General Assembly in 2021


Ladies and Gentelmen,

Due to the pandemic situation and the restrictions it causes we are pleased to inform you that the General Assembly of the Association will be held in a hybrid version with the possibility of on-line connection.

The meeting will take place on 21-22 September 2021.

If you are interested in participate in the meeting  please send your application to



Programme “Youth meetings within the framework of German-Polish partnerships of municipalities and districts”

The German-Polish Youth Office (PNWM) has prepared a special programme for representatives of German-Polish partnerships to support them in developing youth exchanges and cooperation between institutions working with young people.

The deadline for applications is 31 January 2021.

Details of the programme and the application form are available on the website (language versions – PL/DE/ANG)

Program „Spotkania młodzieży w ramach polsko-niemieckich partnerstw gmin i powiatów”

General Assembly of the Association 2020 – Report

The General Assembly and the Youth Forum of the Towns Awarded the Europe Prize, which were held on 14-15 September 2020 in an online format is behind us.

Please find below the documents of the meeting (including the minutes an the resolutions).

Minutes from the Meeting

Closing of the Meeting

Report from St. Pölten



Resolution_2  Resolution_2_annex




General Assembly of the Association – 2020


– is the subject of a conference which took place within of the two-day General Assembly of the Association of Towns Awarded the Europe Prize which was originally intended to take place in Częstochowa and, due to the ongoing pandemic, was organised on a specially launched online platform.

The participants were present, the technology did not fail. The Moderator of the Assembly, both on 14th and 15th September, was Krzysztof Matyjaszczyk  -the Mayor  of Częstochowa, President of the Association.

Youth Forum was also held within the Genaral Assembly, and of course also in an online format.
The deliberations ended with the symbolic adoption of the Declaration on the continuation of cooperation between the Towns Awarded the Europe Prize. The content of the resolution – referring to the agreement concluded in Udine in 1984. – available in the annex.

The conference was dominated by the topic of the Covid -19 pandemic. The fight against the virus has become a new reality for citizens, local authorities and governments of individual countries. The ongoing pandemic has caused huge changes in daily life.  The new conditions and restrictions are creating a lot of work and difficulties. Much time has been devoted to discussing the challenges caused by the pandemic and the possibilities of solving them. Topics related to the inter alia climate crisis, migration and the prospect of digitisation of cities and public institutions, were also discussed.

Tuesday’s meeting was concluded by a joint meeting of mayors and youth.  The conference was an opportunity to share experiences, good practices but also concerns about the current situation in Europe.

We would like Europe to be strong and united. We must uphold values such as the rule of law, equality of citizens, environmental protection, energy security, innovation – said Mayor Krzysztof Matyjaszczyk. – Thanks to them the Union will be more united, stronger and democratic. A divided Europe will lose its meaning. Cooperation and solidarity – this is our strength.

The Europe Prize has been awarded for 65 years. The enthusiasm to continue to apply for this honourable award is not fading away in European cities. This award is a testimony to the importance that many local authorities attach to European values. The meeting was attended by Gérard Dupaty, Mayor of the French city of Amilly, who is this year’s winner of the Europe Prize.

Mayor Matyjaszczyk – the President of the Association,  also thanked the young people involved in the Forum. – He said:  You will decide the future of Europe. Without divisions or borders. A common Europe is an opportunity for all of us, not a threat.


Meeting of Presidium in St. Pölten, 2019

On November 30, 2019 the meeting of the Presidium of the Association
of Towns Awarded the Europe Prize was hosted by St. Pölten, Austria.
It was the first meeting after
the elections of the new Presidium in Szeged, Hungary
in September.

The meeting was presided
by the Chairman, Mayor
of Częstochowa
– Mr Krzysztof Matyjaszczyk.

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