Charter of European Rural Communities
Below we provide a brief description on the composition and objectives of the Charter. Below we provide a brief description on the composition and objectives of the Charter. The Charter of European Rural Communities was founded in France, in 1989. Initially it consisted of only 12 members but nowadays it lists 27. Every country-member of the European Community participates with one agricultural Municipality.
The primary objective of the Charter is the collaboration of Municipalities in order to exchange ideas, opinions and experiences. Moreover, it encourages and supports the exchange of citizens and the planning of conferences and meetings, especially in relation to the social, political and educational environment.
Another priority of the Charter is the annual planning of meetings with the Municipalities and their members, in which each Municipality participates with a delegate committee of 10 persons maximum.
In 2008, the Municipality of Lefkara was responsible for organizing this annual meeting which was held on May 14 and 18, 2018.
The Municipality is twinned with the following Municipalities:
- 1999 Arta - Greece
- 1997 Rafinha - Greece
- 1993 Nea Chalkidona
- 1996 Kozani
- 1997 Lusignan
- 2006 Crispiano
- 1983 Islington
The Municipality has an official cooperation with the following Municipalities:
- Kolindros Greece
- Docherow Germany (October 2000)
- Resko Poland