Polish National Network

In 2006 first Polish city joined the network of the city of “good quality of life”, so several months later we established Polish Cittaslow Network.

The trend of the XXI century is to appreciate the potential of small towns and it perfectly fits to the assumptions of sustainable development. Cities, under the logo of a snail, adopt common targets for improving the quality of life and cultivate the culture of good living. They rely on social and environmental activities to preserve the unique character of each city, through the restoration of monuments and fostering local production, crafts and cuisine. The tradition of hospitality is also a characteristic feature of Cittaslow towns. Cittaslow ideas also assume the use of modern technologies and innovative ways of city organizing, so that the leisurely pace of life doesn’t stand in contradiction with the continuous and thoughtful development. The International Association includes cities with less than 50 000 of residents, who have committed to implement main goals of the movement – that is – improving the quality of life of their inhabitants. Currently, in the network we have many cities from Warmia and Masuria but also towns from different polish regions (Kalety, Murowana Goślina, Nowy Dwór Gdański, Prudnik, Rejowiec Fabryczny). Worldwide movement includes. The international headquarters is located in Orvieto (Italy).

  • National Coordinator: Jacek Kostka (Mayor of Górowo Iławecki)
  • Vice-Coordinator: Jacek Wiśniowski (Mayor of Lidzbark Warmiński)


  1. Barczewo
  2. Bartoszyce
  3. Braniewo
  4. Biała Piska
  5. Biskupiec
  6. Bisztynek
  7. Dobre Miasto
  8. Działdowo
  9. Głubczyce
  10. Goldap
  11. Golub-Dobrzyń
  12. Górowo Iławeckie
  13. Jeziorany
  14. Kalety
  15. Kisielice
  16. Lidzbark
  17. Lidzbark Warminski
  18. Lubawa
  19. Morąg
  20. Murowana Goślina
  21. Nidzica
  22. Nowe Miasto Lubawskie
  23. Nowy Dwór Gdański
  24. Olecko
  25. Olsztynek
  26. Orneta
  27. Pasym
  28. Prudnik
  29. Rejowiec Fabryczny
  30. Reszel
  31. Rzgów
  32. Ryn
  33. Sępopol
  34. Sianów
  35. Sierpc
  36. Szczytno
  37. Węgorzewo
  38. Wydminy