City-to-city cooperation

The City of Vienna currently maintains cooperation agreements on specific issues with eleven cities all over the world.

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The purpose of these agreements is an intensified exchange of experience and knowledge on urban issues such as urban development, waste and energy management, housing, public transport or health care.

In addition, the city has established special agreements with other cities on the issues of civil protection and crisis management and maintains international partnerships at district level.


City-to-city agreements

  • Athens
    • Topics: cooperation in the fields of urban quality of life, urban development, smart city strategies, business and economic development, cooperation in visitors economy and destination management initiatives
  • Brasilia
    • Topics: cooperation in the fields of education, science, technology, sustainability, urban planning and transport, economic development, trade and investment, culture and tourism
  • Bratislava
    • Topics: twin-city agreement in the fields of transport infrastructure, economic cooperation, regional planning, flood and disaster protection, science and research, culture, education and youth, marketing and tourism, EU-funded projects
  • Brno
    • Topics: exchange of information and experience in the fields of urban renewal and urban conservation, waste management, transport planning and parking space management, strengthening of cross-border cooperation, development of the rail connection between Vienna and Brno
  • Budapest
    • Topics: identification and realisation of specific investment projects in the fields of urban and environmental technologies, cooperation in the fields of urban development, transport development, waste management, drinking water, wastewater, energy, air and noise pollution, environmental protection and green space design, flood control, EU compliant procurement, culture, health, social affairs, ICT, e-government
  • Chengdu
    • Topics: enhanced cooperation in the fields of urban development, in particular implementation of innovative urban development and smart city initiatives based on the existing cooperation between aspern Vienna's Urban Lakeside and the Tianfu New Area in Chengdu, economic and business location, tourism know-how and training, cultural projects and organisation of major events
  • Krakow
    • Topics: continuation or addition of extended or partially changed priorities, cooperation in the fields of urban development with a special focus on public urban transport, urban public services, architecture and urban design, urban renewal and revitalization of inner city areas, environmental protection, health and social affairs, education, science and research, innovation and technology, cultural and creative industries, sport, municipal housing
  • Ljubljana
    • Topics: continuation and deepening the agreed fields for another four years, exchange of experience for the benefit of the citizens; increased cooperation to identify and realise specific investment projects in the fields of urban and environmental technologies, cooperation in the fields of urban development with a special focus on transport development, public transport, urban renewal, urban development and tourist travel in the region, green space and water bodies, drinking water, wastewater, waste management, energy, environmental protection (air, noise, soil), nature conservation (designation of protected sites and their management), health and social affairs, culture, tourism, civil protection, local self-government - the administrative aspect, sports, schooling and youth, urban development and urban planning focusing on large-scale infrastructure projects, parking space design, housing and housing construction with a focus on energy efficiency, EU funding schemes and cooperation programmes in connection with infrastructure projects, increased cooperation in the Danube Region Strategy, economic cooperation, public relations, city marketing - city branding, education and youth policy, public supervisory authorities, integration, ICT
  • Moscow
    • Topics: cooperation focusing on the organisation of Vienna Days and Moscow Days, economic cooperation, culture, youth policy (exchange of experience in the fields of education and sports), support of the relevant friendship societies, public transport and traffic planning, waste management and waste water management, health care, social issues (with a focus on barrier-free city), energy, education, science, tourism
  • Paris
    • Topics: cooperation on the exchange of information, analyses and good practices, deepening of the friendship and cooperation between the two cities
  • Tehran
    • Topics: cooperation in the fields of urban development and planning, public transport, transport planning and organisation, waste management, energy efficiency, tourism and training in the tourism industry, culture, economy
  • Trieste
    • Topics: enhanced cooperation in the fields of Smart City strategies, urban development, historic urban conservation, heritage, cooperation between the two harbours of Trieste and Vienna, cafe and wine culture

