Lublin and our Lubelskie Province are the unique spots on the map of Poland and Europe. It is worth finding out by coming here. This is a place for the meetings of cultures of the East and West, coexistence of the Polish and Jewish cultures, a business and science friendly environment and a land full of places for recreation.

I kindly invite you to participate in the Polish-American Congress to experience 1000 years of our history and 100 years of Independence, to learn and feel from Poles the same longing for freedom, which built the United States of America. The Congress in Lublin will be the next event on the map of Polish and U.S. history.

Przemysław Czarnek
the Governor of the Lubelskie Province

The Polish-American Congress „100 years of Common Heritage” is a perfect occasion for meeting at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, which celebrates its anniversary – 100 years in the service of God and Homeland.

I invite my friends from the USA: representatives of business, science and culture. For many years KUL has used the help of Polish Community in the United States, cooperated with scientific and cultural centers. Today we would like to present the results of this cooperation and declare the openness in the area of commercialization of knowledge, good practices, innovative undertakings or exchange of students and academic staff. 

Let KUL as the first university in independent Poland be a place of celebration of the common history of the USA and Poland.

Rev. Prof. Antoni Dębiński,
Rector of KUL

CONGRESS AIMS

The Congress aims at developing and fostering relations between Polish and American scientists, artists and businesspeople, which are based on common history.

100 YEARS…

The Congress is organized by the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin and Lubelskie Province Governor’s Office in Lublin on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Poland’s regaining independence as well as establishing diplomatic relations with the United States in 1919. The Congress take place at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, which also celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.

PARTNERING TO WIN IN THE NEXT 100 YEARS

Companies from the United States are among the top foreign investors in Poland. Estimates of the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland show that the value of American investments reached PLN 130 billion after the first quarter of 2018. In 2016, goods with a total value of PLN 23.4 billion went to Poland, while Poland exported PLN 20 billion worth of products to the USA. Companies with American capital are among major foreign employers in Poland. In 2015, they had a workforce of more than 210 thousand people. Intensive cooperation with schools and universities. The most popular form of this cooperation is to offer internships to students. American companies also create their own dedicated educational programs to help young people enter the labor market or involve them in social projects. From the perspective of innovation in Poland, it is important that joint R&D projects are carried out by industry and universities.