Safe travels to Saint Petersburg and Kraków
Saint Petersburg became the first city in Russia joining the international WTTC program for safe tourism - Safe Travels. As part of this initiative key players of city tourism industry receive a special sign Safe Travels SPB, recognizing them as organizations implemented health and hygiene protocols that are aligned with WTTC’s Global Safe Travels Protocols.
International conference on the situation of children with migration experience
The impact of Covid-19-related restrictions on the education of children of migrants and the social situation of refugee and asylum seeking children, problems and challenges related to the integration of migrant children - these are the main topics of the international conference "Local dimension of children's migrations and its impact on EU integration policy", which takes place in Krakow on 4 and 5 December.
We change for you
Have you noticed how our website has recently changed? The new refreshed layout is consistent with the Visual Identification System of our city and contemporary trends in web design. There is also a much more important task to be fulfilled, namely to increase digital accessibility of the website so that it is more useful and functional for people with disabilities.
There is now a Zbigniew Brzeziński Garden Square in Krakow
During the first post-holiday session of the Krakow City Council, the councilors adopted a resolution giving the name of Zbigniew Brzezinski to the garden square located on ul Pilsudskiego. This form of commemorating the Honorary Citizen of the City of Krakow and counselor to several American presidents, was requested by Senator Bogdan Klich, who together with the Mayor of the City of Krakow, Jacek Majchrowski and Deputy Chairman of the City Council of Krakow, Sławomir Pietrzyk, unveiled a plaque with the name of the square on October 15.
POLISH AMERICANS - AMERICAN POLES Outdoor Exhibition
The United States, a melting pot of cultures and traditions of the various countries its citizens came from, is a special partner for Poland, particularly in terms of culture. In many areas and at different levels, mutual Polish-American cooperation is a natural path of development for both countries. The USA remains a country eagerly chosen by Poles going abroad. It is in the United States that, due to the favorable mood of openness and tolerance of others, it is relatively easy for them to find a new home and work for the development of the country, its culture and local communities. The USA is the country with the largest Polish community worldwide, accounting for over 3% of the entire population of the United States.
Celebration of the Solidarity Day of World Heritage Cities
September is a time when we particularly dedicate our attention to our heritage. On September 8th, historical cities around the world celebrate Solidarity Day organizing exhibitions, conferences, concerts promoting the idea of world heritage and involving local communities in projects for the protection of monuments. On 12 September 1978 Krakow was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This year's Krakow celebrations on the occasion of the World Heritage Cities Solidarity Day were exceptional and highly symbolic.
Krakow lights up for democratic Belarus
Yesterday, August 12th, Father Bernatek Footbridge (Kładka im. o. Bernatka) in Kraków lit up in white and red. These are the colours of the historical flag of Belarus used – in place of the official one – by the democratic opposition and Belarusian emigration circles. With this act, Kraków wants to draw attention to the disturbing situation in Belarus and manifest its solidarity with the defenders of democracy.
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 commemorated US President Herbert Hoover
On 26 February 2020 Krakow City Council passed the resolution on naming the roundabout in ul. Mirowska in Krakow after Herbert Hoover. This form of commemorating the 31st US President was initiated by the Jan Karski Society.