Self-government of Warminsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship, Reszel Municipality and Cultural Association „Castle” signed an agreement on the accession of Reszel to SLOW CITY network. Network that works on improving the quality of life their communities. Thereby they formed the origins of Polish Cittaslow Network.
City councils of Reszel, Biskupiec, Bisztynek and Lidzbark Warmiński passed resolutions about participating in Cittaslow International.
The letter of intent for the creation of Polish Cittaslow Network was signed on Reszel’s castle. The signatories of the letter were: Marshal of the Warmia-Mazury Voivodeship, the mayors of: Reszel, Lidzbark Warmiński, Biskupiec, Bisztynek and President Roberto Angelucci from the Cittaslow International. During this meeting Organizing and Founder Committee was formed. He elaborated the national regulations and assumptions of the Polish National Network of Cittaslow towns.
Study visit in Italy, in Cittaslow towns: Orvieto, Greve in Chianti, San Gemini and Città della Pieve. The main aim was to learn how those cities functioning, establish contacts and to exchange experiences. Polish delegation included: representatives of the self-government of Warmia-Mazury Voivodeship and mayors of 4 polish cities.
The provincial government and founded city of Polish Cittaslow network (Lidzbark Warmiński, Reszel, Biskupiec, Bisztynek) received a positive decisions from the Minister of Foreign Affairs to join the Cittaslow International.
The end of the verification process of the Polish founding cities.
The authorities of Warmia-Mazury Voivodship decided to establish an Cittaslow Office within the framework of the Marshal’s Office.
Nowe Miasto Lubawskie from Warmia and Mazury and Murowana Goślina from Wielkopolska Region join the network.
Reszel held the first edition of the Cittaslow Festival.
Lidzbark held IV General Assembly of the Cittaslow International connected with the Cittaslow Festival attended by over 140 people from 19 countries around the world (Italy, Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Japan, Korea, Germany, Norway, Poland, Portugal, United States, Sweden, United Kingdom, Hungary, Turkey).
Nowe Miasto Lubawskie hosted the third edition of the Cittaslow Festival.
Two new cities - Olsztynek and Ryn - joined the network during General Assembly of the Cittaslow International in Novellara (Italy).
During the meeting of the Cittaslow International Coordination Committee in San Miniato (Italy), a member of the International Association of Cittaslow was granted to Lubawa.
Gołdap was accepted into the network in Kristinestad (Finland) during the meeting of the International Coordinating Committee.
Cittaslow Festival in Olsztynek. The day before this event, during the meeting of the Polish Cittaslow National Network, chosen for another term the National Coordinating Committee, which included mayors of Biskupiec, Bisztynek, Lidzbark Warmiński, Murowana Goślina, Nowe Miasto Lubawskie, Olsztynek, Reszel and Ryn. Mr Artur Wajs – mayor of Lidzbark Warmiński - became Polish Coordinator for the next two years.
Barczewo and Dobre Miasto was accepted into the network in Brigishella (Italy) during the meeting of the International Coordinating Committee.
Three more Polish towns - Pasym, Górowo Iławeckie and Nidzica - joined the network during the meeting of International Coordinating Committee in Cisternino (Italy).
Cittaslow Festival was held in Ryn.
General Assembly in the Netherlands. Kalety (Silesia region) and Rejowiec Fabryczny (Lubelskie) were accepted as members of the Association. The Assembly also voted on the new authorities. Gian Luca Marconi was the President of the Association for six years. On his successor he pointed Mr. Stefano Pisani - the mayor of Pollica, who was unanimously elected. Mr Artur Wajs - National Coordinator of Polish Cittaslow Network become one of the Vice-presidents and Artur Wrochna – mayor of Olsztynek – one of the members of the International Coordinating Committee. To the Board of guarantors Assembly appointed Mr. Tomasz Łęcki from Murowana Goślina. General Assembly also approved changes to Charter, through which national networks acquired the status of national branches with the possibility of creating a bank account. At the proposal of the President, GA appointed a group of experts called – Cittaslow Ambassadors.
Nowy Dwór Gdański joined the network during the meeting of International Coordinating Committee in Belgium (Enghien and Silly).
Olsztyn held elections of authorities of the Polish Cittaslow Network. National board was composed of: Mr Jacek Wiśniowski–mayor of Lidzbark Warmiński, Mr Kamil Kozłowski-mayor of Biskupiec, Mr Marek Dominiak-mayor of Bisztynek, Mr Marek Janiszewski-mayor of Reszel, Mr Klaudiusz Kandzia-mayor of Kalety, Mr Artur Wrochna-mayor of Olsztynek, Mr Józef Blank-mayor of Nowe Miasto Lubawskie and Mr Jacek Kosmala-mayor of Nidzica. Mr Artur Wrochna was elected on National Coordinator of Polish Cittaslow Network.
„Polish Cittaslow Towns” Association was established. 11 founding cities submitted to a court application for registration of the Association, which will mainly coordinate Revitalization Program for Cittaslow Network. It will also apply for external funds in order to achieve the objectives of Cittaslow movement. For a President was elected Mr. Jacek Kostka, Mayor of Górowo Iławeckie.
Bartoszyce joined the network during the meeting of International Coordinating Committee in Castel San Pietro Terme (Italy).
Gołdap – SPA city - hosted VI edition of Cittaslow Festival.
General Assembly of Cittaslow International in Abbiategrasso (Italy). Polish network proposed candidates to the authorities of the Association. Mr Artur Wrochna - National Coordinator of Polish Cittaslow Network became one of the Vice-presidents and Jacek Wiśniowski – mayor of Lidzbark Warmiński – one of the members of the International Coordinating Committee. To the Board of guarantors Assembly appointed Mr. Klaudiusz Kandzia from Kalety. General Assembly approved Prudnik as next member of the Cittaslow International.
Do Międzynarodowego Stowarzyszenia przyjęte zostały kolejne polskie miasta: Orneta, Lidzbark oraz Działdowo. Polska Krajowa Sieć Cittaslow liczy 23 miasta członkowskie, z czego 18 na Warmii i Mazurach.
In the middle of the month in Olsztynek a General Assembly of Polish Cittaslow Network took place.
International Coordinating Committee deliberated in Greve in Chianti (Italy) – one of the Cittaslow founding city.
Lubawa hosted VII edition of Cittaslow Festival.
General Assembly of Cittaslow International in Vizela (Portugal). Two more cities were adopted to the International Network of Cittaslow – Sępopol and Jeziorany. Thus, in Poland there are 25 towns, 20 of them on Warmia and Mazury.
International Coordination Committee, with the participation of Polish Coordinator, Mr. Arthur Wrochna, deliberated in South Korea (Jeonju). Polish network gains another member – Głubczyce (from Opolskie region).