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Kędzierzyn-Koźle – A Former School Given a new Lease on Life

Kędzierzyn-Koźle – City of Opportunities is planning local integration, Norwegian style. A remarkable investment is kicking off in town – a former primary school building will be fully transformed ...

“Local Development” Programme in 2023 – Statistics, Events, Participants

The “Local Development” Programme is now in its fifth year, having entered the final principal stage of cities and towns selecting projects for delivery and commencing project implementation.

Konin – Major “Local Development” Programme Investment

A groundbreaking shovel ceremony was symbolically held in Konin on 7 July, to mark day one of the investment “Constructing a footbridge over Canal Ulgi from Pociejewo Island to right-bank Konin, in...

Experiences and Challenges for Uncertain Times – Local Development Forum seminar report and video footage

The meeting organised on 22 June 2023 as part of the “Launching Endogenous Potential as a Development Condition for Small- and Medium-Sized Towns in Poland” continued the 2022 experience exchange e...

3rd Convention of the ‘Civic Cities and Towns’ Experience Exchange Network in the TriCity Area

During the Network Convention in Gdańsk and Gdynia from 31 May until 2 June 2023, participants from various urban centres visited TriCity facilities fostering joint governance with local residents.

“Local Government Leaders of Governance 2023”

In partnership with the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities, the Association of Polish Cities has announced another competition addressing cities and towns.

The Entrepreneurial Cities and Towns Network on developing business based on collaborating with the local government

Participants of the EMPIRIAE ENTREPRENEURIAL CITIES AND TOWNS Experience Exchange Network met in the hospitable city of Tarnów on 1 and 2 June to discuss business development based on collaborating...

Leaders exchange experience in Żywiec

On 11 and 12 May, the Experience Exchange Network for Leaders visited Żywiec, the meeting focusing on energy transformation.

Cities Accessible to Everyone – Local Development Forum seminar report

Urban accessibility was the theme of the 34th Local Development Forum seminar held as part of a series centred around endogenic potentials of small and medium-sized cities and towns.

Accessibility-themed conference in Zabrze

A conference on “Public Institution and Sport Facility Accessibility to Persons with Disabilities” was organised in Zabrze on 23 May, as part of the “Local Development” Programme.

Norwegians visit Nisko

Local entrepreneurship development was discussed by representatives of the Norwegian municipality of Midt-Telemark and the Polish town of Nisko, who met for the third time in Nisko on 10 and 11 May.

Third EMPIRIAE – Experience Exchange Network meeting: Climate-Neutral | Green Cities

Local government representatives met in Włocławek on 8 and 10 May to discuss challenges faced by towns and cities aspiring to climate neutrality. They also attended a study visit regarding recultiv...

EMPIRIAE Network (Accessible and Fair Cities) meeting in Jasło

An EMPIRIAE Experience Exchange Network meeting with a focus on Accessible and Fair Cities was held on 27 and 28 April, themes associated with young people debated i.a. with young people. Jasło – t...

“Digital City” came to Kielce

Representatives of the Association of Polish Cities and the cities and towns of Zabrze, Hrubieszów, Świdwin and Jasło came to Kielce to attend a yet another EMPIRIAE – Experience Exchange Network m...

Study visit to Trondheim and Levanger

Leading topics of a study visit held from 17 until 21 April in the Norwegian towns of Trondheim and Levanger as part of the “Local Development” Programme included development strategies, energy eff...

Jarocin – Study visit to the Norwegian municipality of Ås

Sharing and learning more about good practices and experiences in environmental protection was the purpose of a study visit paid by representatives of Jarocin to the Norwegian municipality of Ås.

Starachowice – On housing policy and accessibility. Our Norwegian partners come to visit

Guests from Norway visiting Starachowice was a yet another stage in international co-operation made possible by the project “Direction Future – the Starachowice Local Development Programme”.

Building trust, Norwegian style – study visit to Bergen and Øygarden

Local democracy was the focal theme of a study visit to Norway. Eighteen representatives of Polish cities and towns learned how Norwegians communicate with local residents while raising the quality...

Entrepreneurial cities and towns on start-ups

Owing to participants’ commitment, the EMPIRIAE – ENTREPRENEURIAL CITIES AND TOWNS Experience Exchange Network is extremely active, fond of face to face meetings. This time, the extraordinarily hos...

Spring networking workshops for cities and towns

Representatives of 29 cities and towns participating in the “Local Development” Programme attended the second edition of networking workshops held on 15 and 16 March in Warsaw.

Tomaszów Mazowiecki – Model City with Positive Energy

Successive plans and intentions associated with continuing the “Tomaszów Mazowiecki – Arena of Positive Energy” project were presented during a summary conference for activities completed to date.