What is Congress?
Congress is an annual 2-day conference of Polish students in the UK uniting more than 400 members of Polish student societies from over 30 British universities.
The 2019 edition takes place in Oxford, 15-16 February 2019, being organised for the third time by Oxford University Polish Society.
The idea of Congress was initiated in 2007 by Mr. Zbigniew Pelczynski - a politics tutor at Balliol and a fellow at Pembroke College. The first edition took place in Oxford, and has been since organised by a different society every year.
Congress is based on five main activities:
Keynote speaker addresses to shape the debate among Polish students in the UK
Panel debates with representatives of Polish politics, business and culture
Workshops with Polish young professionals to provide career opportunities
Networking sessions to create a community of Polish students in the UK
Social events that gather students and Polish professionals
Intergenerational integration between students and alumni of Polish societies
and support for the future
of Polish students in the UK
Facilitating access to Polish talents in the UK for business in Poland and UK
Integration of students
and establishment of network between the societies