The European partnership work of Rossdorf council actively supports the initiative EuropaRad (CycleEurope).
EuropaRad – bicycle tours between European partner communities – is an initiative within the framework of partnerships between European communities. EuropaRad is not a club, it is open to all interested residents.
EuropaRad is not a high performance sporting activity, but rather the chance to have fun and enjoyment with others within a sporting context. The tours, presentations and other activities are planned and run together – everyone can contribute, plan pre-tours and make other contributions.
The European partners are actively involved in the organizational process. Communal travel and discussions as well as the other time spent eating, sleeping and relaxing together during the typically 3 day yearly cycle tour, plus travel time, allows an optimal and intensive exchange of ideas, provides the opportunity to get to know and understand each other as well as providing the chance to make long lasting European friendships.
Additional information is available at www.europarad.net
On 26.06.2014, the community of Rossdorf was awarded the European Diploma by the Council of Europe. The European Diploma is the first step of four required to gain the European Prize.
The second step, the Honorary Pennant, was presented to Rossdorf on 26.09.2015 by Victor Ruffy (Honorary Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe).
The third step, the Honorary Plaque, was presented to Rossdorf on 18.08.2017 by Johanna Schicker (Honorary Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe).
The town of Rossdorf has partnerships with six European communities.