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20th Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival

Chicago Sister Cities International is proud to once again be a promotional partner of the 20th Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center from March 3-30, 2017. The largest festival in the nation showcasing films of the European Union nations, this anniversary festival presents Chicago premieres of 62 new feature films…

CSCI Requests Proposals for Development of New Website

In order to best communicate with our stakeholders and the public, Chicago Sister Cities International seeks to redevelop its website. This new website will reflect CSCI’s mission, goals and revamped programming in an effort to communicate the impact of the organization. With 28 international sister cities, CSCI is the largest sister cities organization in the United…


Chicago-Hamburg School Exchange Continues

Sullivan High school has an ongoing exchange with Altona Gymnasium in Hamburg that is supported by the Hamburg Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International. Nine students and teachers visited Hamburg in October 2017 for two weeks. Ten students from Altona visited their Sullivan counterparts in Chicago. While in Hamburg, Chicago students not only visited various…


Chicago-Hamburg Marathon Connection Recognized

On December 13, U.S. Consul General in Hamburg Richard T. Yeneoka hosted an event to celebrate the marathon connection between Chicago and Hamburg. Since 2002, over 400 runners from Hamburg have participated in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon by using the runner exchange program of the Support Group Hamburg Chicago, staying for a week…


Colombian Ambassador Visits Chicago

Colombian Ambassador to the United States Juan Carlos Pinzón made his first official visit to Chicago on December 14 and 15. During his visit, he met with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, toured 1871 and met with the Bogota Committee of CSCI to discuss future collaborations between Chicago and Bogota. Read Ambassador Pinzón’s opinion piece in Crain’s Chicago Business…