International Newcastle is a Community Interest Company, established in 2012, following discussions with partners across the City about the need for greater capacity to support internationalism.

The company is governed by the IN Board, which consists of key partners within the city, who oversee the direction and activities of the company.

The company objectives are to carry on activities which benefit the community and in particular:

  • To increase social, educational, economic and other opportunities and life chances for people living, working or studying in the City through the promotion of international communication, interactions, understanding and opportunities
  • To foster better social inclusion and community relations and combat discrimination in the City through the encouragement of interaction between communities, international awareness and wider world view
  • To improve economic and social well-being of those who live, work in or visit the City by contributing directly or indirectly to more tourism and inward investment and an increased international profile of the city
  • International Newcastle’s role and activities have changed over the years, but its focus from 2019 is on developing an international city plan and partnership.


IN activities 2012-2018

Previous services delivered by International Newcastle, include:

Supporting civic links and visits with twin cities and those with other partnership agreements

Providing cultural briefings to raise intercultural skills in a global market place

A Better Visits service hosting international delegations

Supporting international students with intercultural awareness and helping deliver an annual International Community Day to introduce students to local partners providing support, services and opportunities

Developing links with partners across the city to promote internationalism and developing an international directory.