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Our collaborative partnerships extend far beyond our boundaries

We’ve developed strong international partnerships with cities across the world, and we’re always looking for ways to work together on projects that break boundaries and cross borders to build skills and expertise.

For over 50 years, we’ve built close relationships, learned from each other, and promoted international understanding – all part of putting Leeds on the map as an international destination.

Our international activity includes exchanges with partner cities, projects with other international partners, and involvement in European international networks of local governments.


Partnered with Lille, France, and Dortmund, Germany for over 50 years.


Partnered with Hangzhou, China since 1989.

For more information about international partnerships visit the Global Leeds website.