Where is the world heading, and what kind of future awaits the European Union? How are today’s uncertainties affecting Poland and how is it going to face them?

We have been asking ourselves these questions ever more frequently these past few years. For almost two decades, since 1989 the outside world was above all a source of fascination, inspiration and opportunity for the Polish people. We have explored this outside world by travelling, working in foreign countries, reading, and going to the cinema. We have profited from falling trade barriers, open borders, and the influx of modern technology.

Whereas before our optimism had no limits, today it is stifled by fear of the unknown. We have been forced to recognise how quickly this world can change. The world around us has not only become more dangerous, but also less comprehensible. And, above all, the “outside world” has slowly become “our world”, as those from other regions step into our everyday lives. This merging of worlds has become the topic of social and political disputes, which, like never before, evoke both positive and negative emotions.

The “World in Focus” is an invitation to engage in meetings and discussions on the key questions facing Poland, Europe and the world. The two day event will deal with some of the most important and interesting issues today in the company of great intellectuals, experts and many other debaters from various countries. Discussions, films, and workshops dedicated to what is happening in both Poland and Europe, will allow us to study contemporary challenges from various perspectives.

The “World in Focus” is for all those who share our fascination with the world and concerns about its future. We cordially invite you to join us at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews on the 3rd and the 4th of June.

Themes in Focus

2017 themes will be published here soon.

Tekst końcowy – EN

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