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Inauguration session of the Museum of the Second World War Youth Council

Thu, 10/22/2020 - 09:45

Museum of the Second World War Youth Council is a body that will fulfil a consultancy function for our institution. One of the goals of the project is to disseminate knowledge of history among youths and to promote participation in culture and public life.

Due to the prevailing epidemiological situation, the meeting was held in the form of a video-conference. During the session, Council Members talked about themselves and their interests. They also mentioned why they decided to run for the Museum Youth Council and presented ideas for their first term.

One important part of the meeting was the swear-in of Council Members and the vote to select the MYC President - Mikołaj Sobański-Jóźwiak was elected by absolute majority.

- It is a great honour, but also a great challenge. I have some experience in social, organisational, and marketing activities. I know I can do a good job as President. As I said during the session, I will try to promote the Council and its activities during this first term in office through the effectiveness of our initiatives - the newly elected MYC President said shortly after the vote.

The video-conference was concluded by meeting with Councilman Piotr Mazurek, Undersecretary of State with the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland and Government Plenipotentiary for youth policies.


Members of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk Youth Council (first term of office):

•             Filip Drygalski

•             Maja Hnatów

•             Michał Kurdziel

•             Maksymilian Lewandowski

•             Julia Mazurek

•             Liwia Pabin

•             Paweł Raro

•             Jan Siluk

•             Mikołaj Sobański-Jóźwiak

•             Mikołaj Tablewski

•             Jakub Tkaczewski

•             Iwo Ulański

•             Olga Wiśniewska

•             Antoni Wyligała


Council Members’ prerogatives include: submitting motions and opinions concerning current activities of the Museum and active participation in the Museum’s projects. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to co-organise cultural events or educational contests and pursue other projects of their own. Council Member tasks include cooperation with individual departments of the Museum, student councils, and youth organisations.

The Youth Council is to play a bigger role than just a consultant body to the Museum. One of the goals of the project is to disseminate knowledge of history among youths and to promote their participation in culture and public life. The Museum of the Second World War wants the elected Council Members to shape historical awareness with their peers and auditorium and create the need to cultivate patriotic traditions.

The Museum of the Second World War Youth Council is composed of 14 Members. The first term Council Members include 7 persons selected from among pupils and volunteers working with the Museum and 7 persons selected through a contest. Council Meeting should be held no less than twice per school semester.