Poland Conference – Human Dignity and the Future of Europe

Poland Conference – Human Dignity and the Future of Europe

Warsaw, Poland, 29th September – 1st October


This important conference attracted excellent students and speakers to Warsaw’s Palace of Culture and Science and historic Royal Castle. It captured the imagination of the Members of the European Parliament and Commission, top Polish academics, renowned film directors, authors and politicians.  The aim of the conference was to encourage Poland’s future leaders to work together to foster a deep understanding of the human person which would allow them to work together and take up their full role within Europe, enriching it with their own experience and cultural heritage. 

 

The programme allowed participants to study the nature of the resistance movements to Communism, especially the way in which these movements affirmed the dignity of the person, the unique role of youth and the power of culture. The conference provided a high level and in-depth examination of many of the problems that have been encountered in Europe due to a narrow vision of human freedom and speakers also examined the dangers of moral relativism and the implications of the attitude of compromise and political correctness that is widespread in Europe today. 


 

The conference has stirred a lot of interest in Poland and support from many institutions and individuals.  The European Regional Office will now be working with WYA Members in Poland to secure a strong National Committee and long-term partnerships with Universities there.