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fot. A. Szulc / Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich

Polish-Israeli Youth Exchange (PIYE) 2018

Polish-Israeli Youth Exchange (PIYE) is the oldest educational program run by POLIN Museum and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland. It is addressed to young Poles and Israelis, and aimed at creating a safe space to hold Polish-Jewish dialogue and a debate on multiculturalism.


It also aims to motivate to be active, to form partnership and to contribute to educating future leaders – ambassadors of the POLIN Museum mission. In 2018, we will organize the 13th edition of the program, this time in an entirely new formula.

To whom PIYE 2018 is addressed

We invite young people (aged 20-35) who are educators, students, activists interested in multiculturalism, history of Polish-Jewish relations or Polish Jewish dialogue, or people who work for NGOs and institutions of culture or education to participate in this year’s program. We also invite people full of ideas who would like to start acting to promote dialogue, mobilization and change of attitudes.

Program’s new formula and goal

The program involves exchange of experiences, meetings with inspiring personalities, working on enhancing leader’s competences, discussing ideas, seeking solutions. The program aims to promote the participants’ leadership skills, to introduce them to good practices and to help them develop ideas for projects focused on intercultural relations and the history of Polish-Jewish relations.

The program is realized partially in Poland and in Israel, which helps the participants understand better both perspectives, verify their ideas and develop new standards in tackling issues of intercultural relations or the memory and history of Polish-Jewish relations.

How the PIYE program is organized:

The program is divided into two parts: the first one will take place in Poland on 4-8 July 2018, the second one in Israel on 8-12 October 2018. While in Poland, the participants will get acquainted with the POLIN Museum core exhibition and the temporary exhibition Estranged: March ’68 and Its Aftermath; they will tour the neighborhood, i.e. the Muranów quarter, take part in leadership workshop and in meetings with representatives of organizations and institutions engaged in multiculturalism and Polish-Jewish dialogue.

The program in Israel also involves participation in workshops and meetings with representatives of various institutions, however it will be developed in more detail after the Polish leg has taken place in order to meet the participants’ expectations better. Each part will last whole five working days. For the outline of the program, please click HERE >>

Participation cost

  • The organizer covers the cost of accommodation, board and up to 700 PLN reimbursement of the airfare. We do not reimburse the cost of local and domestic transport. The participants are also responsible for covering the insurance cost.

Program’s schedule in Poland:

  • Filling out the submission form available HERE >> no later than 22 April.
  • Between 23 and 27 April we shall contact the shortlisted candidates and invite them for interviews.
  • The interviews will take place between 7 and 11 May at POLIN Museum.

Program’s schedule in Israel:

  • Filling out the submission form available HERE >> no later than 22 April.
  • Between 23 and 27 April we shall contact the shortlisted candidates and invite them for interviews.
  • The interviews will take place between 29 April and 4 May at the Polish Institute in Tel Aviv or at some other location chosen by the organizer.

Program’s dates:

  • Poland: 4-8 July 2018
  • Israel: 8-12 October 2018

 

Rules and regulations PIYE 2018 [PL / EN] >>

 

The program is realized by POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland. The Beit-HaGefen Arab-Jewish Culture Center in Haifa is the program’s partner. The program is financed with the support of Donors – Mr Tomek Ulatowski and Mr Ygal Ozechov.