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Measure : 2.2 Networks of Towns

Country: Slovakia

Partner search deadline: 30/05/2015

Project description

Municipality of Levice would like to invite you to become a partner of our project applying for EU programme “Europe for Citizens”.

The project will consist of four events to be held still in one of the four partner countries, or by agreement.

In cooperation with the municipal organizations of civil associations in which they operate amount of volunteers, we show to our guests from abroad our activities, culture and habits. During the project we want to broaden and deepen partnerships between the cities, representatives of government and non-profit organizations.

Through the obtained experiences of the everyday life of partners, knowledge of the local government cooperation and informal associations and civil initiatives, we will encourage the motivation to continue to organize meetings and find space to develop dynamic and multifaceted cooperation between partner cities in various fields with the view to the future.

The core activities of the project are: presentation of partner sites, workshops on active civic participation and presentation activities of informal associations in the partner cities, ways of cooperation and support their activities by the government. These activities are in line with the specific objectives that the project will stimulate debate and develop networks of informal associations of partner sites and also responds to the annual priorities for 2015: the future of Europe.

Partners searched

Town/municipalities, other levels of local/regional authorities, federations/associations of local authorities, non-profit organisations representing local authorities that work with persons with intellectual disabilities.

Partners should be European countries (most preferred are Italy, Austria and Croatia).

Organisation presentation

Levice lies in eastern part of the Danubian Lowland, is the district town of the largest district of Slovakia and the 18th largest town in Slovakia. Levice is located at an altitude above 165 m and occupies an area of 61 km2. The territory consists of its urban form parts Čankov, worse Kalinčiakovo, Horša and Malý Kiar.

The town (33 504 inhabitants) was first time mentioned in 1156 and attracts guests because of its historic monuments and lovely landscape.

The most noteworthy cultural monuments are Levice Castle – fortress from the period of the Turkish Wars, the Renaissance Dobó Chateau, the early 13th century Romansque chapel in Kalinčiakovo, and the churches (2 Catholic, 1 Calvinist and 1 Protestant).

The town is dominated by the former Teachers College and the Town Hall. Our visitors are charmed by Šiklóš which is an impressive tuff formation, the Levice Calvary with the ruins of the castle, the bird sanctuary Levice Ponds, and the Horšianska Valley State Nature Reserve and a restored Jewish synagogue.

The centre of local tourism is the urban recreation area of Margita Ilona (termal water, car camping). Every year the Levice Castle Festival and the Traditional Fair of Levice take place.