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Cittaslow International Assembly 2011
24-25-26 june, Lidzbark Warmiński (Poland)
Thursday 23.06.2011
Arrival of participants - transfer of delegations from the airports
Dinner in the hotel in Lidzbark Warmiński according to the arrival time
Friday 24.06.2011

Location: Krasicki Hotel
08.30am - participants registration
09.00am - welcome by:

  • Artur Wajs, the Mayor of Lidzbark Warmiński , Coordinator Polish Cittaslow Network
  • Gian Luca Marconi , President of Cittaslow International

Introductory speeches:

  • Stefano Mocio, Coordinator of the Scientific Committee
  • Krzysztof Skalski, Member of the Scientific Committee
  • Pier Giorgio Oliveti, Director of Cittaslow Intl.

09.45 - 11.45am - thematic reports:

  • 'European Cittaslow policies 2013-2020' : by the C.I. Vice-President, Arnoud Rodenburg, Coordinator Holland Cittaslow Network
  • 'Cittaslow social policies: responsibility and inclusion' : by Raul Daoli, Mayor of Novellara, Cittaslow Italy
  • 'Projects for developing countries': by the Coordinator of Cittaslow Usa, Virginia Hubbell
  • "Slow Food International Pojects", Slow Food Int'l Board Michele Rumiz
  • debate

11.45 - 12.00am - coffee break
12.00 - 02.00pm - official opening of the General Assembly and of the Festival
02.00 - 03.00pm - lunch in the hotel in Lidzbark Warmiński
03.00pm - departure to Bisztynek, Święta Lipka and Reszel
04.00 - 05.00pm - a guided tour in Bisztynek
05.30 - 06.30pm - a guided tour to the Święta Lipka Sanctuary
07.00 - 07.30pm - a guided tour in Reszel
08.00 - 10.30pm - dinner in the Castle of Reszel
10.30pm - transfer to the hotels in Lidzbark Warmiński
Saturday 25.06.2011
Location: Krasicki Hotel
07.30am - participants registration
08.00 - 01.30pm - Opening of the session:

  • Introductory report by the President, Gian Luca Marconi
  • Nomination president of the assembly and constitution of the seat
  • Legislature activities reporting of last 3 years
  • Presentation of the draft for the new certification system
  • Presentation of Slow Food international projects, "Terra Madre" and "A Thousand Gardens in Africa" by Slow Food International
  • scheduled speeches by Cittaslow members - "Cittaslow 2020 - a new vision of the town to design a way of life for the 21st century"(debating)
  • Nomination declarations
  • Elections of the President and other authorities

01.30 - 02.30pm - lunch in the hotel in Lidzbark Warmiński
02.30 - 06.30pm - programme in Lidzbark Warmiński, participation in the Cittaslow Festival

  • a guided tour to in the Lidzbark Warmian Chapter Castle

06.45pm - departure to Gietrzwałd
08.15 - 10.00 pm - dinner 'Warmian Pierogi Feast' in 'Inn Warmińska', Gietrzwałd
Transfer to the hotels in Lidzbark Warmiński
10.00am - 11.30pm - Cittaslow Festival, Lidzbark Warmiński
Project: 'Cittaslow the Network of Cities from Warmia Mazury Powiśle Promoting Good Quality of Life'
Cittaslow Bazaar
Location: under the High Tower [Wysoka Brama]
10.00am - 06.00pm - Promotional stands of six member cities of Polish National Network of Cittaslow Cities: Reszel, Lidzbark Warmiński, Bisztynek, Biskupiec, Murowana Goślina and Nowe Miasto Lubawskie, stands of members of European Culinary Heritage Network, stands of craftsmen from the cities of Polish National Network of Cittaslow Cities
Location: under the High Tower [Wysoka Brama]
10.30am - 06.00pm - performances of local bands (bands from the cities of Polish National Network of Cittaslow Cities: Bisztynek, Biskupiec, Lidzbark Warmiński, Reszel, Nowe Miasto Lubawskie, Murowana Goślina)
Location: Amphitheatre in the city centre
06.30 - 11.00pm - concerts
Sunday 26.06.2011
Mazury the Wonder of Nature"
Tourist programme (voluntary) - Route of the Great Masurian Lakes
09.00 - 11.00am - transfer by bus to Mikołajki from Lidzbark Warmiński
11.15 - 02.15pm - Mikołajki (Lake Śniardwy) a boat trip degustation of regional food 'Culinary Heritage Warmia Mazury Powiśle'
02.30 - 04.30pm - transfer to Olsztyn
04.45 - 06.45pm - a guided tour in the Old Town in Olsztyn (English, German, Italian, Polish)
07.00- 08.30pm - dinner at the 'Staromiejska Restaurant' in Olsztyn
08.45 - 09.45pm - transfer to the hotel in Lidzbark Warmiński
* For participants who are leaving:
Transportation of members of foreign delegations to the airports
Monday 27.06.2011
Transportation of members of foreign delegations to the airports
Note: the organization could bring slight change on programme in future