NIEUWEGEIN (THE NETHERLANDS)
Cooperation with this Dutch town has been developing since 1994. Nieuwegein is a former agricultural-trade community, presently a modern town situated in the centre of the Netherlands, 15 km from Utrecht. It was formed in 1971 after merging two smaller cities - Jutphaas and Vreeswijk. Nieuwegein occupies the area of 32 km2 and is inhabited by around 60 000 people.
In 1992 the Nieuwegein Town Council expressed will to establish longterm contacts with a similar town in Central Europe or Eastern Europe. The formal consent for the cooperation between Puławy and Nieuwegein was signed on June 30th 1994. The Letter of Intent was signed on May 24th 1996. The main goals of the cooperation of Nieuwegein and Puławy are the following: help in the range of local tourism development, especially promotion of the touristic traingle Puławy-Kazimierz Dolny-Nałęczów, plannning and executing the town's development, housing policy, supporting the local trade and industry, primary and secondary schooling, health care development. Due to this cooperation the Puławy School nr 3 established relationships with the Dutch teenagers in the range of the UE - Commenius programme.
In July 2003 the Letter of Intent concerning the cooperaton with the Housing+ foundation was signed, in the range of which the project „Constant housing management in the Central and East European housing sector” is to be realized. The project was submitted to financing to the European Commission in MATRA programme.
COOPERATION WITH NIEUWEGEIN IN 2010