Download the Poznan Local Action Plan (Pdf 2,2 Mb)

Poznan is a city in west-central Poland with over 567,882 inhabitants (2006). Located on the Warta River, it is one of the oldest cities in Poland, making it an important historical centre and a vibrant centre of trade, industry, and education.
Poznan is Poland's fifth largest city and fourth biggest industrial centre. Investors range from the food processing, furniture, automotive and transport and logistics industries and are primarily attracted to the city’s low labour costs, good road and railway network and relatively liberal employment laws.

The City of Poznan mostly suffers from the constant process of depopulation in favour of surrounding areas. The main focus is therefore to stop depopulation and to balance it with the inflow of new citizens.

Although nowadays there is a low percentage of international population in Poznan it is expected that this will change in the near future. Poznan wants to be well prepared for this new population’s participation in city life and in mutual cooperation in city development projects.
Another very important challenge is to change Poznan public opinion of city openness.

An important aspect of this city’s activity will be the actual creation and implementation of openness - the promotional strategy of the city, that will help to establish an international profile of Poznan as an attractive, open city; an attractive place to live.

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Below are three documents to download that provide a detailed outline of the city of Poznan. They include a historical sketch of Poznan, a profile of Poznan and a Socio-economic outline of the city.

A Historical Sketch of Poznan (Pdf 0,06 Mb)

Poznan Profile (Pdf 1,7 Mb)

Socio Economic Analysis of Poznan (Pdf 0,3 Mb)

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The OPENCities Monitor is conducted by BAK. BAK Economics AG (BAK) is an independent Swiss research institute.