Europa za građane

2019. godina

  European Union support for the Wilamowice commune

 We are pleased to inform you that the Wilamowice commune (from Poland) has once again received funding for the implementation of an international project entitled „Solidarna współpraca partnerska naszą przyszłością w Unii Europejskiej”. The task has been co-financed by the European Commission under the Europe for Citizens program and will be implemented on 29.08.2019-02.09.2019.

Short description of the project:

During the project, we will try to answer the question of what factors have weakened and continue to weaken the solidarity of countries in the EU and what we should do in order to restore solidarity. For many years of building solidarity on important issues among our partner municipalities, we have used the practice of creating and maintaining solidarity through very different and innovative means in the project, we will therefore stress the need for integration within the EU based on solidarity and civil liberties.

We will carry out a series of meetings of the Round Table (composed of representatives of project participants), which will develop guidelines for uniform solutions to social problems, i.e. migration, unemployment, social support for marginalised groups.

During the workshop we will get acquainted with the methods of drawing up plans, strategies and studies of social development of municipalities.

An important part of the project will be discussions on the causes of Euroscepticism and the motivations behind Euroscepticism. During the workshop we will learn about the methods of building an EU debate on Euroscepticism. In the debate, we will oppose ultra-nationalism against cultural tolerance, provoking a lively discussion.

During the discussion, we will reflect together on what we should do to rebuild solidarity between EU countries. We will consider whether a solidarity approach to various important issues such as migration can be a tool for reconstruction and development of the European project.

Intercultural cooperation will be established especially during the presentation of Polish culture and invited guests at an outdoor event called „Gminne Dożynki in Wilamowice Commune”. We will meet with NGO representatives discussing the role of NGOs in rebuilding solidarity between EU countries.

During the three meetings of the Reflection Group we will work out recommendations concerning the principles of solidarity for a better future for us.

Project partners:

  1. Kisújszállás Város Önkormányzata – Hungary
  2. Obec Horná Súča – Slovakia
  3. Mesto Rajecké Teplice – Slovakia
  4. Městský úřad Dolní Benešov – Czech Republic
  5. Grad Županja – Croatia
  6. Grad Klanjec – Croatia
  7. Obec Kunerad – Slovakia
  8. City of Bihać – Bosnia and Herzegovina


2018. godina

2017. godina

„Popularyzacja polityki pomocy imigrantom przez UE – partnerska kampania antyrasistowska i antyksenofobiczna”.

Gmina Wilamowice pozyskała środki na zadanie pn. „Popularyzacja polityki pomocy imigrantom przez UE – partnerska kampania antyrasistowska i antyksenofobiczna”.

Kolejny już projekt z programu „Europa dla Obywateli” został zrealizowany w dniach 1-4 czerwca 2017.

Krótki opis projektu:

Głównym celem projektu była wymiana doświadczeń pomiędzy gminami partnerskimi w dziedzinie kultury, walka ze stereotypami i uprzedzeniami rasowymi, kryzysem migracyjnym oraz korzyści płynące z członkostwa w UE.

Jednym z istotnych aspektów projektu była dyskusja dotycząca przyszłości UE, zarówno tych popierających UE jak i jej przeciwników.

Projekt promował społeczne poparcie dla polityki integracji społecznej w ramach UE, podkreślając zbiorową i indywidualną odpowiedzialność za walkę ze stereotypami i napiętnowaniem społecznym. Idee te były podkreślane podczas działań w ramach imprezy kulturalnej “Śmiergusty 2017”. Działania podczas projektu promowały wspólne wartości europejskie – wolność, demokrację i poszanowanie praw człowieka, różnorodność kulturową, tolerancję oraz solidarność.

Szczególną uwagę poświęcono imigrantom oraz osobom dyskryminowanym ze względu na płeć, pochodzenie, orientację seksualną oraz poglądy.

Grupą docelową, do której skierowany był projekt byli przedstawiciele:

– instytucji kulturalnych i oświatowych,

– władz lokalnych,

– przedstawiciele organizacji pozarządowych.

