Reggio Emilia Romagna

1. General Information :

Reggio Emilia is a region in northern Italy. Region in continued economic growth, thanks to numerous industries, is the one of the first region in Italy for employment rate and export. Reggio Emilia is a region of young people and for young people.
Reggio Emilia has established ten twinning pacts, six pacts of friendship and is linked to over two hundred international companies, participated in numerous European and international projects and it is the only Italian city partner the project “Intercultural Cities” sponsored by the Council of Europe and the European Commission, as the only Italian. Reggio Emilia founded the Italian network of intercultural dialogue with Turin, Genoa, Bari, Riace, Savignano sul Rubicone, Fermo, Lodi, Senigaglia, Viareggio, and Florence.

During the last 5 years the municipality has developed different projects focus on intercultural dialogue, exchanges of experiences and local citizen’s participation.

Population: 165.503


Official website

Twinned with:

  • Bydgoszcz (Poland),
  • Dijon (France),
  • Schwerin (Germany),
  • Girona (Spain),
  • Chisinau (Moldavia),
  • Kragujevac (Serbia),
  • Cutro (Italy),
  • Fort Worth (USA),
  • Toluca (Mexico),
  • Zadar (Croatia).

2. The Region in our Network :

The region and Efus:

Member since: 2001

Member of the Executive Committee: vice-president from 2008

Participated in:

  • Partner of the “Binge drinking” project coordinate by the FFSU 2010-2011
  • General Assembly debate on Cities facing collective violence, Toulouse, France June 26th 2009

Attended :

  • General Assembly Berlin, Germany May 10th, 11th 2010
  • General Assembly Toulouse, France, June 25th 2009
  • General Assembly  Barcelona, Spain, July 18th 2008
  • General Assembly  Rome, Italy, July 6th 2007
  • International Conference Security, Democracy and Cities, Saragossa, Spain, November 4th-6th 2006
  • General Assembly Piacenza, Italy, June 10th 2005


The City and the Italian Forum

Participated in:

  • General Assembly, Modena, November 12th , 13th 2010
  • 2nd edition “100città”, June 2008
  • 1st edition “100città”, October 2006
  • 1st edition of “100 città” 21 October 2006 “ Reggio Emilia and Saint Denis (France) : Urban safety and quality of Life,comparing itwo experiences cities”
  • Publication FISU  “Immagini e immaginario della sicurezza nelle città italiane”2007

Attended :

  • General Assembly, Lamezia Terme, June 25th , 26th 2008
  • General Assembly Piacenza, Italy, June 10th 2005

Hosted :

  • 2nd edition of “100 città” “Citizen programmes and  urban regeneration 5-15 June 2008

3. Project Files :

4. Further information :