Twin municipalities and cities

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Cesvaine Town in Latvia. Cooperation agreement was signed on September 28th 2006. Preceding the agreement relationships developed between the Music and Art Schools of both towns.

Łącko municipality in Poland. Cooperation agreement was signed on September 5th 2005. Partnership was started by Silver Loit - the head of the society „Pro Polonia".

Vara municipality in Sweden. Our schools have had good relations with Vara for a very long time and Vara has helped us in computer training.

Vara is the winner of the 2015 Europe Prize. The 2015 Its the highest level of the Prize which is awarded each year by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to the town most active in promoting European ideals. 

Here is the link to the video presented by Vara for Europe Prize candidacy: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH0dWaXqoJk&feature=youtu.be

The Town of Raahe. Former Vihanti municipality in Finland was united with Raahe municipality on January 1st 2013. Relations between Märjamaa and Vihanti congregations were initiated by pastor Esa Malkamäki from Vihanti and pastor of Märjamaa St. Mary's congregation Priit Rannut. Cooperation agreeement was signed on September 11th 1998.

Volhov municipality and town in Russia (Leningrad oblast). Relations started in 2010 while taking part in joint project (Cesvaine being the third member). Since 2010 the folk groups from Volhov have been the guests on Märjamaa Folk Festival almost every year and delegations from both municipalities have visited each other.

Toimetaja: TIINA GILL