Poland Conference – Human Dignity and the Future of Europe

Human Dignity and the Future of Europe
Warsaw, Poland, 29th September to 1st October

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Scholarships are avaliable for those who are unable to afford the conference fee.

It is a great honor for us to invite you to apply for our Warsaw Conference on “Human Dignity and the Future of Europe”. The conference will take place from 29th September to 1st October 2006 in Collegium Civitas – located in the XII Floor of the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw city centre.  We are looking forward to studying together the contemporary history of Poland.  European Commissioner for Education and Culture, Jan Figel, will be joining us for the opening of the conference and we are also expecting to hear from Wojciech Roszkowski MEP, Wanda Póltawska and other distinguished guests during these opening sessions of the conference.

This important conference has captured the imagination of the Members of the European Parliament and the Commission, top Polish academics, renowned film directors, authors and politicians.  The aim of the conference is to encourage Poland’s future leaders to work together to foster genuine integration and to take up their full role within Europe by enriching it with their own cultural heritage and experience.  The programme will study the nature of the resistance movements to Communism in the context of their overarching affirmation of the dignity of the person and their recognition and utilization of the primacy of culture. It will provide a high level and in-depth examination of many of the problems that have been encountered in Europe due to a reductive vision of the human person and an inadequate understanding of the nature of human freedom.

We will be fascinated to hear the experiences and thoughts of Poland’s future leaders. Please browse through the themes listed in the conference programme, the notes indicate the broad range of issues which will be covered by our speakers.  

We have been planning this conference in Warsaw for many months, with a view to establishing a permanent base for the World Youth Alliance in Eastern Europe.  Over the coming months we hope to identify the young people and academic minds who can help us to develop the training work that we wish to direct from that Eastern European base.  Should you be willing to sponsor any aspect of this conference or help us to develop our plans for training young people from Central and Eastern Europe please contact europe@wya.net.

-The conference is open to those between 16 and 30
-Participants must have good working knowledge of Polish and English
-Weekend Conference Fee is 100 zl (scholarships available)

To apply for the conference download the application form in MSWORD format or PDF format, fill it in, and return it to our Brussels office. Details are in the application form.