Gdynia added to UNESCO learning cities network list

The membership provides Gdynia with, among others, access to tools and strategies of other member cities, and contact with experts and specialists, Gdynia City Council wrote in a press release. Jerzy Ochoński/PAP

The Polish northern city of Gdynia has become Poland's first member of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities.

Founded in 2015, the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities currently includes over 200 cities from the UNESCO regions. Every year, up to three cities from a given country can be accepted into the network, while Gdynia is the first Polish city in this group.

The membership provides Gdynia with, among others, access to tools and strategies of other member cities, and contact with experts and specialists, Gdynia City Council wrote in a press release.

"The local government's task is to care for residents of all ages, to constantly improve the quality of their lives, to create conditions for active participation in the life of the city, that is, to initiate changes or ventures. Gdynia's admission to the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities proves that all these tasks are carried out on a word-class level," the communique of the Gdynia's City Council said.