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A Fresh Approach to Housing : Poznan’s innovative offer to keep young talent in the city

urbact 2917The City of Poznań, (Lead Partner of Gen Y City) as a large academic hub, has considerable potential for attracting young people. The level of unemployment is very low. The combination of these two factors makes it attractive for many young people want to stay and start a family here. A major obstacle that they encounter is the lack of affordable housing. Young people starting their adult life have relatively low incomes and working under civil law contracts makes them ineligible for a loan.  In reality many are not so interested in long-term financial obligations. At this stage of their lives their main aim is to gain pro fessional and economic stability and because of that they are willing to move in order to find a job. Affordable housing solutions are needed to support these aspirations.

Long-term and stable tenancy agreements can help to solve these problems. In the past Poznań introduced a successful investment for senior citizens who needed help in terms of housing. The initiative aimed to address unfavourable demographic changes – suburbanization and population aging.  So the Poznań Housing Association (PTBS) decided to build on this success and adapt the initiative to a younger market with the introduction of a housing programme called “Apartments for graduates”. This initiative emerged in 2014 and its aim was to create a competitive offer for people who fulfill specific conditions. 

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Joseph Wieniawski (1837-1912): His Life and Music

J. WieniawskiDear Sir/Madam,

We cordially invite you to the concert-lecture 'Joseph Wieniawski (1837-1912): His Life and Music' which will be held on 26 November at 20.00 in Royal Conservatory of Brussels (concert room, rue de la Regence 30A, 1050 Brussels). The event will start with the concert of Joseph Wieniawski's music performed by Jacek Kortus, pianist from Poznań. During the second part a lecture will be delivered by Prof. Renata Suchowiejko, long term associate of Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society of Poznań. The end will be concluded with a short documentary film on the renovation of Wieniawski’s tomb in Brussels.

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Christmas Greetings


Invitation for award ceremony „Young Europeans Award”

The partner regions
Nouvelle-Aquitaine*, Hessen and Wielkopolska

 and the partner organisations
Allianz Cultural Foundation, Hippocrène Foundation, Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation (SDPZ/FWPN), German-Polish Youth Office (DPJW/PNWM), and
French-German Youth Office (OFAJ/DFJW)
cordially invite you to the 

Award Ceremony
of the tri-national French-German-Polish competition



with the participation of the guest country Ukraine, on the following theme:
“How far does Europe reach?”

on Tuesday 20th September 2016, from 12:15 am to 3:00 pm
at the House of Regions 
 Rue Montoyer 21 ∙ 1000 Brussels


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