GM Newsletter 1

From Thursday, August 25 until Sunday, August 28, 2022, the General Meeting of Douzelage will be organised in Škofja Loka . Hereunder you find the first Newsletter on the 46th General Meeting. You can also download the newsletter by clicking on the image below.

Newsletter No. 1

Škofja Loka – European Capital for 3 days

Dear Douzelage friends,
On behalf of Škofja Loka and mayor Mr. Tine Radinja we would like to invite you to the General meeting of the DOUZELAGE that will take place from Thursday, August 25 until Sunday, August 28, 2022, in Škofja Loka, Slovenia.
We expect the delegations from all 28 Douzelage towns, from the town Kruja (Albania), board of the Douzelage and all former presidents of the Douzelage.
Arrival date for the event is August 25, departure date is August 28, 2022.


The organiser will cover costs for 2 official delegates, 1 representative of teachers/educators and 2 representatives of young people/students from towns that are members of the Douzelage as well as from the town Kruja. This includes accommodation for 3-days in twin rooms, full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner), transfer from the Ljubljana airport to Škofja Loka and back, local transport within Škofja Loka to the accommodation as well as organisation costs and materials for the sessions. Should there be a request for a single room, there is a surcharge of 45,00 EUR per room (for 3 nights).

Any extra nights before and after the official dates of the event should be covered by guests directly.
We have also foreseen a possibility that up to 50 non-delegates can attend the meeting. Attendance fee for these non-delegates is 170,00 € per person. There is a special attendance fee of 120,00 EUR per person for those attending the youth meeting.


Registration form will be sent by the end of May 2022, together with further information about the event and the agenda (Newsletter No. 2).
If there are already any questions that need to be clarified, do not hesitate and contact us at

Miha Ješe
Main organiser of the event

Tine Radinja
Mayor of Škofja Loka

Provisional agenda of the event
Main part of the program will take place in Sokolski dom at the Main square in Škofja Loka as follows:

Thursday, August 25, 2022
Until 17.00 – Arrival of the participants and accommodation in the hotels
18.00 – Opening ceremony and opening of the exhibition of the Douzelage photo contest
18.30 – Dinner

Friday, August 26, 2022
9.00 – Opening ceremony of the General meeting
9.15 – Opening speeches
9.30 – General meeting
13.00 – Lunch
14.30 – General meeting
16.00 – Joint session with ambassadors – presentation of the conclusions of the ACTAGE project and discussion
18.15 – Joint photo of all the participants
19.00 – Dinner with music

Saturday, August 27, 2022
9.00 – General meeting
12.30 – Presentation of the results of the Education meeting and Youth meeting
13.00 – Official conclusion of the event
13.30 – Lunch
14.30 – Free time
19.00 – Official closing dinner and party

There will be separate meetings of the representative of the teachers/educators (EM) and youth representatives/students (YM), which will take place parallel to the General meeting. More information will be sent with the registration form.

Optional program

We will offer a possibility of additional tours and excursions that will take place before and after the official event. Currently, we can offer the following options:

Thursday, August 25, 2022
11.00 Excursions
– Option 1: Planica Nordic Center, Zelenci natural reserve (by bus)
– Option 2: Lake Bohinj, Savica waterfall, Soriška planina (by bus, includes hiking)
– Option 3: Short tour of Rupnikova linija – defense line (by bus, includes hiking)

Saturday, August 27, 2022
Afternoon Market at the Main Square
15.00 Tour to Ljubljana
16.00 Guided walking tour to Škofja Loka