The object of the project is to organise a one-week Polish-Russian Fair to be held in the second half of July 2018 (duration of the project: Thursday to Sunday). The project would be organised in the Old City of Gniew. Currently, the place is undergoing a revitalisation and the Fair could be a final event of that process, showing the Gniew Market Square in a new light.
The organisers of the Fair would be two cities, on the Polish part – Gniew, and on the Russian part – the interested city of the Kaliningrad Oblast.
The Fair is going to consist of dozens of stands to be arranged and purchased with the project funds, in Polish and Russian colours and also in the colours of the Partner Cities. The stands would be divided into those presenting the craftsmanship of Poland and Russia, with particular emphasis on the Partner City regions. As regards Gniew, this would refer to the City and to Kociewie – a historic and cultural region of the Pomorskie Province.
Another part of the stands would be devoted to presenting products related directly to the production of healthy food, traditional cuisine products, food and beverages, etc.
The third sector would present culture and traditions. In the particular stands NGOs and music bands could make their presentations in order to show the cultural and historic heritage of the two nations, and particularly the Partner Cities.
The Polish-Russian Fair would be a supralocal, trans-regional and trans-border event. The purpose of the Fair is mutual recognition of cultures and traditions of the two nations, and specifically those of the Partner Cities of the project. This could help to break stereotypes among the citizens of the Pomorskie Province and the Kaliningrad Oblast, as well as to establish relations between the local and regional societies.
The City of Gniew is a capital of a Municipality with 16 thousand residents. The Old City is located within the range of medieval walls and has long chivalry traditions. One of the major historic monuments is the renovated and commercialised Teutonic Knights Castle. It houses two hotels with three and four stars with accommodation provided at the very castle. These places could act as the amenities for the Fair.
On the part of the Gniew Municipality the direct cooperation partner would be the City and Municipal Office of Gniew, as well as the special purpose vehicle named Republika Gniewska.
We are searching for a Partner from the Kaliningrad Oblast to undertake common performance of the project, as a flag event in building good Polish-Russian relations in the near-border areas of the Pomorskie Province and the Kaliningrad Oblast.
Deputy Mayor of the City and Municipality of Gniew
The City and Municipal Office of Gniew
pl. Grunwaldzki 1
tel. 501 026 589
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