Poland & Ukraine


Poland is a large country situated exactly in the middle of Europe - the ninth largest one, inhabited by 38 millions of citizens. It is a country with over 1000 years of tradition and a fatherland of such great people as Mikołaj Kopernik, Fryderyk Chopin, John Paul II and Maria Skłodowska - Curie.

The famous director and the Oscar winner Roman Polański as well as the great contemporary philosopher Leszek Kołakowski also come from Poland. People all over the world are familiar with the names of Polish sportsmen, such as the boxer Tomasz Adamek, the F1 driver Robert Kubica, the ski jumper Adam Małysz or the football player Zbigniew Boniek.

Poland is a country, which used to be one of the most powerful European states and then disappeared from the map of the world, to emerge from the non-existence after more than a hundred years of occupation. It is the country of brave people, who were the first ones to fight against Hitler and begun the fall of the communism. It is the country that have preserved its heritage and unique beauty, even though many times it was devastated by the invaders. The present-day Poland is a democratic state, which is the member of NATO since 2001 and the Member State of the European Union since 2004.

Poland has a lot to offer - picturesque, wild nature, great monuments, interesting cultural events and many entertainment opportunities. The visitors may count on the openness and selfless hospitality of Polish people. The old Polish proverb says: „Gość w dom - Bóg w dom" (The guest comes home - the God comes home" - so everyone is invited to visit Poland.

In 2012 Poland and Ukraine will be hosting the European Football Championships together. There are fields in which the representatives of both countries can cooperate very well, like the Polish band Voo Voo and the Ukrainian group Haydamaky.



We wish the EURO 2012 organizers an equally fruitful cooperation. 




Project "Euro 2012" is addressed to participants, visitors and football fans coming to the European Football Championship, which will be hosted by Poland and Ukraine in the summer 2012.

Apart from logistical support (accommodation, travel, stay) the participants will need practical language guide and cultural information package, helping them to participate in Euro 2012 and move in hosting countries without communicative barriers.

The aim of the project will be to develop comprehensive didactic materials related to Polish and Ukrainian languages and culture: on-line language courses and practical information guide tending to present their specific features.

EURO 2012