Asikkala belongs to 27 towns twinning of an European organization called Douzelage. Douzelage in an unique group of town twinning. All the members belong to Europe Union. Asikkala has been a member of Douzelage since 2014. Almost all of the members are towns of 8.-15.000 inhabitants. The other terms are, that there is an own organized school system and it is considerably near the airport.
EU supports strongly the action of Douzelage. No less than 85% of the projects are fund by EU. Nearly all of them are focused to the youngsters. Annually there is a congress arranged to all the members. The meeting of the actors of 27 different countries is monumental. Every town arrange it on its time. The meeting will be arranged in Asikkala in 2019. More information
Photos above are from Sigulda 2014, when Asikkala joined it´s first Douzelage meeting.