What is European Walled Towns (EWT)

The European Walled Towns (EWT) is the international association for sustainable development of walled towns, walled cities and fortified historic towns in Europe.

EWT aims to promote the many mutual interests shared by walled towns; EWT wishes to maintain and strengthen the historic walled towns for future generations by applying for European funding and partaking in European projects.


  • To encourage friendship between the inhabitants of all ages in walled town communities
  • To support walled towns and their history in present day circumstances
  • To set up projects together to stimulate exchange and generate European and other funds
  • To convene regular symposia in member towns
  • To develop common strategies for proper methods of planning and
    conserving historic towns and their environmental context
  • To enlarge the network of members
  • To exchange knowledge and experience in many fields
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