Projekt przyczyni się do upowszechnienia kampanii informacyjnych związanych z metodami pomocy imigrantom oraz przeciwdziałaniu stereotypom i uprzedzeniom.

Short description of the project:

The project aims will be promotion of equal opportunities for all, intercultural dialogue and future of the UE. Occasion to the meeting will be participating in regional fest “Śmiergusty 2017”. The project focus on fighting against xenophobia and racism, culture, the rights of EU citizens, citizens’ participation in the democratic life of the EU.

Education in our project is undoubtedly one of the priority areas for the campaign to promote tolerance. Education in our project will be intercultural. We will pay more attention to the history, geography and culture of immigrants’ countries of origin. We would like to promote combating discrimination and equal opportunity for all the inhabitants of a country, irrespective of race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or language. The result of the project will be anti-racist, xenophobic campaign, popularizing policy for immigrants conducted by the EU. At the end of the project we will sign the Agreement “Together against racism and xenophobia”.

The project involves extensive cooperation between all parties or groups that are interested and form a community in twin municipalities. Objectives of the project will be related to the debate on the future of Europe – learn about the rights and opportunities EU citizenship.

We would like to talk about Brexit and consequences for us. We will meet also with the eurosceptics which we will try to convince to the idea of the EU. During the meeting there will be workshops, discussions, seminaries etc. Guests from abroad will get to know Polish culture and customs. One of the tasks of the project will be to encourage participation in social life, in particular to volunteer.

Partnerzy Projektu:

Grad Klanjec
Grad Zupanja
Mesto Rajecké Teplice
Mestsky urad Dolní Benesov
Obec Horna Suca


2016. godina

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The project «SolidEU – About solidarity in EU» was funded with the support of the European Union under the Programme “Europe for Citizens”

Applicable to the Strand 2 – Measure 2.1 “Town-Twinning”


Participation: The project involved 317 citizens, notably 140 participants from the city of Klanjec (Croatia), 20 participants from the city of Wilamowice (Poland), 20 participants from Rajecke Teplice (Slovakia), 29 participants from Novi Sad (Serbia), 58 participants from Občina Starše (Slovenia), 50 participants from Bistrica ob Sotli (Slovenia)

Location/ Dates: The event took place in Klanjec (Croatia), from 30/09/2016 to 02/10/2016

Short description:

The day of 30/09/2016 was dedicated to arrival of participants, their gathering and dinner, movie presentation about immigration crisis in eastern Europe followed by discussion, and accommodation of participants.

MOVIE PRESENTATION was made and held by groupe of people which consisted of one representative of each association of citizens of Klanjec and representative of Center for culture. They presented key points of this project, diffrent aspects of immigration crisis – from economical, political, cultural to medical. Inspirational stories of volounteers were shared and discussed. The aim of this presentation was to introduce participants with themes of project, to expand knowledge about immigrants and problems that concern them.

The day of 01/10/2016 was dedicated to debates, workshops and international cultural show.

DEBATE “BORDERLESS”, part 1 was held in Studio Galery Antun Augustinčić where participants actively discussed immigration politics. Member of European Parliament Biljana Borzan opened the debate and talked about different attitudes of EU Member States towards migration crisis and various solutions that they propose. Participants had firm opinions about immigration crisis, emphasis was put on solidarity towards immigrants but also on finding solution to crisis in its focus.

WORKSHOP “WIRELESS”, part 2 of “Borderless” debate, took place in Zelenjak, along Croatian-Slovenian border where razor wire was put. Most of participants expressed their regret that wire is separating two EU Member States. The aim of this workshop was to bring citizens of EU States closer.

WORKSHOP “WITHOUT BULLYING AMONGST CHILDREN” – Family center of County Zagorje had an interesting presentation followed by discussion about solidarity between children and youngsters. Participants talked about importance of nondiscrimination based on disabilities, gender, race or economic standard.

