It is with deep sadness that we received the information about the death of Janisław Muszyński (9.10.1942-10.09.2020), the first non-communist Wrocław voivode, initiator and organizer of the Lower Silesian Political and Economic Forum in Krzyżowa, a long-standing friend of the Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe.
It is thanks to the vision and determination of Janisław Muszyński that for fifteen years (1999-2013) Krzyżowa turned into Davos in Lower Silesia, where representatives of politics, business, science, non-governmental organizations and culture met to exchange opinions and learn from each other. The main idea of the forum was to initiate and sustain discussions on what to do to make Lower Silesia a good place to live. It was a very rare thread of all talks about the development of regions, and Janisław Muszyński made it the basic issue of all editions of the Lower Silesian Political and Economic Forum in Krzyżowa. It was an event thanks to which Krzyżowa attracted the attention of national media and hosted foreign business representatives, many of them contributed to the development of the region in a very tangible way, investing their capital here and creating jobs.
Janisław Muszyński wanted to see Lower Silesia as the land of Polish-German reconciliation, also on the level of joint activities for the economic development of Europe. The transnational cooperation, which was also part of the mission of the Krzyżowa Foundation, was the joint goal of the activities of the foundation and Janisław Muszyński, therefore we say goodbye to the great friend of Krzyżowa - place, people and ideas - with great regret.
We express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Janisław Muszyński.
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