Time to dance the polonaise
The polonaise, or Polonez in Polish, is one of the oldest Polish dances. And it is one of the few that we still dance today! Exceptionally dignified but also easy to learn, it accompanies official occasions such as graduation balls and weddings.
Students from Adam Mickiewicz University and the University of Economics in Poznań best in the European edition of GOMAC
Students from Adam Mickiewicz University and the University of Economics in Poznań took first place in Europe in the Global Online Marketing Academic Challenge (GOMAC) 2018.
79th anniversary of Soviet invasion of Poland
On 17 September 1939, Soviet troops invaded Poland fulfilling the provisions of a secret annex to the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact, signed by the Third German Reich and the Soviet Union on 23 August 1939. The Soviet-German agreement called for dividing up Poland’s territory between the two totalitarian states. The Soviet Union committed itself to supporting Germany in its military operations against Poland.
Wyspiański is back in town
Stanisław Wyspiański – one of the most versatile Polish artists – associated his professional and private life with Krakow. Under Austro-Hungarian rule at the time, the city inspired him with its rich past and symbolism, but also with the challenges it faced. This led him to create his own vision of the capital of Galicia which he in part managed to portray. In his honour, the National Museum in Krakow is presenting the largest ever exhibition of his works, encapsulating this extraordinary relationship between his genius and the city he called his own.
The Battle of Vienna, the Lion of Lechistan and cloves with potatoes
In May 1683, the valiant and expansive army of the Ottoman Empire ventured from Belgrade to Vienna. A month later, it besieged the Danube capital. Upon hearing about this, Jan III Sobieski accelerated the mobilisation of the Crown’s army and set off for Vienna. The battle between Polish-Imperial troops under the command of the Polish king and the army under the command of Vizier Kara Mustafa, fought on September 12, created a military breakthrough and saved the Christian part of Europe from the expansive attempts of the Ottoman Empire. To commemorate this anniversary, we have prepared some interesting facts about the Battle of Vienna, King Sobieski and his interesting life.
Poles and Czechs celebrate together
"History teaches us that without a free Poland there will be no free Czechoslovakia and without a free Czechoslovakia there is no free Poland,” these are words written in a letter sent by the "Founding Father" of Czechoslovakia Tomasz G. Masaryk to Ignacy Paderewski. They are also the motto of a project commemorating joint Polish-Czech anniversaries which takes place from 6 to 15 September on the initiative of the Polish Institute in Prague.
There is no Europe without the Carpathians. Polish policy in the region
At the Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdrój, parliamentarians, ministers, experts and local government representatives discussed security policy, infrastructure and development strategy in Central Europe during the latest edition of the Europe of the Carpathians Conference.
"A growing, maturing start-up baby tiger"* – the PFR School of Pioneers
The PFR School of Pioneers, an international programme for young technological visionaries from all over Poland, is now up and running. It will be attended by 50 individuals who over four weeks will develop theoretical and practical business skills under the watchful eye of the best trainers. The objective is to strengthen the key competences of young entrepreneurs that will help them build an innovative market.
A Europe based on shared values or a Europe of common interests?
This and other questions will be answered by representatives of the world of politics, business, science, culture and media from over 60 countries who will meet today in the picturesque town of Krynica-Zdrój in the south of Poland. The Economic Forum, the largest economic conference in Central and Eastern Europe, will take place there until Thursday.
Polish School of Aid-Giving
Although the right to education – regardless of one’s gender, religion, origin, physical and intellectual predisposition – is guaranteed by international covenants, millions of children around the world still do not have access to education. Without education, they have less chance of personal development, escaping poverty and have diminished prospects of a better future. Polish Aid implements educational projects in countries that are not able to independently provide adequate access to schools for their youngest citizens.
Seventy-ninth anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two
Seventy-nine years ago, Germany invaded Poland and started World War Two. In the early hours of 1 September 1939, troops of the German Reich crossed the Polish-German border. Even though the 1939 defensive war ended in the defeat of the Polish armed forces, greatly outnumbered by the invader’s army, the lost battle marked the beginning of Polish troops’ engagement on all WW2 fronts.