The twinners tell us
2023: “In the sun of Benidorm”
Concurrently, the annual congress of the Asociaciones de Personas Mayores de Telefónica took place, with participants from all major cities in Spain. The Mayores de Telefónica de Valencia group and the Jumelages AHET Valencia had organized a very interesting week-long programme.
2023: Walking at OSCAR in the Swabian Alb
Tuesday 12th September
Walking group 2 consisting of the leader Werner Ruckwied and 38 other participants set off at 9:30 a.m for the approx. 10-kilometre walk. There were also 3 Jumeleurs from Ulm. First we went downhill from the Sonnenmatte and then through the village of Erpfingen to the town hall and the guest's house.
2023: Cyclists at the OSCAR on the Swabian Alb
Tuesday 12th September
After breakfast and with a packed lunch, we met in front of the holiday village around 9.30 am. The thermometer at the holiday village showed 23 degrees and it was cloudy. The weather forecast predicted possible rain for the late afternoon. We were sent documentation in advance; I had printed it out and had it with me. Christian gave a short speech and Sigrid explained that she would be available with her car and bike rack.
2023: OSCAR in the Swabian Alb from 11th – 15th September
This year's OSCAR took place in the Sonnenmatte holiday village near Sonnenbühl-Erpfingen in the Swabian Alb. We were accommodated in apartments and in holiday houses.
Members from several German sections shared the organization: Michaela Alber from the Böblingen-Tübingen section, Rita Caumettes, Werner Ruckwied and Werner Schmid from the Stuttgart section, Christian Siebold from the Konstanz section together with Alfred and Irmi Corbet from the Darmstadt section.
2023: CA Bonn- Guest program
The Eurojumelages Management Board meeting took place in Bonn from 20 to 24 April 2023.
Twenty-six people were present, including seven accompanying members.
On Friday morning, while the board members were working, Carola and Gaby (Eurojumelages Bonn), welcomed us and accompanied us on a metro trip to Cologne.
2023: German language course in Berlin
Sabine, President of the Berlin-Potsdam Twinning Association, was very pleased that the German language course was held in Berlin from 16 to 22 April 2023.
The course took place at the Humboldt-Institute and it was imperative to have about ten participants in order to benefit from a group rate.
The participants were 12 in number, 7 French and 5 Portuguese. Prior to the course they underwent an on-line test to determine their level according to the European classification from A1 to C1-2 and be integrated into small groups of about 12 people.
2022: Douro Cruise and Wine harvesting & Tasting – 9th to 11th September
What a lovely group of people we were for this Eurojumelages event! Participants came from 5 different countries:
7 from Germany, 3 from Malta, 1 from Poland, 8 from Portugal and 5 from France. The atmosphere was really one of friendship and everybody had the chance to get to know all
Day 1: Arrival - 9th September
2022: Walking Week Saint-Dié-des-Vosges
24 participants from Germany, France and Switzerland arrived in the afternoon on Sunday 11th September in the CAP France holiday village LA BOLLE, a few kilometres away from Saint-Dié-des Vosges, after a private journey.