INTERNATIONAL CHARITY CULTURAL SHOW on main square gathered citiziens of Klanjec and surrounding area who watched participants present ther cultural heritage. Donations were collected for immigrants by city red cross branch of Klanjec.

The day of 02/10/2016 was dedicated to workshop EU charter of fundamental rihts, excursion, cultural show and departure of participants.

WORKSHOP EU CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS – participants shared their opinions about human rights and Asylum laws in participant countries. They discussed problems that refugees experience when applying for asylum. The main aim of this workshop was reached and that is spreading the awarness of human rights in everyday life of citizens of Europe.


2014. godina

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The project «European tradition for European future » was funded with the support of the European Union under the Programme “Europe for Citizens”

Applicable to the Strand 2 – Measure 2.1 “Town-Twinning”


Participation: The project involved 104 citizens from Klanjec, notably 20 participants from the city of Rajecke teplice (Slovakia), 47 participants from the city of Wilamowice (Poland), 44 participants from the city of Loka Rošnja (Slovenia), 10 participants from the city Bistrica ob Sotli (Slovenia)

Location/ Dates: The event took place in Klanjec, Croatia, from 03/10/2014 to 05/10/2014

The day of 03/10/2014 was dedicated to arrival of foreign participants, dinner, accomodating .The day of 04/10/2014 was dedicated to workshops (dance and ecology) cooking show, EU quiz, cultural shows, Eurocking concert. The day of 05/10/2014 was dedicated to excursion, cultural shows, EU parlament elections game.

Short description: The project European tradition for European future took place in Klanjec, Croatia, from 3rd – 5th of October 2014. It included partners from 4 countries (Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia and Poland). It is a continued cooperation between polish and croatian partners (Wilamowice – Klanjec; twinned towns), but it also included new partners. Goals of the project such as exchange of opinions, cultural heritage exchange, new friendships, …are sucesfully achieved trough workshops, cooking show, debates, cultural shows, accomodating the guests in houses of citizens, excursion, concerts.. 7 events have been carried out within this project:
Dance workshop “Traditional dances of Poland, Slovenia and Croatia” : The dance groups from Wilamowice, Loka Rošnja and Klanjec gatheres in Towns hall where they showed each other dances of their region and where they made a joint choreography. It was recorded on the DVD, each participant group got one DVD on which they can remind themselves of this coreography. The aim of the event was to exchange cultural heritage trough traditional dances. The main aim was to bring people closer which was sucesfully achieved.
Tour around the Eco-path on Cesar’s hill: Participants of this workshop went on a walk around the Cesar’s hill and then when they came to the mountain home there they had a presentation of the eco project. And discussion on ecological themes. The aim of the event was to develop sense of ecology, and to teach guests of natural heritage of the region of Klanjec.
Cooking show: There were 4 teams. The aim of the event was on amusing way to show to the citizens the preparation of traditional food of each country. The participants had to cook not their own food but the food of a different country. As a help they had a mentor that explained them how to cook but on his native language, no translators allowed.
Eurocking concert
The concert lasted for 3 hours.Bends were exchanging and audience was cheering them and mingle. The aim of the event was to involve young citizens on amusing way to participate in bringing EU nations closer with music.
EU quiz, debate, parlament game
It was a debate and a game in one, in which citizens were giving their proposal of changes that need to be made in EU. The aim of the debate was to include citizens in EU politics decision process. It was both amusing and educational. Citizens shared opinions, they talked about good and bad sides of EU politics in their countries.
Excursion to Krapina neanderthal museum
Citizens gathered in the morning and some of them went on an excursion. The aim of the event was to show international participants part of the historic heritage in this area.
Cultural show
On two days of the gathering, there were held a couple of cultural shows, in the frame of an traditional event “Thanksgiving to Autumn” which was very well visited by people from this region. So a lot of people saw the dances of all this countries. The aim of the event was to show people that although we come from different countries that we have similar traditional values that we need to cherish and show to younger generations.