Adam Mickiewicz Institute director Paweł Potoroczyn receives the Adam Mickiewicz Award from the Committee for the Advancement of German-French-Polish Cooperation in Weimar on the 21st of August, 2011. The Adam Mickiewicz award has been awarded since 2006 to individuals and institutions for strengthening cooperation and understanding among the people of the nations within the Weimar Triangle.
Adam Mickiewicz Institute director Paweł Potoroczyn. Source: AMI
Adam Mickiewicz Institute director Paweł Potoroczyn receives the Adam Mickiewicz Award from the Committee for the Advancement of German-French-Polish Cooperation in Weimar on the 21st of August, 2011
The Adam Mickiewicz Award has been awarded since 2006 to individuals and institutions for strengthening cooperation and understanding among the people of the nations within the Weimar Triangle. The Institute's director Paweł Potoroczyn has arrived in Weimar to accept the award in person at the gala on August 29, 2011. The winners were originally announced in February of this year.
The ceremony also commemorates the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Weimar Triangle. A meeting of the laureates with youths from Germany, France and Poland is also planned for that afternoon, under the heading "Dialogue Among Generations". Past laureates have been Foreign Ministers of the three nations (Krzysztof Skubiszewski, Hans-Dietrich Genscher and Roland Dumas), as well as such figures as Władysław Bartoszewski and Zdzisław Najder.
Over the past decade, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute has realised projects aimed at promoting Polish culture abroad in 26 countries, including Great Britain, Russia, Israel, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Austria, Sweden, France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia, as well as the Americas, Asia and North Africa. It has presented over 3,000 cultural events for over 18 million spectators on three continents.
In 2011, the institute's agenda is focused on the cultural programme of the Polish Presidency of the EU Council. The programme encompasses 400 cultural events in 10 capitals: Brussels, Paris, London, Berlin and Madrid, along with Mińsk, Moscow, Kiev, Peking and Toyko.
The “Weimar Triangle” was set up to promote economic, military and cultural cooperation between Poland, Germany and France. The pact, signed in 1991 – following the fall of communism – was partly aimed at helping Poland overcome the difficulties or a newly democratic society.
The symbolic patron of this Franco-German-Polish Cooperation award is Poland's national poet Adam Mickiewicz (born 1798 in Zaosie, died 1855 in Constantinople). Mickiewicz's literary works, particularly “Pan Tadeusz”, have played an important role in the literary history of Germany and France.
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