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Conclusion of educational programmes

Another edition of the Geremek Foundation educational programmes ended on 14th  June 2014. The Royal Łazienki Park hosted teachers and pupils, who over the past year had  taken part in workshops on Poland’s recent history and discussions on current global and European problems.

Over 150 persons attended the closing of the programmes “Poland in the 20th Century” and  “Through Modernity to History”,  as well as anti-discrimination workshops.

Every second Saturday, from the autumn till spring, pupils of Warsaw middle schools  visited the Geremek Foundation to discuss such topics as   the consequences of the Arab Spring, the growing role of China in the world or the post-colonial heritage of Africa. Students of secondary schools focused on Europe’s cultural diversity, the crisis in Greece and the new identity of the French Republic.

Secondary school seniors participated in anti-discrimination workshops.  

The youngsters had  meetings with two guests invited by the Geremek Foundation: Angelika Kuźniak, author of  the book “Papusza”,  and Prof. Wiktor Osiatyński  - expert on the constitution and  human rights .

This year the closing ceremony brought together participants of  Warsaw and national programmes. Teachers and secondary school students from Wschowa, Dzierżoniów, Opole, Bialystok, Rymanowa and several other towns  represented the “Poland in the 20th Century” programme.  During 4 weekend conventions they had participated in a variety of activities, including workshops  on the language of propaganda in the Polish People’s Republic, contemporary media language, and counter-culture in the Polish People’s Republic. They also toured the Museum of Polish Jews and took part in the Big Book Festival. In the evenings,  they enjoyed the cultural life of the capital.