From 1 July to 31 December 2011 Poland holds the Presidency in the Council of the European Union
If you are looking for more detailed information about the preparations to the Polish Presidency of the EU Council, visit the web portal www.prezydencjaue.gov.pl. Follow the course of Polish Presidency on the website PL2011.eu.
In connection to the Polish Presidency of the EU Council, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage has a twofold task.
For the needs of the Presidency the so called Presidency Corps has been created. The Corps includes 15 persons from Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. The Presidency Corps of the Ministry supports 3 working parties in 2 configurations of the EU Council.
of the EU Council
|The working party||Field||
of the Ministry
|Chairperson of the working party during Polish Presidency|
|Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council||
Cultural Affairs Committee
||Culture||Department of International Relations||Karolina Zielińska|
Audiovisual Working Party
Intellectual Property and Media Department
on Intellectual Property
(subgroups on the copyright and protection of intellectual property rights)
More detailed information about the Ministry’s priorities within competences of each working party of the EU Council is available on the subpage Priorities.
During the Polish Presidency the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, despite of its daily work on preparing and conducting the working parties organizes also a few important events, e.g.:
Besides, over a dozen of conferences and expert meetings are organized by cultural institutions liable to the Ministry.
A detailed agenda of events and meetings is available on the subpage Events.
The cultural programme is an integral part of the programme of each Presidency and is an important element of its performing. Cultural events are addressed to wide audience within the state and abroad. They also accompany official meetings of the Presidency. The cultural programme - as a ‘visit card’ of Presidency – is an opportunity for building the image and promoting the state which holds the Presidency.
The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, responsible for coordination of cultural programme of Polish Presidency, has designated two institutions for preparation and conducting the task.
The National Audiovisual Institute is responsible for the concept and execution of the National Cultural Programme of Polish Presidency 2011.
The Adam Mickiewicz Institute, involved in promoting Polish culture abroad for many years, has developed and carries out the Foreign Cultural Program me of Polish Presidency 2011.
The Spokesperson of Polish Presidency in the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage is
More detailed contact data on the subpage Contact.
All further information are available on subpages (see menu above or below), inluding the subpage Documents and links.