There is always something going on in THE HANSA!
Here you will find news from the Union of Cities and its almost 200 Hanseatic member cities.

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"Hanselinks" exchange in La Rochelle

The city of La Rochelle (France) recently hosted German students from Geschwister-Prenski-Schule Lübeck and Städtische Gesamtschule Emmerich am Rhein as part of the "Hanselinks" project. Launched in 2019, this initiative allowed young people from various Hanseatic cities to collaborate on writing a historical novel.

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Cross-border cooperation and the youthHansa discussed in a bilingual podcast

In preparation for the 44th International Hanseatic Days, which will take place in Gdansk from 13 to 16 June 2024, Martine Soepenberg (Hanseatic City of Zwolle) and Pepijn Velthuis (Hanseatic City of Oldenzaal) as members of the Dutch YouthHansa and Julius Lobe (Hanseatic City of Lübeck) as a member of the German YouthHansa were guests on the German-Dutch EUREGIO Stampodcast, which is part of EUREGIO Youth.

Group photo in front of the friary

Youth Hansa "Mini-Hansetag" in Beverley

From 4 April to 7 April 2024 for the first time a “Mini-Hansetag” took place in the Hanseatic City of Beverly in the United Kingdom. Nine delegates from the Dutch and Rhenish Youth Hansa arrived to join eight Youth Hansa delegates from Beverley to partake in a couple of days which were full of activities about Beverley and the surrounding area.

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THE HANSA featured by Visit Europe

DIE HANSE is presented together with nine other cultural routes of the Council of Europe on the tourism portal "Visit Europe" of the European Travel Commission. In addition to THE HANSA, well-known pilgrimage routes such as the Way of St James are presented, as well as cultural routes on the themes of art, architecture and cuisine.

Launch of Dutch Youth Hansa

Establishment of the Dutch Youth Hanse Association

The signatures have been put down, and the Dutch Youth Hanse is now officially an association. It was founded in Oldenzaal on Thursday, March 7, 2024. The association aims to stimulate contacts between young people in Hanseatic cities nationally and across Europe.