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Durnești commune

Measure : 2.1 Town Twinning

Country: Romania

Partner search deadline: 01/09/2015

Project description

This project has to be an exchange of experience between Durnești comunne and another commune, part of the European Union. We want to participate to the « Europe for Citizens » program, Strand 2. Democratic engagement and civic participation; Measure 2.1. Town twinning.

In this project we want to debate various topics from the fields of agriculture, culture, music, traditional things and sports. We want to mention that we didn’t participate to this kind of project until now and we consider that is a great opportunity for us to develop.

Partners searched

All European cities that are suitable to participate in the "Europe for Citizens" program (Component 2. Democratic engagement and civic participation; Measure 2.1. Town twinning) with whom we can discuss topics from the areas mentioned bellow: agriculture, culture, music, traditional things and sports.

We intend to invite our partner in our country in May, when we organise the “Commune Durnești Day”, because we plan to have lots of traditional things.

Organisation presentation

Durnești commune is located in the eastern part of the county of Botoșani. It is composed of six villages. The total area of Durnești is 7502 ha (1,101 ha intravilan and 6,401 urban terrain). On this area, 6.415 ha is agricultural land, which represents 85.51% of the total village. So, Durnești is one of the commune that has the most share of the agricol land from the total area, which represents 85%. In terms of agricultural land categories, the commune Durnești includes arable land and pastures and small areas of meadows, vineyards and orchards.

Durnești village is situated at a distance of 40 km to the county seat, Botoșani, 68 km to Suceava, 134 km to Iași, 183 km to Bacău, 28 km to the nearest urban city - Ştefăneşti. The main access road to the community is the national road DN 29, which provides access to Botoșani, Iași, Suceava County and the surrounding communities. Currently, the nearest airports to Durnești are: Suceava International Airport (68 km), Iaşi International Airport (134 km) and Bacău International Airport (183 km).

Every year, on the second Sunday from May, the City Hall with the help of Local Council organizes cultural events at “Commune Durnești Day”, an event dedicated to the locals and tourists. The schedule of events includes: folk performances, sporting events (football, table tennis, horseback riding, chess, running) and great entertainment. During this festival is organized numerous traditional artistic moments meant to entertain locals and tourists.

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