We meet in conference as a family of “Newcastles” every two years. The report on our most recent conference in Shinshiro in 2018 can be read on the above link.
Our next conference had been scheduled for 2020 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland but was postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. It will now take place in 2022, in Neuchâtel.
Click below for the Communique that heads of delegations signed at the end of the 2018 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
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 (above)
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 2012 (above)
Newcastle, South Africa 2010
Our first conference (above) – Shinshiro, Japan 1998