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  • 8 October 2018

    “I am glad that this event is taking place in the European Parliament’s Information Office in Athens, as the European Parliament and national parliaments play a key role in the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms,” said MFA’s deputy head Piotr Wawrzyk who inaugurated a human rights workshop for Polish and Greek young people in the Greek capital.

    The workshop was organised at the initiative of the Polish Embassy in Athens and run by Professor Michał Balcerzak from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun. It was also attended by representatives of Greek authorities and academic institutions that specialise in human and children’s’ rights.

     

    Deputy Minister Wawrzyk also opened an exhibition dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Poland’s accession to the European Convention on Human Rights in the European Parliament’s Information Office.

     

    He also met with pupils attending the Zygmunt Mineyko School Complex in Athens and awarded prizes to winners of a knowledge contest about Irena Sendler. “European states drafted the Convention following their World War II experiences and to honour people who saved the lives of people who were most at risk. Irena Sendler dedicated her life to fighting for human rights, specifically the rights of the most vulnerable, children,” underscored Deputy Minister Wawrzyk. “Thanks to people like Irena Sendler it is now possible to give substance to the rights and freedoms provided for in the European Human Rights Convention,” he added.

     

    At the Polish Embassy in Athens Deputy Minister Wawrzyk also met with Poles living in this country and with his counterpart Terens – Nikolaos Quick during his visit to Greece.

     

    The visit to Athens was part of an official programme of celebrations of the 25th anniversary of Poland’s accession to the European Convention on Human Rights, organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

     

    MFA Press Office

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