The seminar «Economic Cooperation of Poland with Ukraine», held by the Section of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute Students, was held on May 24-26, 2019 in Katowice. The direct organizers of the seminar were Irena and Pavlo Vekhetskyi and Eugeniusz Turyk. Head of the Section, Honorary Doctor of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute Janusz Fuksa opened the meeting, welcoming guests and participants. Seminar delegate from the Kyiv Polytechnic Olha Vakhrina delivered a presentation on cooperation between Kyiv and Poznan Polytechnics, after which the audience watched a film about the achievements of our university.
The report on Ukraine’s economy was presented by Pavlo Vekhetskyi, confirming the gradual improvement of most of the country’s major economic indicators. Janusz Fuksa informed about the development of Polish foreign trade, including trade volumes with Ukraine, acknowledging their increase. He also provided information on the activities of the Section during the year. The participants received the 35th volume of «Memories from Kyiv» entitled «Kiev Museums». In the evening, there was an informal communication at the hotel.
The next day, May 25, after the meeting, the participants visited the city center, admiring the new buildings of the Silesian Museum (located in a new complex on the territory of the old coal mine; collections of Polish painting, art and documentary photography, posters, ethnographic exhibits were presented here), International congress center (distinguished by grass covered roof, black mesh facade and stylish glazed entrance), Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. Then they moved to Nikishovets and strolled through the historic mining village, saw homes for working families – «familoks». During the festive dinner, the graduates reminisce about years of study in Ukraine. Finally, on the third day, the participants of the seminar visited the city of Zabrze (the center of the metallurgical, glass and food industries), where they visited the ancient Guido mine and coal mining museum.