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    The Project Cross Innovation promotes collaborative and user-driven innovation that happens across sectoral, organisational, technological and geographic boundaries. Its focus rests on policies and support measures that enable cross innovation and creative spillovers between creative sectors and other industries. The partnership consists of 11 metropolitan hotspots that have the potential to put cross innovation on the top of local and regional policy agendas across Europe: Birmingham, Amsterdam, Rome, Berlin, Tallinn, Warsaw, Vilnius, Stockholm, Linz, Lisbon and Pilsen.

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    For the first time in the history of United Nations' climate summits the voice of the cities was heard. Representatives of local authorities were formally a part of dialogue during the High Level Segment with the representatives of the Parties to the Convention.

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    Between 11 and 14 March the Capital of Poland will for the 16th time showcase its potential during one of the major international real-estate exhibitions. Warsaw will present itself as a rapidly changing city which has evolved over the last 25 years to become the modern metropolis it is today.

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    The Labyrinth of Light is a light art installation composed of approximately 150 thousand colourful lights arranged in the Wilanów garden on an area of over 1,000 square metres. The themes present in the installation refer to Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

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    Warsaw is a wonderful European capital city, full of young people striding boldly through life. A city with over 1.7 million inhabitants; a city which, without forgetting its beautiful though difficult history, bravely faces its challenges and develops very dynamically. You want to study abroad. What is most important to you: the level of education? The opportunity to meet interesting people? Reasonable tuition fee and cost of living? Warsaw fulfils all these requirements!

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    For the fifteenth time in a row, the City of Warsaw will take part in MIPIM, the leading real estate event for property professionals.

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    Warsaw’s ecological activity has been noticed by UN authorities. At the recently closed Conference of Parties in Doha (Qatar), Warsaw has been announced as the host of next climate conference – Conference of the Parties (COP) 19.

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    Warsaw’s ecological activity has been noticed by UN authorities. At the recently closed Conference of Parties in Doha (Qatar), Warsaw has been announced as the host of next climate conference – Conference of the Parties (COP) 19.

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    What is the role of Poland in Europe? What is the future of European Union? Does Warsaw have a status of regional financial hub? Is this city already an economic hub also outside Central and Eastern Europe?

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    Warsaw, together with three European partners, will develop model solutions for the utilisation of renewable energy in city development within the framework of the “Cities on Power” project.

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    A narrow gap between two buildings at the Chłodna and Żelazna Streets junction now houses the narrowest building in the world. At its widest point it measures 152cm. It will welcome artists invited from all over the world.

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    Building acceptance by the end of the year, the first visitors in spring 2013, and the official opening in December – such are the plans for the coming months at the Museum of the History of the Polish Jews, which is being constructed by the Capital City of Warsaw in the Muranów District.

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    The Warsaw Film Festival has a history going back twenty-six years. We have travelled a long way - from a modest though ambitious student event to a genuine film festival with a programme of premieres. The WFF differs from other festivals in its programme, just as Warsaw differs from other cities. October 12-21, 2012

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    The Green Climate Fund was established as an operating entity of the financial mechanism of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change by decision of Conference of the Parties to the Convention on December 11, 2011.

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    In September, world music will sound for the 8th time in Warsaw city centre. This year's theme is: ‘Inspirations: The Orient’. Polish capital will welcome artists from eleven countries, presenting fascinating cultures, from Central Asia to Far East. The encounter with different faces of Asia will be completed by a special film programme, prepared for the first time in collaboration with Planete Doc Film Festival. Festival will take place between 23 and 29 of September.

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    Chopin Concerts in the Royal Baths Park have attracted world class pianists from their very beginning. The Frédéric Chopin monument witnessed performances from, among others: Halina Czerny-Stefańska, Tatiana Shebanova, Janusz Olejniczak, Leszek Możdżer or Kevin Kenner. Those shows are always of the highest artistic standard. This season that has just opened will be no different.

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    The current, 18th edition of the Festival will last from 30 June until 25 August 2012. As it was in the previous years, the event will revolve around world stars, premieres and jazz discoveries. As always, the Festival will be stylistically diversified. We will listen to Latin jazz, mainstream, modern jazz, fusion and smooth jazz.

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    Inauguration of UEFA EURO 2012™, a great football feast, is coming up. Warsaw is ready to receive footballers, guests and fans. Residents of the capital and tourists visiting our city during the event will feel safe while cheering footballers on and having fun in the Fan Zone.

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    Are you planning to visit Warsaw during the UEFA EURO 2012TM? Or maybe you’re a Varsovian curious about the events prepared for you during the championships? If so, you must download the “Guide to the National Mermaids”, this app will be your guide around the city!

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    On Monday, May 14, the construction of the Warsaw Fan Zone began. It is the largest among all the zones created for the Euro 2012 tournament, both in Poland and Ukraine. On the day of the official opening, it will become the centre of the big football festival.