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Visit of the Swedish colleagues

29 may 2015

Representatives of Västerbotten County Administration Mikael Bergström and Susanna Lantz visited Karelia and held meetings with the cities and municipalities, having twinning relations with peers in Västerbotten. The purpose of this initiative is to discuss the prospects of twinning relations and jointly think of their promotion and development.

Currently there are five acting cooperation agreements between the cities of Karelia and Västerbotten: Petrozavodsk - Umeå, Kostomuksha - Robertsfors, Pryazha - Vindeln, Olonets - Lycksele, Medvezhyegorsk - Malå.

Swedish colleagues attended meetings in the city of Petrozavodsk, municipalities of Pryazha and Olonets, visited Ethnic cultural center in Pryazha, art school in Olonets, as well as took part in the talks with the representatives of Kostomuksha and Medvezhyegorsk.

Together with this visit, yet another activity was organized within the project "Energy efficiency in hospitals". At the meeting in the Ministry of Health and Social Development of Karelia project expert Kjell Blombäck presented technical solutions, allowing to reduce energy consumption and heat loss in the building of the Children's Republican Hospital.

Olonets art school












Meeting at the City of Petrozavodsk












Meeting at SKBIC office with representatives from Kostomuksha and Medvezhyegorsk