“Janusz Korczak in the old and new Europe” is a project that we implemented in the Erasmus + program (area “Mobility of adult education staff”, duration 22 December 2014 – December 21, 2016).

Janusz Korczak wrote “There are no children – there are people” because he was aware that being a child is often a reason to be excluded. The children for whom and with whom he worked were also excluded due to his poverty, family situation and religion.

We have implemented this project because we wanted to achieve two basic goals. To remind participants and participants of our classes in Berlin, London and Paris that over one hundred years ago Janusz Korczak went to these cities to gain knowledge and experience. As well as convince our audience that a number of concepts and solutions of Korczak’s can also be applied to work with adults. We wanted to propose our interpretation of Janusz Korczak’s thoughts and practices to people working with adults who are excluded and at risk of social exclusion. We established contact with partner foreign organizations and conducted lectures and workshops for those interested. Twice we went to each of these cities for this purpose. The project will also result in publications (to be downloaded soon!)

In connection with the project, on 30 October 2014, the Korczakowska Foundation joined the Polish Committee of the European Anti-Poverty Network (www.eapn.org.pl).

In the project participated: Julia Dmeńska, Magdalena Kołodziejczyk, Wojciech Lasota, Natalia Jungrav, Bartosz Pieliński, Agnieszka Witkowska-Krych.

This project has been implemented with the financial support of the European Commission. The project or publication only reflects the position of their author and the European Commission is not responsible for the substantive content contained therein.