International cooperation and twinned cities
Nablus Municipality has a very strong network of international relations with a number of European cities, and works to build bridges of trust and confidence with the international community. Nablus has been establishing relations with international communities for fifteen years, and these twinnings have played a fundamental role in achieving cultural exchange programs, strengthening mutual understanding, and opening dialogue on issues of concern between people irrespective of their cultural background.
Over the last few years, twinning agreements have given birth to a new initiative: Euro-Nablus Network founded in and chaired by Lille, France, in mid-2007. The first conference took place in Lille in February 2009, followed by another two conferences held in Stavanger, Norway, and Naples, Italy. Euro-Nablus Initiative aimed at launching a campaign to support Nablus and assist in implementing a bundle of projects that address needs of high priority in Nablus, in areas such as Urban Development and Strategic Planning. The Euro-Nablus Initiative enables fostering and developing on a network of international cooperation through joining other European countries.