AIMS & Activities

AIPA is committed to expanding all aspects of Polish-Australian relations: political, cultural, economic and social.

The major aims of the Institute are:

  • to promote knowledge about Poland in Australia
  • to foster the development of Polish-Australian relations
  • to monitor and promote information on Poland and Polish-Australian affairs
  • to organize public lectures, conferences and commemorative meetings
  • to take a public stand on matters concerning Poland and Polish-Australian affairs
  • to network with academic, political, commercial and cultural organizations in Poland and Australia
  • to expand Polish-Jewish dialogue, improve Polish-Jewish relations, and foster Polish-Jewish collaboration in Australia. This is important because Australia is home to the world’s largest community of Polish-born Holocaust survivors. Many of AIPA’s guests, such as Jan Nowak-Jeziorański, Jan Karski and Daniel Grinberg (Director of the Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw) have helped open up a dialogue between the Polish and Jewish communities.

The Institute collaborates with leading academic and other institutions in Australia who have recognized the contribution made by AIPA’s activities to the wider Australian community and supported its events. These institutions and organizations include:

The Australian National University, the University of Melbourne, the University of Tasmania, Latrobe University, Monash University, the Jewish Holocaust Museum, the Melbourne Writers’ Festival, the Institute of Public Affairs, the Sydney Institute, the Centre for Independent Studies, and the Australian Institute of International Affairs.

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AIPA’s principal functions are performed on a voluntary basis, and its main source of income derives from membership fees. To become a member of our Institute your nomination must be proposed and seconded by two current AIPA members. Please contact us for details if you would like to become a member.
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