International Leeds coordinates and delivers international activity to the benefit of Leeds’ citizens on behalf of the Leeds Initiative and Leeds City Council.
The Leeds Initiative is the city’s local strategic partnership. Founded in 1990, it brings together the public, private, community, voluntary and faith sectors to work together to achieve success, encourage improvement, and tackle and overcome problems for the benefit for all citizens now and in the future. In 2004 it published the Vision for Leeds 2004 to 2020, a long-term plan for the ongoing economic, cultural and environmental development of the city. This plan is being developed and put into practice by a number of partnership groups working as part of the Leeds Initiative.