Town twinning has two main aims:
• to demonstrate the extent of the borough's international links and the benefits they have brought to people of all ages within Gateshead
• to encourage more people to become involved and take advantage of the exciting opportunities on offer
Many of these opportunities have involved young people, giving them unique experiences of other cultures and peoples.
Many of the council's international links have benefited the borough as a whole. Long-term friendships have provided both social and economic opportunities.
- Information about Gateshead's twin town Komatsu City in Japan.
- Information about Gateshead's twin town St Etienne du Rouvray in France.