Our centre is located in Brussels at the crossroad of diverse cultures and languages, a truly multicultural environment. For the past fifteen years, we have been in permanent contact with a wide array of nationalities and views and shared common values and concerns. The Polish Cultural Centre “Ignacy Jan Paderewski” is a non-profit non-governmental organisation. We warmly welcome you to make use of our cultural premises and facilities: a beautiful concert hall, a conference hall, a restaurant, a bar and several hotel rooms. If you decide to visit or stay at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Centre, we guarantee you a unique experience, an opportunity to be a part of a community deeply engaged in the promotion of culture. Not only the Polish culture but every single culture, because that is exactly our source of passion and love. Director – Zenon Lupina. Letter from the Director.
The main mission of Polish Cultural Centre is to promote Polish culture abroad and to create a platform for cooperation between all actors interested in integrating Brussels’ diverse cultural scene. All our activities have one goal in common, to show the richness of Polish culture and national identity. We believe that sharing our culture and traditions is essential for a better understanding of our people. We will do our best to enhance the “Poland Brand” in a way to generate a positive image for our country as well as its precious values and customs. Our cultural centre should and will be a meeting point and a hub for deeply committed and passionate cultural activists willing to engage in artistic and cultural projects.
Over the last fifteen years, we were honoured to receive a great number of important Polish scientific, political and cultural figures, such as: Andrzej Dulęba Andrzej Krzeczunowicz Andrzej Sikorowski Andrzej Wajda Halina Frąckowiak Jacek Saryusz-Wolski Jan Wojciech Piekarski Janusz Szpyt- Jerzy Hoffman Jerzy Michaluk Jerzy Patz Jolanta Kwaśniewska Waldemar Pawlak
The idea of founding a Polish Cultural Centre in Brussels, home to thousands and thousands of Poles, came up in September 1997. Thanks to the Polish Catholic Mission and other great people, it was finally possible to make the dream come true. Over the past fifteen years, we managed to organise exciting events, together with a significant number of friends and volunteers, including concerts, exhibitions and high-level conferences, seminars and meetings.