As the name implies, global friendships, or Sister Cities, are associations between towns, shires, cities, ports and even countries that have developed a relationship often based on shared interests, similar characteristics or mutual benefits.
The aim of having Sister Cities is to provide a forum for cultural, economic and educational interchange between communities and to encourage friendship, co-operation and understanding to improve peaceful coexistence worldwide.
Sister City Relationships
The Sister City movement, as a worldwide concept, became prominent shortly after World War Two. National Sister Cities efforts were independently started on many different continents, but all had the same goal; to help develop enduring networks of communication between the cities of the world to cut across boundaries and reduce the likelihood of polarisation and conflict among nations.
Berwick-upon-Tweed, England Springfield, Ohio, USA Ermera, East Timor
Casey's Global Friendships brochure
For a full colour brochure detailing Casey’s sister city relationships and friendship links, please contact the City of Casey Global Friendships Support Officer.