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.

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...

Beyond the Metropolis – on Quality of Life in Small and Medium-Sized Towns

Revitalisation, quality of life, lookouts for the future: life in small and medium-sized towns was discussed during the “Beyond the Metropolis” conference organised in Pleszew, representatives of c...

Jarosław Fair and Experience Exchange Network Conference

Final summer break days in Jarosław were amazingly colourful, owing to an extraordinarily vibrant event – the Jarosław Fair, this year’s edition attended by a delegation of the Norwegian Nordre Fol...

Opening Meeting of the EMPIRIAE – URBAN HUMAN RESOURCES / STAFFING Experience Exchange Network (EEN)

An opening meeting of the EMPIRIAE – URBAN HUMAN RESOURCES / STAFFING Experience Exchange Network was organised in Cieszyn on 7 and 8 June, the group focusing on issues associated with broadly defi...

Participation to Delivery – a Project Important to Hrubieszów Has Taken Off

A conference marking the commencement of the project “Local Development in Hrubieszów – Participation to Delivery” was held on 19.07. The project includes improvements to local quality of life and ...

Opening Meeting of the EMPIRIAE – URBAN RESOURCES / FINANCES Network

An opening meeting of representatives of member cities and towns of the EMPIRIAE – URBAN RESOURCES / FINANCES thematic network was organised on 13 and 14 June in Włocławek as the host city.

Green Day at the Cities’ and Towns’ Stand

Panels organised on 29 June at the Cities’ and Towns’ Stand during the World Urban Forum were dominated by themes associated with green and ecological cities. We also discussed thermal waste proces...