Gdańsk Marathon

All runners will do well to mark down this date to start in the GDAŃSK MARATHON. The run’s route will lead through Gdańsk’s most recognisable and most attractive locations: the Main Town with Długa Street, the Long Market (Długi Targ) with the Fountain of Neptune, Solidarity Square, the European Solidarity Centre, Energa Gdańsk Stadium, Amber Expo and the Ronald Reagan Seaside Park.
Runners can also participate in the Get Active at the Marathon campaign, a series of preparation exercises under the supervision of experienced trainers and instructors free-of-charge.

European Poet of Freedom Competition

The idea for the Competition began with Gdańsk’s attempt to become the European Capital of Culture in 2016. The motto of Gdańsk’s candidacy was “Freedom of Culture, Culture of Freedom.”
The award aims at honouring and promoting phenomena in poetry that deal with one of the most crucial subjects for contemporary readers – freedom – and, at the same time, are characterized by outstanding artistic values
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AMBERIF Fair of Amber, Jewellery and Gemstones

The world’s largest fair of amber, jewellery and gemstones, featuring jewellery collections, gemstones, Baltic amber jewellery, ornamental and functional items with amber, silver and gold jewellery with amber. Every year, AMBERIF’s crowning event is the Amber Look Gala when fashion designers team up with jewellers to present original collections made especially for that evening. Every AMBERIF sees the launch of Trendbook+, which is a forecast of the amber and art trends for the year.

Jazz Jantar Festival

The festival showcases both the avant-garde and the roots of jazz. Held for many years now by Gdańsk’s famous ŻAK Club, the Festival hosts many performers of jazz, improvised music and young contemporary music in its broad sense, which is often a fusion of several genres.
Dates: 3-4-5 February, 11 March.

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12.09.2018 to 14.09.2018

Save the date for the Sustainable Cities Comission meeting in Klaipėda, Lithuania on 12-14 September 2018.

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12.06.2018 to 14.06.2018

Save the date for the next UBC Safe Cities Commissions meeting to be held in the city of Lahti (Finland) in June 12-14, 2018.

Detailed agenda

Tuesday 12.6.2018
18:00 -                   Get together party. We gather in the lobby of the Hotel Lahden Seurahuone