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« KATOWICE » takes part in the European Local Democracy Week - a paneuropean event coordinated by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe - as « 12-Star City »

Takes part in the ELDW with the aim of:

Better involve citizens in public life and interacte with local authorities

Test the citizens’ acquaintance with the participatory tools and trust in local/regional institutions

Improve social cohesion and respect of the others in the community

Take part in a network of European municipalities and regions keen to improve local democracy in their place and in Europe

How did you know about the ELDW ?

Via a National/European Association and/or network

Katowice is the tenth largest city in Poland. It is also the capital of the Silesian Voivodeship. The city is one of the main industrial centres of Europe, but it is mostly the largest city in the industrial town of Upper Silesia, a conurbation of 3,487,000 inhabitants. According to Eurostat, the metropolitan area of Katowice is the eleventh largest urban area in the European Union behind Milan but before Stuttgart. The city is the capital of the administrative district of Katowice City. Katowice was awarded the Europe Prize 2008, awarded by the Council of Europe.

ELDW citizens participation activity

Open Day of the City Council of Katowice

City Council of Katowice
From 17/10/2012 to 17/10/2012

Meeting with the representatives of the Municipal Social Assistance Centre

Culture House of Bogucice-Zawodzie district
From 16/10/2012 to 16/10/2012

Chat with the Deputy Mayor of Katowice

Website of the city:
From 17/10/2012 to 17/10/2012

Communication campaign

Poster campaign on the ELDW

Monthly house organ
From 01/10/2012 to 01/10/2012

Activity referring to the leading theme "Human rights make for more inclusive communities"

"The needs of people in the face of human rights"

Public Library of neighborhood Szopienice
From 17/10/2012 to 17/10/2012

Picnic in the Local Community

Witosa district 23
From 16/10/2012 to 16/10/2012

Legal advisor service in the Citizen Ombudsman Office

Seat of the Regional Ombudsman of Katowice
From 18/10/2012 to 18/10/2012

Promoting self-esteem and respect for human rights

K. Bochenek Culture Centre
From 16/10/2012 to 16/10/2012

"Taking care of human rights" - Helsinki Foundation in Poland

Primary School No. 48 of Murcki district
From 16/10/2012 to 16/10/2012

"Stop the violence" - how to protect the most vulnerable groups

Culture House of Ochojec district
From 18/10/2012 to 18/10/2012

Performance "Postcard from Mexico"

Marionette Theatre
From 20/10/2012 to 21/10/2012


St. Anne's Church of neighborhood Nikiszowiec
From 21/10/2012 to 21/10/2012

Self-defence workshops

Sport Club "Tytan" of neighborhood Giszowiec
From 22/10/2012 to 24/10/2012

Forms of social assistance and neighbourhood help for sick people

Public Library of neighborhood Ligota
From 16/10/2012 to 16/10/2012

Workshops : using computers

Public Library of neighborhood Giszowiec
From 15/10/2012 to 19/10/2012

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