The Polonik Association has been operating in Udine in the Italian region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia for 3 years now.

The Polonik is an organisation made up by Poles. We promote Polish culture, history, tradition and customs. The mission of the Association is to be a platform that brings various cultures, especially the Polish and the Italian one, together, integrates families and improves cooperation between ethnic groups. It supports initiatives and pro-community actions that create the feeling of solidarity, tolerance and respect for cultural differences.

We run a Polish school called Polskie ABC (Polish ABC). Children are split into age groups and according to their knowledge of Polish. The younger group is called Krasnoludki (dwarves), and the older one is the school group.

In 2015 we joined the I.B.I.S project organised under the patronage of the Mayor of Udine, the Mayor of Martyniaco and the University of Udine. The project promotes bilingualism.

At the moment we are looking forward to the Polish Culture Days, which are organised in Udine for the second time. Last year we achieved a huge success and we were talked about in the media. Our meetings were participated by the Polish community in Italy as well as Italians who are interested in Polish culture, who have already visited Poland (mainly because of John Paul II) or who want to visit our country and would like to know a little bit more about it.

This year, during the second edition of the Polish Culture Days, we have planned a poetry evening with Ryszard Krynicki – a poet from the “1968 generation”, which literary critics call the “New Wave”, and a concert by Andrzej Sikorowski from the popular “Pod Budą” Band. The following evening will be filled with philosophical deliberations based on the works of two great philosophers: Ignacy Witkiewicz and Roman Ingarden. The Polish cinema cannot be missed as well. This time we have chosen a film directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski who received many awards for his work and was nominated for Oscars twice. Cinema lovers associate his name with the “moral anxiety” cinema.

We would like to invite you to join us for the second edition of the Polish Culture Days in Udine. I’m sure that everyone will find something interesting in the attractive and rich programme of the event.

On behalf of The Polonik Association

Małgorzata Krzeszowiec, Board Member


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