15 years ago – May 1, 2004 – Poland joined the European Union. Political, cultural and economic cooperation within the EU, crossing borders without passports, modernization of infrastructure – these are just some of the things that prove that the last couple of years were really good for Poland.  

15 years is great time to enjoy this success together! 


Let’s celebrate together! 

On May weekend 2019 we invite you to four extraordinary cultural events. The biggest Polish stars will perform. We will remind you of the biggest radio hits from 2004 to 2019 in new arrangements. Together we will sing Oda do radości. We will also present - for the first time in Warsaw – joint concert of JIMKA and NOSPR. During the outdoor events outstanding dancers and acrobats will show their skills. We will provide educational games for the whole family.  

Poland in the EU 

Our presence in the European Union has different dimensions, depending on a generation: for people born in the 21st century the possibility of traveling around the world and owning a passport is something obvious. For people born in the 80s and 90s – a moment which separates the present day from the past. For people born before 1980, who remember the times of the People’s Republic of Poland really well – it is a huge civilizational leap, fulfillment of aspirations of living in a civilized country and also an answer to the question about Poland’s place in the world. 

From those individual stories of experiencing our presence in the European Union it is culture that can build shared memory and teach us how to celebrate those 15 years together. This is why the National Centre for Culture Poland has prepared a series of cultural events related to this anniversary.  


Plenipotentiary of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage for cultural events related to the celebrations of the 15th anniversary of Poland’s accession to the European Union, Prof. Rafał Wiśniewski, Director of the National Centre for Culture Poland 


 National Centre for Culture Poland 


Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego
Totalizator Sportowy


Polish Television, Polish Radio, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Ministry of Investment and Economic Development, Grand Theatre – Polish National Opera, the Royal Łazienki Museum