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The conference Green for Clean Air, organized by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Poland and Department of Ornamental Plants of University of Agriculture in Krakow, took place on February 20th, 2018. The aim of the event was to widely share the knowledge of great benefits that plants have on air quality and human health and well-being. City of Krakow was a partner of the conference.
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 1 January 2018 a tram decorated with Scottish tartan made its first run along Krakow streets. The tartan vehicle will most often appear on the lines 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 14, 19, and 20. We hope that by the end of 2018 - this is how long the tram is scheduled to operate – everybody will have had the opportunity to enjoy a ride. We also hope that the colorful vehicle will make the panorama of our city even more attractive.
Opening: 3 October 2017
The exhibition will run: 4 October 2017 – 25 March 2018
Venue: Galeria Alfa
Curators: Delfina Jałowik, Jürgen Kaumkötter
For the last few years we have been glad to observe the growing popularity of our city as a center of important meetings, conferences and congresses. However, the Open Eyes Economy Summit is of particular significance to us, primarily because of the topics it deals with - said Mayor of Krakow Jacek Majchrowski opening the event. OEES is held 14- November 2017 in International Conference Center - ICE Kraków. The directions in which modern economy is heading are being discussed by experts from the world of science, economy, culture and politics.
An International Phenomenological Conference “Roman Indarden and his Times” will be held in Kraków on 25-27 October 2018.
On Sunday, October 1st 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.
On Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October you can explore delicious Scottish treats at Krakovian-Scottish picnic in the Planty Park beside the Archeological museum; if you come to Mały Rynek you will learn about Scottish culture and have an opportunity to join a historical parade culminating in the presentation of the Kraków Tartan in Rynek Główny – all this and more at the Scottish Tartan Festival. We invite everyone who lives in Kraków or is visiting our city at the time to come and join us the festival events!
In August 1944 Allied forces flew from Italy to drop supplies over Warsaw to help in the Warsaw Uprising. Many were shot down over Poland including, among others, Polish and Canadian pilots. 15 Canadian and 22 Polish pilots are buried at the Rakowicki Cemetery in Kraków.