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US Ambassador Mark Brzezinski on an official visit to the Mayor of Kraków


On 8 July 2022, US Ambassador H.E. Mark Brzezinski paid his first official visit to the President of Kraków. He was accompanied by the US Consul General in Kraków Patrick Slowinski.

Mayor of Gaziantep Ms. Fatma Şahin in Kraków

Visit of the Mayor of Gaziantep


On 30 June 2022 delegation from City of Gaziantep led by Mayor Fatma Şahin met with Jacek Majchrowski Mayor of Kraków.

The Europa Nostra Heritage Hub for Central and Eastern Europe will be based in Krakow

Europa Nostra Heritage Hub for Central and Eastern Europe to be based in Kraków


A branch of the Europa Nostra network – the Europa Nostra Heritage Hub – will be established in Kraków, as the first outpost of this pan-European federation the headquarters of which are based in The Hague while its European Liaison Office is based in Brussels.


UNICEF to help Kraków


UNICEF has once again offered to help Kraków care for refugees from Ukraine who have found shelter in our city. On 30 March its representatives, the so-called emergency team and UNICEF Poland Director-General Marek Krupiński, visited the Mayor of Kraków. The purpose of the meeting was to present the possibile UNICEF's support for the activities of the local government of Kraków in the area of caring for the youngest refugees.


United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) visits Kraków


'I have been involved in humanitarian aid and refugee affairs for 40 years and I never imagined that I would visit Poland and Kraków in this context,' said United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, who visited Krakow's city hall on 30 March 2022.

Sean Penn joins Kraków's aid for refugees

Sean Penn joins Krakow's aid for refugees


Sean Penn - Hollywood actor, director, co-founder and CEO of the global crisis relief CORE NGO - will work together with Kraków Mayor Jacek Majchrowski to help refugees from Ukraine and support volunteers working with them. The cooperation agreement was signed on 23 March 2022 at Kraków City Hall. Before arriving at the office, the American delegation visited the relocation and information centre at the Main Railway Station in Kraków.

“Little Croatia” created in Kraków


Following the initiative of the Honorary Consul of Croatia in Kraków Mr. Paweł Włodarczyk, the Kraków Bagry Lake has gained an international spot, the so-called Little Croatia. On 13 April 2021 an agreement on further co-operation in the implementation of a joint project of Kraków and Croatia was signed at the office of the Mayor of Kraków.

Aaiún Nin - new writer-in-residence under the ICORN program


On 18 March 2021, the Mayor of Kraków officially welcomed a new resident of the ICORN International Network of Cities of Refuge programme. For the next two years, Aaiún Nin, a poet, performer and activist from Angola, will stay at Villa Decius.

Organisation of World Heritage Cities growing despite pandemic


On Friday, 7 August, OWHC’ s China Secretariat will welcome a new member - Macao.

Krakow opposes discrimination against LGBT communities


At the end of July 2020 Kraków’s Mayor Jacek Majchrowski sent a letter to mayors of foreign partner cities in which he declared Krakow's openness to the LGBT community and opposition to homophobia and other forms of discrimination.

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