Major Awards and Distinctions

2000 - Certificate of Merit awarded by the U.S. Agency for Regional Development (USAID) for creation of optimal conditions for the harmonious co-operation and implementation of USAID programs

2000 - Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly awarded Konin with the Honorary Diploma of Council of Europe

2001 – The first in Wielkopolska, Konin received the Quality Certificate ISO 9001/2000

2002 - The Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe awarded Konin with the Honorary Flag of the Council of Europe

2002 - Konin was honored by Wielkopolska Economic Forum, with the title of most computerized city in Wielkopolska

2003 - Konin took first place in "Our community in Europe" Competition

2004 - Konin took first place in the National Ecological Competition "Environmentally Friendly"

2004 - Konin took 4th place in the "Golden 12 Cities" in terms of capital for investment

2005 –7th edition of competition the city was the winner in the category "Promoter of Ecology"

2006 - Association "Cities on the Internet" awarded Konin with the prestigious award Zlot@2006 "Municipal Leader of the Electronic Administration". In the 8th edition of the competition, Konin was awarded in the category of municipalities

2007 - Konin was on the 6th place in the category of cities up to 100 thousand inhabitants as one of the most attractive city for investors

2007 - Konin won in the ranking "European Commune - European City"

2007 - Konin received a certificate, "Patron of the Polish Ecology"

2007 - Konin took 1st place in the category of cities with county rights in the ranking on the use of EU funds. The city received 75% funding from the Sectoral Operational Programme "Transport" to build a, in excess of 200 million PLN, second crossing over the Warta river

2008 - Crystal HIT-2007 for “the effective preparation and implementation of the construction of crossing over Warta River on the national road No. 25"

2009 - Konin took 1st place in the category of cities with county rights in the "Union" summarizing the expenditures of local governments for investments in 2006-2008

2010 - City of Konin took 4th place in the national "Youth Sports System 2009", in a category for cities up to 80 thousand residents

2010 - Konin – as the only city in Poland - received the award from the Council of Europe as Badges of Honour for the actions of with a pro-European nature