International Newcastle is a network organisation. Our aim is to improve life chances and promote inclusion, community relations and socio-economic development in and around Newcastle.

We do this by developing and supporting international interactions in the fields of community activity, education, arts, culture and sports. We also enable and support the role of business in these areas.

IN is for all people who live, work, study or visit Newcastle upon Tyne and who are interested or engaged in connecting with people in an international way.

View our current board of directors and partner organisations


Initially developed by Newcastle City Council, IN was registered as a Community Interest Company (CIC) in March 2012.  An inaugural board was appointed from among the Steering Group and key partner organisations.

IN could not have been developed without the kind support of people from the following organisations:

  • Advanced Environmental Technologies (AET)
  • British Council
  • Crisis
  • ISIS Arts
  • Live Theatre
  • Newcastle Gateshead Initiative (NGI)
  • Newcastle University
  • North of England Refugee Service (NERS)
  • Northern Stage
  • Northumbria University
  • NUFC Foundation
  • Regional Language Network
  • Regional Refugee Forum
  • Rwandan Association (North East)
  • Theatre Royal
  • The Consular Corps
  • Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums

International Newcastle

Supporting international interactions in:

  • Community
  • Education
  • Arts & Culture
  • Sport

IN Services


Supported by IN

Twin City Partnerships

Newcastle has a range of city twinning and partnership relationships with cities in different parts of the world. In Europe: Bergen (Norway), Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Groningen (the Netherlands), Nancy (France) and Malmo (Sweden). In the rest of the world: Atlanta and Little Rock (United States), Haifa (Israel), Newcastle NSW (Australia) and Taiyuan and Zhengzhou (China).

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Get INvolved Testimonials

Thank you for arranging an outstanding programme. You have raised the bar for this type of international study visit by one hundred per cent, no by two hundred per cent !

Folkpartiet, Vastra Gotaland, Sweden