URBAN INITIATIVES COMPETITION: “A city for citizens – citizens for the city”

We would like to promote bottom-up initiatives which address residents’ real needs, facilitate the life in cities and support residents in their personal and professional development. Our intent is to support residents’ ambitions and aspirations which affect the improved quality of life in cities. There are even now many solutions in cities which make our life easier and allow us to experience the place we live in in a positive way. More and more innovative projects are changing our stereotyped way of thinking and behaviour.

We would like to invite residents, social organizations, institutions and companies to participate in the competition the objective of which is to select three best urban initiatives aimed at solving a concrete problem in the city. It is sufficient to present a concept of an interesting project which will contribute to solving the problem observed in the city – to present the objective of the project, its scope and result and ideas on how to develop it further. Final presentations will be verified by experts under the urban acceleration programme carried out by the Think Tank Poznań by the Urban Development Department. Three projects with the highest scores will be developed in the course of the workshops which will be organized under the Urban Development Forum for all those who wish to create urban think tanks and/or support bottom-up local activities aimed at solving the diagnosed social problems.

The results of the competition will be announced during the City Development Forum. The best project which will be implemented by the City of Poznań will receive a money prize.

Rules and Regulations.

Documents for the competition may be submitted in Polish or English.

Date for submitting documents for the competition: from 4 October until 9 November 2017

Documents for the competition may be submitted to: or by post or in person at the following address:

Metaphor Sp. z o.o. Sp. k.
Zwierzyniecka 3
60-813 Poznań

Please include the annotation “COMPETITION” on the envelope.

Please direct any queries related to the competition to: