On September 28–30, 2021 in Berdyansk and Mariupol the Polish Science Festival in Ukraine took place. It was organized in the frame of “Social responsibility of science – Popularization of science and promotion of sport” program funded by the Ministry of Education and Science. The organizer of the international project and the winner of the Ministry’s competition is dr hab. Helena Krasowska, professor at the Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences.
The Polish Science Festival is an international event that aims at popularizing Polish science and culture in terms of knowledge about social phenomena, culture and history related to the promotion of Poland. During the practical workshops, innovative methods of teaching Polish as a foreign language were presented. They are aimed to promote Polish language in the Zaporizhia region. The invited lecturers presented the impact of teaching Polish on the development of the local community in Berdyansk and the region, showing how the acquisition of the Polish language determines the international exchange between Poland and Ukraine.
The organizers include the Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Berdyansk University of Management and Business, Mariupol State University, Centre for East European Studies at the University of Warsaw, Polish Cultural and Educational Society “Rebirth”.
We highly recommend the lectures by two scholars from the Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, which they presented at Warszawski Festiwal Nauki [Warsaw Science Festival] and which are now available for viewing online.