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1. General Information :

Bologna is the capital city of Emilia-Romagna, in the Po Valley of northern Italy. Home to the oldest university in the Western world, University of Bologna, founded in 1088, Bologna is one of the most developed cities in Italy. Bologna often ranks as one of the top cities, in terms of quality of life in Italy: it was ranked 5th in 2006 and 12th in 2007, out of 103 Italian cities. This is due to its strong industrial tradition, its wide range of highly-developed social services, and its physical location at the crossing-point of the most important highways and railways in the country. Bologna is a lively and cosmopolitan Italian college city, and it has a rich history, art, cuisine, music and culture, and was made 2000’s European Capital of Culture.

Population: 373 026 inhabitants

Location: Italy

Official website

Twinned with:

  • Coventry(UK),
  • Leipzig(Germany),
  • Salonique(Greece),
  • Toulouse(France),
  • Valence(Spain),
  • Zagreb(Croatia),
  • Kinshasa(Congo),
  • Tuzla (Bosnie-Herze govine),
  • Saint-Louis (Senegal),
  • San Carlos (Nicaragua),
  • Saint Louis (Missouri-USA),
  • La Plata (Argentine),
  • Kharkiv (Ukraine)

2. The city in our network :

The city and Efus:

Member since: 1996

Member of the Executive Committee:

  • 1996-1997 as treasurer

Participated in:

Attended : 

  • Conference  Democracy and Cities, Naples, Italy, December 7th- 10th 2000
  • General Assembly, Paris, France, October 16th 1998
  • General Assembly Paris, France, March 7th and 8th 1997
  • General Assembly Porto, Portugal, October 21, 1996

The City and the Italian Forum

Member of the Executive Committee:

  • President 1996-1999


Participated in:

  • Second edition of “100città”, June 2008
  • First edition of “100città” October 2006
  • Member of the Thematic group “Communication and safety” , 2003

Attended : 

  • Thematic group “Communication and safety”, 2nd meeting, Roma, 1 October, 1, 2003
  • Thematic group “Local safety audit” 3rd working meeting, Roma, November 30, 2003

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