International relations, Lyon - Tinca (Romania)

quartier rom à Tinca (Roumanie)
Quartier rom à Tinca (Roumanie) © Bruno Amsellem, Signatures - 2012
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Partnership treated:
  • Cooperation for development,
  • Education, early childhood,
  • Habitat,
  • Social cohesion.
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In 2011, the partnership launched with Tinca (Romania) involved the Greater Lyon Authority, the City of Tinca and the county of Bihor to carry out actions for the development of Tinca to the benefit of all its inhabitants. The partners thus intend to promote the integration of the Romani in their country of origin. The project is managed by the Lyon association "City in Transition" under the responsibility of Greater Lyon.

Lyon - Tinca (Romania) cooperation, key dates

In 2012, 60 Romani homes in one district of Tinca were connected to mains electricity.

At the same time, the first stone of a multi-functional centre was laid in Tinca. Supported and financed by Grand Lyon, this structure includes baths and showers with WCs and a laundry to promote the integration of the Romani by providing access to essential conditions of hygiene and cleanliness. Delivered in time for the start of the school year in 2013, the centre also houses a nursery, a room for "after-school school" and various rooms for information and assistance with regard to social and health formalities.

In June 2013, Lyon is taking part in the 4th Franco-Romanian conference on decentralised cooperation in Constanta, Romania.


Isabelle Lagarde

Métropole de Lyon - Economic development, employment and knowledge delegation

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