Twinning with Cologne

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Born from the initiative of men with a spirit of openess and peace, the twinning between the Chamber Craft of the Rhône and the Chamber of Cologne was created in 1956. It was the first twinning between a French and a German Chamber of Craft.

For more than 60 years, exchanges between French and German apprentices have been organized annually between the two Chambers to allow apprentices to participate in a trip rich in professional, cultural and human discoveries.

Objectives

  • To reward the most deserving apprentices
  • To promote the relationship and the understanding between France and Germany
  • To enhance the mobility of apprentices

Targeted audience

Any deserving apprentice of legal age (competition winner…).

Actions

  • Immersion in a company for 3 days to discover the German craft industry and its specificities
  • Visit of training centers and presentation of the German dual apprenticeship system
  • Organization of visits to craft companies
  • Discovery of Cologne and its region (historical and cultural aspects)
  • Guided tour of the city of Bonn and its historical museum

Implementation

A 10-day trip offering :

  • A linguistic preparation
  • A supervision by an agent of the Chamber of Craft of the Rhône

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