The Drava connects us
The first Virovitica-Barcs state border running race organised in 1989 provided a new opportunity for citizens of the two towns to meet. Apart from short disruptions (war in 1991-1993, Covid virus in 2020-2021), the border running race has meant an important connection for sportsmen of the two sister towns until present time.
Citizens of the two towns regularly participate in bicycle tours, touching Barcs – Virovitica, National Park and Barcs – Križnica Drava suspension bridge. These tours serve as a perfect leisure activity for both young and old.
Drava nas spaja – the Drava connects us
In recent years, town twinning has been intensified through joint EU IPA projects. Exchanges between educational institutions represent the future in the co-operation between Hungary-Croatia as well as Barcs-Virovitica.
Drava nas spaja – the Drava connects us. This slogan has been used in the region in several recent co-operation schemes along the Drava. Both Hungarians and Croatians have believed in a fruitful collaboration between them.