North and South Programme

The North and South Programme was established in January 2017 as a continuation of the Baltic project operated by the Institute in 2015-2016.

The objective of the North and South Programme is to develop collaboration and cultural exchange and to promote Poland through culture in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Northern Europe, the former Yugoslavia and the Balkans. A special focus of the programme is to support the presence of Polish culture in the Visegrad Group countries and the Baltic states.

Following the historic enlargement of NATO and EU, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe have faced new challenges: they had to enhance regional collaboration, in particular along the North-South axis, and develop and strengthen international relations in many areas, including culture. A vision of Poland as a link between the Baltic States and, more broadly, Norther Europe, on the one hand, and the broadly understood Central European macroregion, on the other hand, inspires the Institute to initiate and develop cultural co-operation within this geographic region in order to promote a positive image of Poland and foster the common civilisational heritage of the region.

The North and South Programme will be implemented in synergy with the international component of the Niepodległa Programme, which aims among others to create a Central European space of culture. 1918 is an iconic date to Poland as well as many other countries in the region. While respecting the sensitivity and different historical perspectives of the countries and nations of Central and Eastern Europe and Northern Europe, the North and South Programme will promote the Polish vision of history, present the best of Polish culture in the last century, and invite foreign partners to celebrate independence together.

Aneta Prasał-Wiśniewska

North and South Programme Manager

phone: +48 22 44 76 182

News

  • 16Jan'19 - 28Feb'19

    Human Trace: People from the Porcelain Factory Goes to Budapest

    Taking a closer look at the human side of the porcelain production process. The People from the Porcelain Factory exhibition will be on display at the Galeria Platán at the Polish Institute in Budapest. More #design
  • 29Oct'18 - 30Oct'18

    Mickiewicz’s Forefathers’ Eve Opens in Vilnius

    Adam Mickiewicz's 'Forefathers' Eve' directed by Eimuntas Nekrošius to be performed at the SIRENOS International Theatre Festival in Vilnius in honour of the centenary of Poland regaining its independence. More #performing arts
  • 15Jun'18 - 24Jun'18
    Scene from Zew Cthulhu at the Nowy Theatre in Warsaw, photo: Kobas Laksa

    Polish Theatre Days in Klaipėda

    Three Polish plays will be presented during the Second International Theatre Festival TheATRIUM 2018 in Klaipėda, Lithuania. The performances by theatres from Warsaw, Kraków and Poznań all premiered in 2017. More #performing arts
  • 17May'18 - 30Sep'18
    Production of 'Human Trace' tableware, Polskie Fabryki Porcelany Ćmielów i Chodzież S.A., photo: Arkadiusz Szwed

    Human Trace: People From The Porcelain Factory Goes To Ljubljana

    Taking a closer look at the human side of the porcelain production process. The People From The Porcelain Factory exhibition will be on display at the International Ceramics Triennial UNICUM 2018 in Ljubljana.   More #design
  • 26Jan'18 - 15Apr'18
    Michalina Bigaj,

    100 Years of Polish Sculpture Showcased in Riga

    The Artistry exhibition at the Art Museum Riga Bourse will showcase a selection of the best of Polish sculptures from the 20th century, courtesy of the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko. Several dozen sculptures, installations and videos will be made available to the public in Riga. More #visual arts

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Published at: 2017.02.06 16:48
Updated at: 2019.06.14 15:53
Author: Karolina Babij
Written by: Karolina Babij