Krasiczyn - events (photo report)

A number of events took place between the 22nd and the 25th of November at the School of Leaders in Krasiczyn. 

"Poland and Hungary across history - the Hungarian perspective" lecture was delivered by professor István Kovács on Friday (23 XI) at 9:00 am. 

From the left: Maciej Szymanowski, Institute director and professor István Kovács

"Political transformation in Hungary and in Poland. Successes and failures" panel discussion, with dir. Dávid Szabó of the Századvég institute and ed. Łukasz Jankowski from Wnet Radio got underway on Friday at 11:00 am. It was chaired by dir. Maciej Szymanowski. 

On Saturday (24 XI) at 9:00 am, the book "Jihad and the West's self" was discussed together with Paweł Lisicki, the author. 

School of Leaders participants were present in numbers at all the events. 

On Friday evening the participants departed for Przemyśl. Two groups went sightseeing to the Przemyśl Fortress which is only reachable on foot. 

Polish and Hungarian flags hang from the fortress itself on a daily basis. The participants visited the underground sections of the fortress. 

There were also some emotional moments for the youths. Youths visited graves of Hungarians fallen during World War I. Here candles were lit, the Polish and the Hungarian national anthems were sung and professor Kovács spoke.  

Candles were lit by the commemorative plaque at the World War I Austrian soldiers' cemetery. Poles and Hungarians were also amongst these. 

The Polish - Hungarian School of Leaders ended on Sunday (25 XI) with a Holy Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist. Marek Kuchciński, Speaker of the lower house of the Polish Parliament (Sejm), also attended the Mass. 

 

The Holy Mass was the last event of the Polish - Hungarian School of Leaders, organised by the Wacław Felczak Polish-Hungarian Cooperation Institute. 

See you next year!