“Lublin’s location on the cultural and economic edge of the East and the West has influenced its character. We remember about significant heritage snsuing from multiculturalism of the city and we nurture its traditions by organizing artistic events such as the Different Sound Art’n’Music Festival, the Night of Culture, the Carnaval Sztuk-Mistrzów, the Jagiellonian Fair, the Bitter-Sweet Theaters Festival or the Multicultural Lublin Festival. These events are not the sole reference to the glorious past of the city. On the territory of Lublin, for many generations, there have been numerous representatives of national, ethnic or religious minorities, whereas our city as a buoyant academic centre attracts more and more foreign students. More poeople decide to establish their companies in Lublin, contributing to the development of the local labour market. Since 2008, Lublin has become a part of the network of the Council of Europe’s Intercultural Cities as the first and so far the only city in Poland. This is an enourmous honour, but also a significant responsibility for building a coherent and complex system of diversity management in Lublin. Therefore we attempt to follow the best patterns and engage in best initiatives, such as „Lublin for All’ and „Communication for Integration”. I am very happy that thanks to initiatives like this we have a chance to take care of all the residents of the city, irrespective of their origins and plans to stay. Nevertheless, this is not the only initiative in this kind. At the moment, Lublin is a dynamically developing city: we gain new investors, we invest in both communication as well as sports and leisure infrastructure, enriching at the same time our cultural and educational offer and involving Lublin rsidents. These changes are becoming more and more visivle in the city and residents’ reaction to them is positive. I would like residents to get involved more actively in the decision-making process concerning Lublin’s future. Withe the aid of participatory tools we have developed, for instance the citizens budget whose first edition took place in 2014, everyone can have a say about the city’s development. After all, Lublin is a city for all!”

The Mayor of the City of Lublin

dr Krzysztof Żuk

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