International relations

Development of international and interregional relations is a main function of the Department of International and Interregional Relations of the City Hall of Togliatti. According to regulations the Department implement activities to serve the following objectives:

- Interaction with other cities,municipalities, institutions, organizations, etc.
- Forming and promoting a positive image of the city of Togliatti.
- Definition of priority directions and mechanisms for the development of inbound and domestic tourism.

Currently, Togliatti municipal institutions are involved in the following international projects in the fields of education, sports and culture:

International educational project in the field of secondary and vocational education "Volga - Val-d'Oise"

In 2013 with the support of City Administration of Togliatti, Togliatti Department of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Samara region and Alliance Francaise Togliatti, the Russian-French joint educational project "Volga-Val d'Oise" was established. This unique project was the first practice of coopration between Russian and French educational institutions in the field of secondary and vocational education.

Annually, there is an exchange of students and teachers of the three professional lyceums of the Department of Val d'Oise (France) and colleges of the city of Togliatti, who educate students in the field of design, service and after-sales car service, restaurant and hotel administration.

The purpose of the project is development of international academic mobility and promotion of international academic exchanges for young specialists, who need practical skills, jointly developing new teaching methods and approaches to the professional education.

The city of Togliatti in the project presented by the following institutions:
- Togliatti College of Engineering (specialization: "Distribution and car service");
- College of Technology and Business Service ( "Gastronomy" specialization);
- Technical and artistic education college (specialty "Design").

Partner educational institutions in France:
- National Automobile School GARAC (Argenteuil);
- Lyce Auguste Escoffier (Erani sur UAZ);

- Lyceum Camille Claudel (Voreal).

 International Youth Camps "Togliatti - city of the World"

International children's camp "Togliatti - city of the World" is annually oganized on the basis of Raduga holiday camp in Togliatti. The camp is attended by children from schools of Togliatti and guests from the sister-cities of Wolfsburg (Germany), Nagykanizsa (Hungary), partner-city of Shenzhen (China), Kazanlak (Bulgaria).

International Chess Tournament for school teams of Togliatti and Shenzhen (PRC)

The first Chess Tournament was organized by Togliatti Chess School with the support of Togliatti City Hall. The visit of the delegation is envisaged under the agreement on establishment of friendly relations signed by Samara region (RF) and Shenzhen (PRC), and in accordance with the earlier signed Cooperation Agreement between Futian administrative district, city of Shenzhen, and the city of Togliatti in 2016.

International Gastronomic Festival «Fish Fest»

The first International Gastronomic Festival Fish Fest took place in early June in Togliatti and was devoted to the City Day celebrations. The new citywide festival with a friendly name joined two different events: Fishermans Cuisine traditional culinary competition of fish dishes, and Fish Pie competition of pies. Dozens of gastronomic master-classes for residents and guests of the city were organized on the festival ground, while interactive and creative rooms were opened on the territory of the Sputnik Park. According to the fish theme every festival room had an appropriate name, for example: Fish Market, Fry, Fish-Art, Jellied Fish, Fish Place, Sport Fishing, etc.