendship week in Romania from 15th to 21st May 2022 to "belatedly celebrate" the 30th anniversary. 

Camelia and her team prepared a very interesting cultural programme for their guests. 

Spanish course in Benidorm
Province of Alicante, Community of Valencia 
7 to 11th November, 2021

beni lang k001We begin this report with the genesis of the adventure and the much desired initiative of Antonia from Valencia Jumelages, inviting us to this Spanish course. Obliged to abandon the reunion planned in Murcia in 2020 as a consequence of the health issues of our dear and very devoted organiser, Camilo, and also due to this damned pandemic together with lockdown, our disappointment was enormous. I take this opportunity to pass on our best regards to Camilo who has led us for so long on the roads to the discovery of Spain, its language, patrimony and traditions. Thank you Camilo. We think of you a lot. I am not forgetting Maria Louisa and her Madrid team’s investment who concocted gatherings that remain vivid in our memories. I, we, are deeply grateful to them. Antonia picked up the flickering flame of our exchanges. We appreciate her dedication and we express our most sincere friendship. As soon as the offer was published hope was rekindled and the inscriptions flowed in.

mp 10k Place de la comédieFinally, the French language course in Montpellier from 18th - 25th September 2021 could take place! The language course had been postponed for a year because of Corona. Not all participants from Germany and Spain came who were planning to do so in 2019.
The event was carried out under the strictest French Corona regulations. In the hotel, in all restaurants and indoors, the pass sanitaire was checked and a mask had to be worn. All were vaccinated and this gave us optimal Covid security.