“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.
Krakow’s Mayor voted President of the OWHC
With the support of almost 100 cities from around the globe, Krakow was elected to the Board of Directors of the Organization of World Heritage Cities and the Mayor of Krakow became the organization’s President. “Thank you for putting your trust in us in Korea and choosing Krakow to host the 15th Congress of the OWHC. Thank you putting your trust in us yet again when you elected Krakow to become a member of the Board of Directors and thank you for the presidency. It is a double honour which fills us with great pride and joy.” emphasized Mayor of Krakow Jacek Majchrowski.
U.S. Consul General Bix Aliu’s farewell to Kraków
On 28 May 2019 B. Bix Aliu paid his final visit as U.S. Consul General in Kraków to Mayor Jacek Majchrowski. After nine month of service Consul Aliu ends his diplomatic mission in Kraków to move to Warsaw where he will take on the role of Deputy Head of Mission. Before coming to Kraków as Consul General Bix Aliu worked in Warsaw as Deputy Consul and Deputy Head of the Press and Culture Department of the U.S. Embassy.
Indian Ambassador celebrates Holi in Kraków
Tsewang Namgyal paid his first official visit to Kraków to celebrate Holi, ancient Hindu festival of spring and colours, which has for several years been successfully organized by the Indo-Polish Cultural Committee at the Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury.
Ambassador of Ireland visited Krakow
On Monday, 18th February 2019, Mayor of Krakow Jacek Majchrowski met with the new Ambassador of Ireland to Poland H.E. Emer O’Connell.
Frans Timmermans in Krakow
On Wednesday, January 23rd, Mayor of Krakow Jacek Majchrowski met First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans.
XII Gyalwang Drukpa visits Kraków
The Head of the Drukpa Lineage – one of the most influential schools of Vajrayana Buddhism visited Poland to address the international community gathered at the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Katowice. It was the first visit of the Gyalwang Drukpa to Kraków. The atmosphere at a courtesy meeting with Mayor Jacek Majchrowski on December 5th, 2018 was very cordial and and relaxed.