Polish and European librarians visit Kraków
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.
Krakow receives its very own tartan
On Sunday, 1 October 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.
Fallen Canadian pilots honoured in Kraków
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.
41st Session of the World Heritage Committee
The 41st session of the World Heritage Committee, meeting in Krakow, Poland, through 12 July, has inscribed 21 new sites to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Among these were 18 cultural and three natural sites. In addition to the new inscriptions, the Committee also approved five site boundary changes.
SMART&GREEN – international conference
Effective management of urban green areas is an important responsibility of the local authorities which also offers unlimited opportunities for citizen engagement. Green spaces in cities have many roles to play acting as urban green lungs, architectural or decorative components or places for social interaction and relaxation. They also constitute platforms on which citizens, NGOs and cities can cooperate.
On Common Path. Kraków and Budapest in the Middle Ages
On 5 June Mayor of Kraków Jacek Majchrowski and Lord Mayor of Budapest opened a new exhibition at the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków devoted to the mediaeval and early modern history of Kraków and Budapest. The exhibition On Common Path - Kraków and Budapest in the Middle Ages was opened after both mayors signed a new agreement twinning the two cities.
Budapest is Kraków's twin city!
5 June 2017 has become another important date in the history of Kraków's cooperation with the Hungarian capital. On that day Mayor of Kraków Jacek Majchrowski and Lord Mayor of Budapest István Tarlós signed a twin cities cooperation agreement. The cities' relationship was based on a partnership agreement signed in 2005.
Professor Zbigniew Brzeziński, Honorary Citizen of Krakow, died at age 89
Polish born Zbigniew Brzeziński, one of the most influential international relations experts and strategists in US, died at age 89 on Friday 26th May. He served as President Jimmy Carter's principal foreign policy adviser during the 1976 campaign and as national security adviser from 1977-1981. Brzeziński was one of the architects of Soviet Union defeat and strongly supported Poland's accession to NATO.
OWHC Board of Directors meeting was held in Krakow
The Board of Directors of the Organisation of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) convened in Krakow between May 30 and June 2. Andrzej Kulig, Deputy Mayor of Krakow for Social Policy, Culture and City Promotion, welcomed the international visitors on behalf of the city authorities at an event held in the Underground Museum. OWHC meetings were held on May 31 and June 1 at the Krakow City Hall.
Vienna Days in Krakow 3–5 April 2017
Vienna Days in Krakow took place on 3-5 April 2017. First events were already available from the last weekend of March.