The concept and the history of the Program
What is the Polin Meeting Point school and why is it worth attending?
The Polin Meeting Point – Summer Education School is an intensive two-week educational programme that offers young people from Poland, Israel and Germany the possibility to meet in an international group and take part in a series of lectures, workshops and discussions.
Every year, we ask important questions connected with the common history of the countries invited to take part in the programme as we try to make the participants sensitive to diverse perspectives. While not avoiding difficult issues, we are trying to look into the future and seek ways of building understanding and dialogue.
We want to discuss the difficult history and build a common future while remembering the past.
The achievements of the last two editions of the Polin Meeting Point – Summer Education School:
- 173 students from Poland, Israel, Germany and Ukraine graduated;
- we realized over 240 educational events with the participation of an international group of experts and experts;
- 250 people took part in 3 open meetings for the audience;
- we have started cooperation with 6 academic partners from Poland, Israel, Germany.
The program sets a few sustainable goals:
- initiating intercultural dialogue through discussions on the common history and future challenges;
- strengthening the participants' intercultural competence through workshops and integration activities;
- counteracting prejudice through the anti-discrimination workshops;
- taking up issues connected with the difficult history through common activities to promote the attitudes of openness and tolerance;
- spreading the conviction that the experiences and conclusions from the history of Polish Jews are valid and important in the perception of history as a source of creating attitudes of tolerance.
The implementation of the project is possible due to the support of the Nissenbaum Family Foundation and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland.