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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • CULTURAL COOPERATION

  • 9 October 2017

    The first Congress of Polish Women was attended by more than one hundred Polish women living in Denmark and was the culmination of a project initiated at the beginning of 2017 under the headline: ‘Be yourself as a migrant’.

    The first Congress of Polish Women was the culmination of a project initiated at the beginning of 2017 by Katarzyna Brzychcy i Magdalena Antosiak under the headline: ‘Be yourself as a migrant’. Within this framework both ladies have organized monthly workshops aimed at motivating Polish women as part of a Polish Women’s Club. The latter being the first initiative of its kind in Denmark designed for and by female migrants who faced the challenges of migrant life and struggled with the lack of perspectives for personal and professional development, being often forced to work below their qualifications. The Polish Women’s Club has become a place for mutual inspiration and vivid networking. The authors of the project being themselves migrants have supported other women in finding their new identity while living abroad.

     

    The first Congress of Polish Women was attended by more than one hundred Polish women living in Denmark. Women, who have succeeded in the Danish labor marked, shared their experience and knowledge. Mrs. Dominika Prokop, who is working as attorney in Copenhagen, advised on the legal challenges Polish women in Denmark are confronted with, and Mrs. Monika Żak of Odense presented the possibilities of engagement in social and cultural work in the local international community. The concept of professional motivation was discussed by Mrs. Renata Pedersen, whereas Mrs. Beatrice Bertlay held a seminar entitled “Work smart not hard”.

     

    Inaugurating the conference ambassador Henryka Mościcka-Dendys stressed that “Every Polish woman in Denmark is an ambassador of our country. The Polish Women’s Club is therefore an important initiative helping women to realize and explore their full potential. At the same time it helps integrate women across generations and across different waves of Polish emigration to Denmark. I believe it is only the beginning of a new tradition of sharing experience and networking. I wish you good luck and I will look forward to the next edition of this congress.”

     

    The project Festival ‘Be yourself as a migrant’ was organized with support of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of cooperation with the Polish diaspora programme.

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