International cooperation

Valmiera has signed contracts of cooperation with Viljandi (Estonia), Solna (Sweden), Halle (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany), Høje Taastrup (Denmark), Zdunska Wola (Poland), and Pskov (Russia), as well as with area Gütersloh (Germany), Borisov region (Belarus), and Siyezen (Azerbaijan). Between the twinning towns there is an active cooperation on different areas such as culture, sports, arts, education, cross-border projects, tourism and economics.

Twinning towns of Valmiera, year when the twinning contract was signed:

Solna, Sweden, 1991


Viljandi, Estonia, 1992


Kreis Gütersloh, Germany, 1994


Høje Taastrup, Denmark, 1995


Zdunska Wola, Poland, 2001


Pskov, Russia, 2002


Borisov, Belarus, 2010


Halle (Westf.), Germany, 2011


Siyezen, Azerbaijan, 2014


International Relations Coordinator:
Mr Jānis Bērziņš
Valmiera Local Government
Development Department
Phone: +371 64207861; +371 26636568
E-mail: berzins.janis@valmiera.lv