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2nd European Congress of Local Governments

5-6 april, Kraków

Modern local government – residents, cooperation, innovations

2 days



86 debates



1380 participants



The European Congress of Local Governments is a platform for the exchange of views and a meeting place for local government leaders, regional elites with representatives of state administration, NGOs and business.

Multilateral cooperation between European regions and cities has in recent years developed into a social and economic phenomenon, to the point where it significantly affects not only the politics and economics of individual countries but also of the entire continent.

The most important guests

  • Anna Zalewska, Minister, Ministry of National Education
  • Marek Woźniak, Marshall of the Wielkopolska Region
  • Wojciech Saługa, Marshall of the Śląskie Voivodship
  • Krzysztof Żuk, Mayor of Lublin
  • Arkadiusz Wiśniewski, Mayor of Opole
  • Emil Boc, Mayor of Cluj-Napoca, former Prime Minister, Romania
  • Gustaw Marek Brzezin, Marshall of the Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodship
  • Andrii Reka, Member of Parliament, Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine
  • Cristina Bargero, Member of the Chamber of Deputies, Italy
  • Tomasz Zdzikot, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Interior and Administration

Award Winners

The 2015 Local Government Leader title was awarded to

  • Tomasz Stolarczyk, voyt of the municipality of Rząśnia in Łódź Province
  • Igor Bandrowicz, mayor of the city and municipality of Prusice, in Lower Silesia
  • Paweł Adamowicz, mayor of the city of Gdańsk

Most important topics

  • “Local governments – in search of foundations for the future”
  • “To invest or to demolish? – The future of post-industrial sites”
  • “The role of financial institutions in the implementation of EU funds”
  • “Cooperation of airports and local governments in developing the network of air connections”
  • “Free from smog – improving air quality as a challenge for the 21st century”

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