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The Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe invites students and volunteers from Poland and Germany interested in topics of reconciliation, Polish-German relations and the culture of remembrance to the fourth edition of the seminar "Remembrance, Understanding, Future".

The project is organized by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the German Embassy in Warsaw and the Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe in cooperation with the Regional Representation of the European Commission in Wrocław. The seminar will take place in Krzyżowa and Wrocław from 17 to 23 May 2019.

The event will be attended by students, volunteers and NGO employees from Poland, Germany and the Western Balkans. The aim of the seminar is to reflect on the process of Polish-German reconciliation, which can be an inspiration for other nations trying to find understanding despite the difficult past.

Centers providing education on sustainable development and adaptation to climate change should, in order to be credible, lead by example and implement pro-environmental solutions. This cannot be done without conscious, educated and motivated teams – writes Ania Dańkowska in an article for the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

Ecological education is an important element of the Krzyżowa Foundation's activity. From April to November this year, we made additional efforts to ensure that our activities are fully compliant with the principles of sustainable development. We wanted to involve the whole team in the process of shaping the changes.

On December 6, at the Faculty of Law of the University of Wrocław, a discussion "1989-2019. 30 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain" took place with the participation of witnesses of history: Elżbieta Sienkiewicz-Romańska, Władysław Frasyniuk, Rafał Bubnicki. The debate was moderated by Katarzyna Kaczorowska. The event was addressed to high school students.

- If we find a moment and look at the profiles of our family and friends in social media, we will see that we live well. Probably the best in our history. But that's why we started to forget - or to put it simply: we don't know our recent past. Thus, we should recognize that we have probably stopped drawing conclusions from painful experiences - not preparing ourselves for what may come. - Dr. Tomasz Skonieczny, Deputy Head of the European Academy of the Krzyżowa Foundation, explains the necessity of organizing such meetings.

A workshop on sustainable food is over! Franek, Jagna and Natasza from Montessori Private Elementary School under the supervision of our educators conducted 10 meetings for their peers from the school. They became guides to the:

  • the food system,
  • the resources needed to produce food,
  • the subject of food wastage
  • and ways to counteract it.


The speakers encouraged colleagues to actively work for fair and good food. The group cooked together with the leftovers at the zero-food kitchen workshop in Krzyżowa and visited the organic farm Ekolomia in Stoszów.

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