Twin towns and partners
Arvika municipality has adopted an international strategy that says that the municipality will encourage contacts, cooperation and exchange,s as well as promote the interests of the region and of Arvika.
The municipality's twin cities are Kongsvinger, Norway, Skive, Denmark and Ylöjärvi in Finland. Twinning with Skive and Kongsvinger started as early as in 1947 through an initiative of the Nordic Association. Ylöjärvi was added in 1978 and then replaced another Finnish municipality. The purpose of twinning is to exchange experience and contribute to the development of municipalities in different areas.
The municipality also has cooperation agreements, mainly about youth exchange, with some cities in Europe; Bydgoszcz (Poland), Kragujevac (Serbia), Palodar (Kazakhstan), Reggio Emilia (Italy) and Mannheim (Germany).
Another collaboration association is ARKO, where eleven Swedish-Norwegian municipalities are included. The purpose is to create and mediate contacts and work with common projects.
Even at home the municipality of Arvika is working in many different types of interaction organisations, one example is Region Värmland.
In addition, continuous time-limited collaborative projects are going on, both nationally and internationally, in sectors such as education, business and social spheres.