Human Rights

Minorities in everyday life – towards multiculturalism

About project:

Minorities in everyday life – towards multiculturalism is a continuation of the program implemented since 1999. The “Everyday Minorities” project includes cyclical seminars attended by a permanent group of participants from all over Poland and lecturers – experts in the culture, history, language of a given minority and, above all, representatives of this minority. The guests of the program’s sessions so far were Polish: Greeks, Armenians, Ukrainians, Slovaks, Roma, Tatars, Germans, Lemkos, Karaites, Belarusians, Czechs, Russians, Jews, Hungarians and Lithuanians. The aim of the new edition is to draw attention to the appearance in Poland, as a result of intensifying migration processes, of the so-called “new” minorities – Armenians, Turkish Vietnamese, Kurds. The project promotes the idea of a society open to multiculturalism.

The program includes lectures on the culture and geopolitical situation in the countries of origin of the new minorities, as well as their life in Poland and problems related to immigration status. The practical part of the program is carried out in the form of workshops aimed at raising awareness of the need to provide reliable knowledge about national minorities living in Poland and showing the possibilities of disseminating this knowledge through intercultural education, the press and integration programs at the local level.


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– PKO Bank Polski,
– The city of Krakow,
– Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Poland
– Marshal’s Office of the Małopolska Voivodeship
– Batory Foundation (until 2002)
– Honorary patronage: Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland

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