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Lord Provost of Edinburgh Frank Ross visited Krakow between 11th and 14th June to participate in the XII Annual Meeting of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Rt. Hon. Frank Ross took part in the Mayor’s Forum where creative tools have been discussed to solve the most significant problems related to the city development.
Exchange of experience and good practices implemented in historical cities, solutions for the development of tourism were some of the issues discussed during the first edition of Historical Cites 3.0 conference held on 1-2 March at the ICE Krakow Convention Centre.
On 29 January 2018 New Zealand Ambassador to Poland Mary Thurston met with Krakow Mayor Jacek Majchrowski on her first official visit in our city. Mary Thurston first came to Krakow last summer to study Polish for two months.
250 people, representatives of several dozen libraries all over Poland, including many from Kraków and Małopolska region but also from abroad, participated in an international conference "Library at a Turning Point" on Friday 19 January. The event was organised in the ICE Kraków Convention Centre by Kraków Library together with Kraków Municipality.
On Sunday, 1 October Frank Ross Lord Provost of Edinburgh officially presented the tartan to Krakow’s Mayor Jacek Majchrowski. The tartan was weaved in Dalgleish - one of Scotland’s last traditional tartan mills.
5 June 2017 has become another important date in the history of Kraków's cooperation with the Hungarian capital. On that day Mayor of Kraków Jacek Majchrowski and Lord Mayor of Budapest István Tarlós signed a twin cities cooperation agreement. The cities' relationship was based on a partnership agreement signed in 2005.
Between 2017 and 2020 he will serve as an Executive President and a Policy Committee Member of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR).
Mayor of Krakow Jacek Majchrowski opened the International Forum Protection from Electromagnetic Environmental Pollution. Right to Information for Citizens on Monday, December 5, 2016 in the Krakow City Hall. The event was attended by leading international and polish experts. Our city is the first in Poland to organize a Conference focusing on the effects of EMF on the environment.
I am pleased to welcome our Polish and foreign guests from partner cities at this special conference. In 2013, Krakow, as one of the first cities signed the Dublin Declaration which obliges us to act for the benefit of senior citizens. We want to create adequate conditions for seniors to actively and with dignity live through their old age - said Mayor Majchrowski opening the plenary session of the International Conference “Focus on Senior Citizens” held in Krakow on 8-9 November 2016.
During the WYD the residents and guests could notice outstanding personages associated with Krakow looking down at them from the citylights. The famous people chosen for the promotional campaign “ Krakow. Cradle of Genius” included also the symbolic no. 1 WYD Pilgrim – Pope Francis. At the farewell meeting held in the Metropolitan Curia on Sunday, July 31, Mayor Jacek Majchrowski handed over this artistic portrait to the Holy Father.