"Poland in the Heart of European History" is addressed to teachers, educators and journalists from around the world. The ten-day seminar includes lectures and workshops by the best Polish scholars and educators, as well as numerous study visits to Polish educational and cultural institutions (IPN Archives, Warsaw Uprising Museum, Katyn Museum, the former prison at Rakowiecka Street in Warsaw, etc). The most important issues of Polish 20th-century history in a broad European perspective, plus innovative teaching methods developed by the Institute of National Remembrance are presented and discussed.
The seminars are an opportunity to learn the complexities of recent Polish and European history, but also to discuss and exchange educational experience between professionals from different parts of the world. In a three-day tour, the participants visit museums, educational and cultural centers outside the Polish capital, and the program also sets aside some time for participants’ speeches on historical figures, places and events which connect their countries with Poland. During previous editions of the seminar, the IPN hosted participants from such countries as Island, Israel, Holland, Denmark, Spain, Austria, Malta, Hungary, Canada, Scotland, Greece, Serbia, Bosnia and Chroatia.
This year’s edition took off on 18 and will last until 29 July; due to the pandemic conditions, the seminars will be held online.