The Secret Garden in Wilanów
One of the most famous royal residences in Poland, Wilanów is a must-see in every Warsaw guide. While the historic palace is no doubt a gem of Baroque architecture, its surroundings are just as precious and fascinating. Let us take a stroll in Wilanów’s gardens.
The first Polish commercial satellite Światowid will be launched into space in April
In April next year the Światowid satellite will have competed all tests. It will fly to the International Space Station and from there it will be launched into orbit, SatRevolution COO Grzegorz Zwoliński told PAP.
Strength of Communities
The Polish Economic Exhibition (PWG) is an unique exhibition project which objective is to tell about the history and achievements of the last 100 years of the Polish economy. By presenting achievements of domestic companies and enterprises, it wants to create a sense of pride and respect for the efforts of the work of generations. The project refers to the General National Exhibition in 1929 which presented the ten-year achievements of independent Poland.
The pope who changed Poland
If it hadn't been for John Paul II’s first pilgrimage to Poland in June 1979, there would have been no Solidarity. “The Polish Pope as a spiritual authority contributed to the collapse of communism,” says Paweł Skibiński, Ph.D., historian at the University of Warsaw and between 2010-2015 director of Warsaw’s Museum of John Paul II and Primate Wyszyński.
Heroes from the "Ładoś list"
The so-called Ładoś list features the chief rabbi of the Netherlands, a friend of Anna Frank's, and a few professors of Israeli universities. Paraguayan passports were also issued to the leaders of uprising in the Bedzin ghetto and of the Jewish resistance in Slovakia, and a number of people who would later write their memoirs. Years later, at least one Survivor was killed in Israel's independence war. One of the Paraguayan documents features Dr Leon Rothfeld with the family, whose members included Adam Rotfeld, the future Polish Foreign Minister.
Lessons for the future
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 recognised access to free education as the fundamental right of all children. 70 years on, the shortage of qualified and dedicated teachers remains a challenge, robbing young people of their chance for a better tomorrow. There is a lack of pedagogues in areas where they can be of most help: in environments marked by marginalisation and exclusion. Appreciating the efforts of teachers whose work is changing the world, Polish Aid implements projects to help them. This is also where one needs to relieve them.
The Silver Six. Poles win silver in world championships
Although defeat always hurts, losing despite dominating a match is disappointing and second place is never satisfying, the Polish six-a-side football team deserves great applause. The gold medal in the six-a-side world cup was literally a step away. An unforgettable week of amazing emotions at Praça do Comércio in Lisbon is behind us – a great week for Polish football, a great week for Polish fans. It all ended with an exciting thriller...
Poles take world volleyball crown!
Poland is celebrating after the country’s volleyball team beat Brazil to take the world championships for the second time in a row.
Studying in Poland
Rich Poland’s cultural heritage includes the longstanding higher education traditions. Nowadays the system is developing rapidly – there are over than 400 universities in Poland which host almost 60,000 new-come international students every year.
Poland The Honourary Guest At Vienna Design Week 2018
Poland is the guest country at the 12th edition of Vienna Design Week, Austria’s biggest design event. Poland will introduce visitors to the ABCs of Polish design, Tadeusz Kantor’s work in virtual reality, the best Polish logos and more.
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.