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