Join us this year at PTPI’s European Conference in Katowice- Poland (September 6-9).
Our Student Chapter in Katowice hosted the European Conference in 2011. One hundred nineteen participants came from thirteen countries. The students from Katowice are again excited to welcome PTPI friends from all over the world. While you enjoy their hospitality, exciting program, delicious food and unique culture, you will also have a chance to reconnect with PTPI friends from all across Europe and beyond.
We are pleased that making connections with people from around the world is important to our members, and their friends. PTPI Regions offer a range of conferences that are inclusive of all ages. Join us, as we experience different cultures, make connections, learn something new, and gain valuable intercultural skills.
At People to People International we have always believed in replacing cultural barriers with cultural understanding.
Why visit Katowice?
Katowice is the capital of a historical region known as Upper Silesia and the main city of the current Silesian Province. Katowice itself has around 308,000 inhabitants, one part of a 3-million agglomeration of several towns and cities. The region is the most densely populated and urbanised area in Poland.
Apart from being the principle science and educational centre of the region, this lively city with its tall buildings comparable to Warsaw in number, offers a wide range of entertainment that can compensate for the rarity of sights. Most buildings reflect the architecture of the communist period, though there are several remnants of its 19th century impressiveness and numerous examples of modern architecture from 1920s and 1930s. Many buildings’ design was influenced by Bauhaus and De Stijl, as well as Le Corbusier’s ideas.
There are also two unique districts of Katowice, which are really worth a visit: a historical worker’s area Nikiszowiec and Giszowiec, designed as garden-town. One characteristic landmark of the city is Spodek a great hall used for many purposes, including the biggest rock concerts in Poland.
PTPI Membership – We belong to something good
“If we can get people talking to each other, I am certain that most of the world’s troubles would be over”
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Founder, People to People International Inc
34th President of the United States