Michel Morel, President of UNJPT honoured

Morel medaille 300Michel Morel, president of the Union Nationale des Jumelages Poste et Télécoms (the French federation), was awarded the gold medal of Jumelages during the General Assembly of this organisation, held in September 2022 in Tregunc (Brittany).

The Honorary Presidents of the UNJPT, Marie-Paule Richonnier and André Szypura, together with the President of Eurojumelages Peter Backes were present for the award.

Michel Morel is one of the founders of the Association of Jumelages de la Loire in 1976 and was responsible for relations with Germany. He occupied the post of President of this association for 17 years.

Michel was elected to the UNJPT board in 1996 at the general assembly in Hauteville-sur-Mer under the presidency of Claude Giroux. He is the initiator of the event which sees members walking the Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James); these walks have been organised successfully for 5 years and attracted many participants.

From 2003 to 2006, Michel was Secretary General of the Union under the presidency of Marie-Paule Richonnier. In 2006, he became President and since then has been piloting and leading the noble and worthy twinning movement in France.

Michel Morel has been the UNJPT representative at Eurojumelages, the European Twinning federation, and has occupied the post of vice-president of this organisation for several years.

The gold medal awarded to him recognises and celebrates the 46 years that Michel Morel has worked on a voluntary basis within the twinning movements.

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