DiverCITY 4 Conference – attend in the Conference in one of two possible ways

The DiverCITY 4 Conference 2020 will be held in a hybrid form, which means that participants can take part in the event on site, at the Wrocław Congress Center or online. Below we present the possibilities of participating in the DiverCITY 4 Conference on September 22, 2020:

  1. Participation on site – a participant registered by a dedicated registration system will receive his Conference ID along with a package of gadgets at the venue reception desk on the day of the event. Then the participant will attend lectures in accordance with the prepared agenda of the Conference. During the lectures, he will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the experts. In addition, the participant will be able to use coffee breaks and lunch, which are also included in the conference program. In order to maintain all safety measures and distance, a conference limit for on-site participants is 200 people (information for August 17, 2020). The order of applications counts. The organizer will provide participants with masks to cover the mouth and nose, disposable gloves, and liquids for disinfection.
  2. Registered online participation – participants who will not be able to appear in Wrocław for the above-mentioned conference, will have possibilities to use a special platform that will allow them to participate in the online Conference. However, the registration for the event, with the online participation option marked in the form is obligatory. Thanks to this functionality, the participant will not only be able to watch all the lectures live (using a dedicated platform with live streaming), but will also be able to ask questions to experts via chat. In addition, there is an additional attraction for registered online participants – a virtual walk around the Centennial Hall. When the limit of the number of participants on site increases, the registered online persons will have priority in choosing additional seats in the Wroclaw Congress Center.


New Conference Date!

We are pleased to inform you and invite you to Wroclaw to the DiverCITY 4 Conference.

The conference will be held on September 22  in the Wrocław Congress Center, in Centennial Hall Complex, Wystawowa 1, 51-618 Wrocław.

Short information from March workshop session

On March 3-4, the experts once again met in Wrocław as part of the DiverCITY Initiative. The workshop was also joined by representatives of the Association of Polish Cities and NGOs operating in Wrocław. During the two-day workshop session exchanging knowledge, best practices and experience. The topics raised during the workshop included four areas: environment, housing, availability and policy of the senior. In addition to substantive work in groups, participants of the Initiative visited places showing valuable solutions available in Wroclaw: Cafe Równik and the Wuwa2 model housing estate. Experts from Poland, Norway and Iceland are working together to develop solutions that they will share during the DiverCITY conference.

The second workshop session of the DiverCITY Initiative

The second DiverCITY workshop session takes place on March 3-4. This time experts from all thematic areas: environment, senior policy, accessibility and housing came to Wrocław. Representatives from Iceland, Norway and Poland met to share experiences and knowledge that will help to develop solutions for changes that improve the quality of life in urban space.

Short information from senior policy workshops and the environment

Short information from senior policy workshops and the environment.

On the weekend of January 25-26, senior policy and environment workshops were held.

During two days, experts from Poland, Norway and Iceland shared their experience and knowledge on how to work out and create modern development solutions in cities. The workshops were also joined by representatives of the Association of Polish Cities and NGOs operating in Wrocław. The workshop session was opened by a city representative, implementing participants in the ideas of the initiative and presenting a plan for the coming months. Experts from both groups also had the opportunity to see what solutions are used and what difficulties the city is facing in the area of senior policy and the environment. The participants visited the University of the Third Age and the model quarter of the Ciepło Zimno program, which is also one of the Initiative’s research elements. The results of the workshop will be presented on April 28 in Wroclaw during the DiverCity4 conference.

Senior Policy and Environment Workshops this weekend

Senior Policy and Environment Workshops this weekend.

This weekend, January 25-26, 2020, another workshop will be held as part of the DiverCity4 initiative. This time experts from the environment and senior policy will meet. Specialists from Norway, Iceland and Poland will come to Wroclaw. Issues that will be raised during the two-day session in the field of social policy include searching for an urban model of activity and social support for the elderly. A group of experts within the area of environment will focus on the topic of taking environmental challenges in an urban context.

The effects of the solutions developed will be presented at the conference summarizing the DiverCity4 initiative scheduled for April 28, 2020. The event will take place in Wrocław.

The initiative is the result of Polish-Norwegian cooperation developed for many years thanks to the implementation of tasks financed by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism and the EEA Financial Mechanism.

The first series of DiverCity4 workshops

The first series of DiverCity4 workshops.

On December 12, the DiverCity 4 Workshop began as part of the DiverCity 4 Initiative – Polish-Norwegian cooperation in creating modern development solutions in cities – strengthening the involvement of residents in the development of the city.

DiverCITY is the international initiative dedicated to urban issues. Its primary objective is to develop a platform for the local self-governments establishing spatial and social policy of their cities in Poland, Norway and Iceland to enable them sharing their experiences in this area. During various events – conferences, workshops, exhibitions and meetings – the attendants can share knowledge, exchange good practices and understand global trends in the area of changes affecting urban space.

During two days of workshops on December 12 and 13, specialists from Poland, Norway and Iceland exchanged experience and knowledge in two thematic areas: Accessibility and Housing. The Thematic Leaders supervised the substantive preparation and workshop session. They were selected from municipal specialists dealing with the architecture of urban spaces, both in terms of accessibility and housing. The experts participating in the workshops represented organization and institution: State Fund for Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons (PFRON), EIDD Design for all Europe, Sandnes Municipal Property Company, Oslo Municipality Welfare Department, Icelandic Association of Local Authorities, Mimo Wieku Fundation.

Workshop Experts could also get acquainted in practice with the solutions discussed during the session. Both groups participated in thematic walks related directly to the areas of environment and accessibility. The first workshop was the starting point for subsequent meetings and work on developing solutions aimed at implementing modern development solutions in cities. The April conference will be a summary of the experts’ work.

The initiative is the outcome of Polish – Norwegian cooperation established for many years under the projects financed from EEA and Norway Grants Fund.