We meet in conference as a family of “Newcastles” every two years.
We thank Shinshiro City, Japan for a wonderful 2018 conference (3 – 9 October) marking the 20th anniversary of our first-ever conference which took place in that city in 1998.
Click below for the Communique that heads of delegations signed at the end of the conference, setting out our decisions and plans for the time ahead as our alliance of Newcastles grows and develops.
Our next conference will be in Neuchâtel, Switzerland in 2020 !
Our 2016 conference was in Newcastle, Ontario, Canada – from 19th to 23rd September.
Here’s the report of the conference and its outcomes
Our main conference themes:
How to create and support “age-friendly” Newcastles
Promoting our “Newcastles” together – the “Newcastles Passport”
Tourists will be able access special offers from Newcastles of the World by signing up to our free Passport scheme. Each Newcastle taking part will carefully select a series of special offers just for visitors. These could be a customised visit programme, special discounts from local businesses, a meal with a host family, a guided tour, meet the Mayor or an exclusive visit to a historic building. The latest promotions will be shown on each Newcastle page taking part in the Passport scheme. The scheme as finalised at our Conference. and will be launched soon.
At the conference we also shared information about some of our other main areas of interest:
Promoting cohesion and strengthening civic identity, harnessing volunteering, philanthropy and citizen engagement
Information about earlier conferences is also held on the website of Shinshiro City:
The 2014 Conference was held in Nové Hrady in the Czech Republic.
Newcastle upon Tyne UK 2012 (see above)
Neuburg an der Donau, Germany 2008 (film link above)
Shinshiro City, Japan hosted the first summit in 1998
If you have any photos or stories from past Newcastles of the World Summits please share them with us!