City of Aarhus

City of Aarhus

 

 

 

 

The City of Aarhus is Denmark’s second largest and fastest-growing city with more than 310.000 inhabitants. Aarhus Municipality has approx. 33.000 employees and a turnover of around EUR 3 billion. The large majority of these resources are spent on welfare services (day care, primary and lower secondary  education and elderly care), but Aarhus Municipality is also an important player in areas such as urban and business development, the supply of water and heating, as well as leisure and cultural activities.

The City of Aarhus is international in its outlook and constantly developing its international policy and relations following the principles of open-mindedness, business-mindedness and service-mindedness. Aarhus works in close cooperation with its Chinese sister city, Harbin, in facilitating partnership between Danish and Chinese businesses and educational institutions. The first sister city agreement was signed in 1984 and since then the partnership has intensified with several high-level political meetings in both Harbin and Aarhus as well as Danish-Chinese cooperation between businesses, universities, youth education programs, cultural institutions, artists and several others.

The partnership is currently focused on developing cooperation in areas of energy and environment, especially working with district heating and energy efficiency. Additionally, the partnership includes cooperation on water treatment and wind power, and works towards the vision of expanding an innovative cooperation to other areas of common interest.

 

奥尔胡斯是丹麦第二大城市,且发展迅速,目前居民委310000人。奥尔胡斯市政府约有33000名雇员,每年的开销在30亿欧元左右。这些资金的大部分被花在福利服务上(日常护理、小学和较低水平的再教育和老年人护理),但是在市政和商业开发、供水供暖以及休闲和文化活动领域,奥尔胡斯市政府也起到了重要作用。

奥尔胡斯市具有国际视野,不断地制定出国际政策和发展期国际关系,其遵循的原则是开放、商务和服务理念。奥尔胡斯与其在中国的友好城市-哈尔滨具有良好的合作关系,从而促进了丹麦和中国的商务和教育机构之间的合作伙伴关系。首项友好城市协议是在1984年签订的,从那以后,在哈尔滨和奥尔胡斯市举办了多次高水平的政治会议,强化了双方的合作伙伴关系,并且加强了它们之间在商务、大学、年轻人教育项目、文化机构、艺术家和其他多个领域内的合作。

目前,合作伙伴关系主要关注的是发展在能源和环境方面的合作,尤其是地区供暖和能源效率方面的合作。此外,合作伙伴关系包括在水处理和风力发电方面的合作、同时朝着拓展在其他共同感兴趣的领域内的创新合作的愿景努力。

Website: http://www.aarhus.dk