International Newcastle facilitates international relations, by hosting international visitors including dignitaries, officials and businesses, representing the City and North East overseas.

It is run as a Community Interest Company with its roots firmly in the community, whilst also operating as a deliverer of commercial services in international relations

We work with clients to equip them with the skills to get the most out of international relations and develop productive international relationships.  We provide cultural briefings on working with other nationals, to help in gaining that competitive edge, as well as delivering workshops on cross-cultural communication skills. Through partners such as Newcastle University we also support International students to integrate into the city and raise cultural awareness.

International Newcastle 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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