International City Networks – Help or Hassle?
A session of representatives of the City Directors of International Affairs Network (CDIA) of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) was held on 22 April 2021.
“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.
Consulate of Colombia in Kraków
The number of official diplomatic missions operating in our city has increased to 38! On 7 April 2021 Ms. Joanna Natasza Wais was granted ministerial exequatur and has since been officially acting as Honorary Consul of the Republic of Colombia in Kraków.
The spring is in full swing and nature is slowly coming back to life. Nothing is as strongly associated with nature as ecology! On the eve of the world-wide eco-action Earth Hour, which Krakow will traditionally join, we would like to focus on the initiatives and projects which our partner cities are implementing to protect the environment.
Adam Zagajewski has died
Adam Zagajewski died in Kraków on March 21, at the age of 76. He was a Prominent poet, essayist, translator, representative of the New Wave generation, long-time editor of the Zeszyty Literackie quarterly magazine, university teacher, and recipient of multiple coveted literary awards. For many years his life was connected with Kraków. He passed away on March 21st - the day on which World Poetry is celebrated.
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.
The OWHC is recruiting: position of Secretary General
The Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) is looking for a Secretary General. The OWHC is looking for a leader whose main objectives will be to develop and maintain strong bonds among World Heritage Cities and partner organizations, increase the OWHC’s membership, develop a fundraising strategy and represent the interests of the organization around the globe.
Information Point for Foreigners
It is our pleasure to announce that from March 1st 2021 Internationaler Bund Polska Foundation will be running the Multicultural Centre in Krakow and well as the Information Point for Foreigners.
Kraków among the world's greenest cities
Our city was ranked fifth in the world and third in Europe in the rating created by Husqvarna Urban Green Space Index (HUGSI). The list was created based on satellite images and the proportion of green space in urban areas.
Kraków’s best practices
Every day Kraków takes action that inspires and has the power to drive change. We look for new solutions in our fight against COVID-19 and aspire to minimise the social and economic impact of the pandemic, but also for those that will make the development of our city as effective as possible in all areas, and the lives of its inhabitants as comfortable as they can.