OUR MISSION

The Association of Polish Cities effectively supports Polish cities in their efforts to develop socially and economically, and disseminate good practices in modern and innovative governanceof communities of citizens.

O zaletach miejskich sieci

Dlaczego miasta powinny dołączyć do sieci wymiany doświadczeń EMPIRIE? Co udział w tym projekcie i innych europejskich sieciach daje miastom? O tym właśnie mówi Aldo Vargas-Tetmajer z Krajowego Pun...

Responding to Urban Energy and Climate Crises – Local Development Forum Seminar Report

How to communicate with local residents in times of energy crisis? Why is it worth our while to choose the energy transformation path? Why should we employ a municipal power engineer? These and oth...

Rydułtowy – Guests from Øvre Eiker, Norway

Guests from the North arrived in Rydułtowy as part of the town’s project of bilateral collaboration developed with the Norwegian municipality of Øvre Eiker. Improving natural environment quality wa...

eSAT Rollout at Local Government Units!

From November on, the Association of Polish Cities will be rolling out OECD’s self-assessment software (eSAT) for Polish local government units. The self-assessment effort will facilitate a review ...

Municipal Energy Independence – Local Development Forum Seminar Report

Municipal energy independence was the pivotal theme of a Local Development Forum seminar held by the Association of Polish Cities in collaboration with the company ABRYS. The topic proved to be eno...

Jasło – Entrepreneurship as the Key Factor behind Urban Development

An “Entrepreneurship as the Key Factor behind Urban Development” debate was held in the Science Generator GEN auditorium on 24 November. The town of Jasło is taking part in the “Local Development” ...

Local Government Management Leader 2022 – Communication – Participation – Joint Governance

We hereby wish to invite cities, towns and urban-and-rural municipalities to join our “Local Government Management Leader” Competition, “Open Governance” the chosen pivotal theme. We intend to reco...

Second Meeting of the EMPIRIAE – CIVIC CITIES AND TOWNS Network in Konin

Representatives of local governments from across Poland met in Konin on 20 and 21 October to identify essential activities producing a “Civic City”. This was the second meeting of the EMPIRIAE – Ci...

Energy Transformation of Polish Cities and Towns – Local Development Forum seminar report

A special Local Development Forum seminar with a pivotal strategic theme of energy transformation in Polish cities and towns was held. This was the first of a series of meetings exploring the subje...

Second Meeting of EMPIRIAE – URBAN HUMAN RESOURCES / STAFFING

Zawiercie hosted the meeting on 19 and 20 September 2022, welcoming representatives of Cieszyn, Jarosław, Jasło, Jelenia Góra, Żary and Żywiec. The EMPIRIAE – URBAN HUMAN RESOURCES / STAFFING Netwo...

Second Meeting of the EMPIRIAE – ACCESSIBLE AND FAIR CITIES AND TOWNS Experience Exchange Network

The second meeting of the EMPIRIAE – ACCESSIBLE AND FAIR CITIES AND TOWNS Experience Exchange Network was organised in Sokołów Podlaski on 6 and 7 October, with a pivotal focus on communication, in...

EMPIRIAE – the Next GREEN CITIES AND TOWNS Network Meeting

The successive EMPIRIAE – GREEN CITIES AND TOWNS Experience Exchange Network meeting was held in Hajnówka on 10-12 October.

Leaders on Efficient Communication with Local Residents

The second Experience Exchange Network meeting for LEADERS of cities and towns participating in the “Local Development” Programme was organised in Starachowice on 5-6 October.

Second Meeting of the EMPIRIAE URBAN RESOURCES/FINANCE Experience Exchange Network

The second Network meeting was organised in Zgierz on 15 and 16 September, this time with a focus on “Drafting the 2023 Budget – Will Joint Efforts Bring Us Closer to the Goal?”

Rydułtowy – Study Visit: across the Baltic Sea

Over the period of 28-30.09, the delegation from the town of Rydułtowy participated in a study visit to the Øvre Eiker partner municipality, as part of the “In Szarlota’s Shadow…” project delivered...

Starachowice – Town Representatives on a Study Visit to Bergen

A delegation from the town of Starachowice attended a study visit to Bergen, Norway on September 24th-29th 2022, as part of the project “Direction Future – Starachowice Local Development Plan”.

On Effective Urban Digitisation

The second meeting of representatives of cities and towns – members of the “Digital Cities and Towns” Experience Exchange Network was organised on 13 and 14 September. This time, the EMPIRIAE made ...

Opoczno – Co-operation Agreement with the Norwegian Partner Signed

Deputy mayor of the Norwegian municipality of Sunnfjord Anne Lilleaasen signed a Partnership Agreement with mayor of Opoczno Dariusz Kosno on 4 October, the two municipalities thus becoming “Local ...

The ENTREPRENEURIAL CITIES AND TOWNS Network on Developing Tourism

The ENTREPRENEURIAL CITIES AND TOWNS Network convention focused on local products, and on working with local businesses to develop tourism in town.

Autumn Networking Workshop for Cities and Towns

An Autumn Networking Workshop for 29 victorious cities and towns participating in the “Local Development” Programme, their urban teams, and Association of Polish Cities advisors were held in Warsaw...

Jasło – My Town, My Home

A kick-off conference for the project “Jasło – My Town, My Home” was held in the GEN Education Generator lecture hall on 20 September. The project comprises 18 activities, their value totalling PLN...