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.
Katowice to host the 11th Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF11)
The city of Upper Silesia was selected to organize the most important conference on urban issues in 2022. The decision by UN was announced on Tuesday.
Educational robot Photon to be sold in countries including the US and China
The award-winning Polish educational robot Photon will be sold in North America and China. A start-up founded by the graduates of the Białystok University of Technology has just signed a contract with an American distributor that specialises in introducing innovative solutions in education.
Key anniversaries and patrons of the year 2019
On a yearly basis, Polish MPs vote on “patrons” as well as anniversaries to be commemorated and celebrated in a series of promotional events throughout the following year. In July 2018, the Sejm, the lower house of Poland's parliament, adopted an act proclaiming 2019 as the year of Stanisław Moniuszko, Gustaw Herling-Grudziński and Anna Walentynowicz; it also brought two major historical events to focus – the Union of Lublin and the Silesian Uprisings.
Poland, land of dragons
If you are a dragon-lover and feel nostalgic already to see fire-breathing beasts floating above your head, come to Krakow, which is home to at least one fully-grown dragon.
Polish Oscar winners and nominees
Polish cinematography has a long history and many remarkable achievements, which is reflected in the long list of nominations and awards won by Polish directors, cinematographers, composers, screenwriters, animators and other cinematographic professionals.
11th EEC. The largest economic event in Central Europe runs in Katowice!
The high profile three-day 11th European Economic Congress (EEC) begins today in the International Congress Centre and Spodek Arena in Katowice. It is the largest economic event in Central Europe which includes debates, discussions and events, among them the European Start Up Days. Each year, guests from the worlds of politics, economics, science and business participate in the conference to listen to several hundred panelists.
10 years of Eastern Partnership
The aim of the Eastern Partnership launched a decade ago was to bring partner countries closer to the European Union in terms of, among others, values. However, the programme fostered exchanges between neighbours in many aspects, such as economy, politics and culture. The 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership celebrated this year is a good opportunity to sum up the achievements of the EU Eastern policy in recent years.
Eastern Partnership – ten basic facts on the tenth anniversary
The Eastern Partnership (EaP) is part of the European Union’s foreign policy pursued under the European Neighbourhood Policy and the Global Strategy. It aims at forging regional cooperation and closer relations between the EU and its Eastern European partners. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Programme. Below you will find ten basic facts about the Eastern Partnership.
Little footballers in the finals of Europe’s biggest tournament
Sixty-four boy and girl teams from all provinces play in the nationwide finals of the tournament “From the Backyard to the Stadium for the Tymbark Cup,” now in its 19th edition. This is the largest children’s football tournament in Europe. Past competitors include Arkadiusz Milik and Krzysztof Piątek, the stars of Italy’s Serie A and Poland’s national team.