Contact

Philip Lehner

District-to-district partnerships

  • Innere Stadt
    • Partners: City centres of Bratislava (Slovakia), Budapest (Hungary), Prague (Czech Republic), Warsaw (Poland)
    • Topics: situation of inner cities, Cooperation in the fields of development of tourism, exchange of tourism-related experiences with regard to transport and infrastructure, experiences in the field of historical preservation, expanding the cultural traditions, enhancing relationship among our citizens and civic organisations
  • Innere Stadt
    • Partner: District of Shapingba, Chongqing (People's Republic of China)
    • Topics: trade and commerce, exchange and cooperation in the fields of science, technology, culture, sports, health and education
  • Innere Stadt
    • Partner: District of Taito, Tokyo (Japan)
    • Topics: promotion of cultural areas
  • Leopoldstadt
    • Partner: District of Brooklyn, New York (USA)
    • Topics: promotion of Jewish communities
  • Margareten
    • Partner: Berlin-Lichtenberg
    • Topics: cooperation in the fields of youth, culture and sports, education, economy and tourism, cooperation between offices of the city administration
  • Mariahilf
    • Partner: District of Terézváros, Budapest (Hungary)
    • Topics: culture, contacts between the citizens, urban planning, cooperation in the European Union
  • Neubau
    • Partner: 7th district, Budapest (Hungary)
    • Topics: cooperation in the fields of education and culture, training/education
  • Josefstadt
    • Partner: District of Iosefin, Timisoara (Romania)
    • Topic: cultural exchange
  • Alsergrund
    • Partner: District of Dongcheng, Beijing (People's Republic of China)
    • Topics: promotion of friendship and understanding between nations, exchange and cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, science, technology, culture, education, sports, health, human resources
  • Alsergrund
    • Partner: Wenzhou (People's Republic of China)
    • Topics: promotion of friendship and understanding between nations, exchange and cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, science, technology, culture, education
  • Alsergrund
    • Partner: Takarazuka (Japan)
    • Topic: cultural exchange
  • Simmering
    • Partner: District of Chao Yang, Beijing (People's Republic of China)
    • Topics: economy, trade, science, technology, culture, sports, health, education
  • Meidling
    • Partner: Gifu (Japan)
    • Topics: educational exchange, exchange in the fields of culture, sports and academia, exchange of citizens, World Peace Bell project
  • Hietzing
    • Partner: Habikino (Japan)
    • Topics: exchange in all spheres of living
  • Hietzing
    • Partner: Tanba-no-mori in the province of Hyogo (Japan)
    • Topics: exchange in a variety of fields (world peace between Austria and Japan)
  • Penzing
    • Partner: 6th district, Prague (Czech Republic)
    • Topics: exchange of experience and cooperation in the fields of culture, children and young people, environment, transport, decentralisation, dialogue with citizens
  • Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus
    • Partner: Edirne (Turkey)
    • Topics: exchange of experience in the fields of culture, children and young people, infrastructure facilities and politics
  • Ottakring
    • Partner: Hiroshima (Japan)
    • Topic: cultural exchange
  • Hernals
    • Partner: District of Fuchu, Tokyo (Japan)
    • Topics: promotion of cultural relations, education, politics and economy, maintenance of peace in the world
  • Döbling
    • Partner: District of Setagaya, Tokyo (Japan)
    • Topics: twinning agreement between Setagaya and Döbling, exchange in all fields of administration, culture and arts, sports, strengthening of economic ties
  • Floridsdorf
    • Partner: 13th district, Budapest (Hungary)
    • Topics: intensification of contacts between citizens, particularly in the social, cultural and economic sectors
  • Floridsdorf
    • Partner: District of Katsushika, Tokyo (Japan)
    • Topics: industrial development, art and culture, intensification of contacts between citizens
  • Donaustadt
    • Partner: District of Arakawa, Tokyo (Japan)
    • Topics: administration, art and culture
  • Donaustadt
    • Partner: District of Huangpu, Shanghai (People's Republic of China)
    • Topics: cooperation on financial and economic issues, trade, city administration, heritage protection, social system, culture, sports, education
  • Liesing
    • Partner: 15th district, Budapest (Hungary)
    • Topics: exchange of experience in all issues of district administration, events for children and young people, joint cultural activities, exchange of experience in educational issues
  • Liesing
    • Partner: Ulcinj (Montenegro)
    • Topics: cooperation in the fields of municipal and district administration (environmental protection, transport, education, security, fight against drugs, creation of jobs, promotion of business), joint cultural activities (exhibitions, concerts), school-to-school partnerships, sports

Contact

Evelyn Wenighofer

Civil protection

  • Bratislava
  • Budapest
  • Krakow
  • Ljubljana
  • Mazovia
  • Minsk
  • Moscow
  • Prague
  • Tallinn
  • Tel Aviv-Yafo
  • Warsaw

Contact

Michaela Amschl

Visits by international delegations

Many cities around the globe regard Vienna as a sought-after role model for sustainable urban development and modern city administration. For this reason, thousands of experts, officials and political representatives from foreign city administrations and other public institutions visit Austria's capital each year to obtain first-hand information about Vienna's solutions and approaches to different issues.

Visits by international delegations

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