Poznan women's route. A walk guide (Walking time: less than an hour)
It has been a century since Polish women won the right to vote. To mark this occasion, we encourage you to visit Polish cities and follow in the footsteps of Polish suffragettes and social activists. This time we invite you to visit Poznan, the capital of Wielkopolska (Greater Poland) region. In the 19th century this city was marginalized by the Prussian authorities, but its inhabitants strove to maintain its position. Polish women, who combined the fight for women’s rights with the fight for the national cause, played a major role in this struggle.
Krzemionki prehistoric striped flint mining region
At the 43rd Session of the World Heritage Committee held in Baku, Azerbaijan, Poland's Krzemionki prehistoric striped flint mining region was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List.
June 1976 and the Workers’ Defence Committee
On June 25, 1976, some 80,000 people in Poland took to the streets in protest against food price hikes. Demonstrations in Radom, Płock and Ursus turned into clashes with police forces, which led to arrests, detentions and dismissals. In response to these measures, the Workers’ Defence Committee (KOR) emerged to help the repressed workers and their families. The Committee operated until 1981, when its tasks were taken over by the trade union Solidarność.
Food trucks in Poland
The fad for street food has been in full bloom in Poland. Food trucks in particular enjoy massive popularity – these restaurants on wheels serve dishes from all over the world. How did this phenomenon come to be and is it really new? How is the mobile gastronomy developing in Poland? And, first and foremost – where to look for street delicacies?
Your Summer Destination: Poland
Poland is like its weather. Definitely, it is it is rarely boring. Especially in summer. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the warm weather months in Poland!
Konstanty Rokicki, Polish diplomat and Holocaust rescuer
In the midst of World War II, Konstanty Rokicki, who worked at the Polish Embassy in Bern as vice-consul, produced several thousand of false Latin American passports which saved lives of “many hundreds” of Jews. In 2019, Rokicki was named Righteous Among the Nations.
Polish universities in the lead of the scientific publications gender diversity ranking
The Medical University of Lublin leads, and the University of Gdańsk and the Poznań University of Medical Sciences are in the top 10 of the ranking of the share of female authorships of scientific publications at universities around the world, according to Nature Communications.
The 4 things you need to know about D-Day
Discover the important role of Poland’s military during the Normandy landings and the Allied invasion of mainland Europe.
PL First to Break Free [TIMELINE]
“Dear viewers, on 4 June 1989 the communism in Poland came to an end,” said Joanna Szczepkowska, an actress, on Polish TV prime time news after the June elections. The first partially free elections triggered the collapse of the system not only in Poland but also in the whole Eastern Bloc. What was the path that led to the elections like? Let’s go back to the key moments of 1989!
International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief
Poland initiates the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. “The right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, which is commonly referred to as the right to freedom of religion or belief, is a universal right of every human being and the cornerstone of many other rights,” Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said at the UN General Assembly session in New York.
2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup to run in Poland
22nd edition of the FIF U-20 championship is starting in Poland. Coincidentally, the first time Poland hosts the FIFA tournament in the year of Polish Football Association’s centenary.