Lodz Women's Route. A Walk Guide (Walking time: 2 hours)
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. See Krakow, Gdansk, Warsaw, Poznan, Milanowek, Lodz, Konin and Polish villages through the eyes of women who lived there a century ago. This time we invite you to Lodz, a city with the highest feminization ratio (120 women per 100 men), which evolved and developed thanks to the work of women in the, seemingly easy, textile industry.
6th edition of European Labour Mobility Congress
European Labour Mobility Congress is the largest and most important cyclical event in Europe dedicated to the posting of workers as part of the provision of services.
Jan Czochralski (1885–1953) – Famous Inventor of Rhinitis Medicine
Kcynia near Bydgoszcz was the birthplace of a Pole whose achievements would revolutionise the modern-day electronic industry. The man himself did not suspect what a great impact he would have on industrial development.
Krakow Women’s Trail. A walking guide to Krakow (Walking time: 3hrs)
It is 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. See Krakow, Gdansk, Warsaw, Poznan, Milanowek, Lodz, Konin and Polish villages through the eyes of women who lived there a century ago. For our first walk, we take you to Krakow. It is home to Poland’s first grammar school for girls, chemist’s shop run by women, and reading room that only admitted ladies.
Polish Aid & Women Power!
In many places in the world, women and girls are more at risk of poverty and hunger than men. In developing countries they represent the majority of the unemployed, and as many as 75% of them work illegally. Many countries continue to impose legal restrictions on their employment, and almost everywhere harmful stereotypes affect the size of their salaries and the quality of their work. Poland supports professional activation of women in such places as Palestine, Kenya and Belarus, in the belief that their independence means a better future for themselves, their families and whole societies.
Stanisław Kierbedź (1810–1899) – less famous than his bridge
Warsaw was not lucky when it came to bridges. The first crossing, built at the times of King Sigismund II Augustus, linked the banks of the Vistula for thirty years before languidly drifting away with spring ice floe. All that was left was the Bridge Street, which, however, has not led to any bridge for four centuries. In the 16th century people were proud of that bridge, just as they were ashamed that they no longer had one in mid-19th century. The Kierbedź Bridge, named after its constructor, changed this.
9th "Cursed Soldiers" National Remembrance Day
"The war is not over [...]. We will never agree to a different life, except in a fully sovereign, independent and fair Polish State [...]. I give you my last order. Continue your work and activities in the spirit of regaining full independence of the state,” wrote the last commander of the Home Army, General Leopold Okulicki, nom de guerre “Niedźwiadek.” Many of his soldiers listened to their commander and did not lay down arms when World War II ended. They continued their fight for a truly free homeland.
Russian and Soviet graves on Polish soil
Poland is a land that has witnessed many military conflicts. The millions of graves and cemeteries – not only Polish – are reminders of our history’s tragic episodes. Soldiers of many nationalities, British, German and Russian, including one million and three hundred thousand Soviet Army troops were laid to rest in Poland.
Intel Extreme Masters 2019 back to Katowice!
Intel Extreme Masters 2019 has kicked off in Katowice. The best teams from around the world will compete until 3 March 2019 for a lion’s share of the $1 million USD prize pool and the IEM World Championship. It is the 7th edition of the event which takes place in the capital of Silesia.
"Dragon glass" in the territories of present-day Poland was already known over 20 thousand years ago
Obsidian, popularized as "dragon glass" in Game of Thrones, was believed to have miraculous properties. This shiny rock in the form of volcanic glass always attracted interest. In the lands of present-day Poland, it appeared as early as 20,000 years ago.
Józef Kosacki (1909–1990) – Inventor of a mine detector
The first years of World War Two brought the scourge of many military and civilian casualties on minefields. The fight for human life prompted the invention of an electric mine detector, which was designed by Lieut. Józef Kosacki, an engineer. However, the identity of the creator of the device that saved thousands of human lives was kept secret for years.
Fall in love with Poland and Polish language – an interview with dr Anna Rabczuk
Have you been meaning to start learning Polish but never got round to it? Dr Anna Rabczuk of the Polonicum Centre of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners at the University of Warsaw, author of an online language course, explains why it is worth taking the plunge and what Polish learners are most often up against.