12. Kraków Conference – about spirituality, human being and respect

“A human being on the road – with respect for itself, others, nature” – the theme of this year’s Kraków Conference encouraged to discussion about various aspects of the condition of modern human.

What kind of threats result from geopolitical competition to human? What does spirituality look like in the modern world? What is the health condition of our society? Participants of the event, which took place in the Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) in Kraków, had discussed about problems and challenges for two days, argued and inspired. The conference was organized by the Regional Development Observatory of Małopolska Region.

The Kraków Conferences are a series of debates organized every year since 2008. They show Poland’s position on the international arena in the context of progressive economic and social changes.

An introductory speech of this year’s event was given by professor Jan Tadeusz Duda, Chairman of the Małopolska Region Assembly. He recalled the words of Antoine de Saint – Exupéry: “We did not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we only borrowed it from our children.” That is why it is so important that we should care for the earth and do everything to at least leave it in the same condition as we received from our parents. – he said.

Participants often pointed out that the world was changing very quickly and it strictly depends on us which direction it will go in.

Will our current actions have positive or negative impact on the world in 10 or 50 years? Will next generations be able to enjoy fresh, healthy food, general safety, growing economy, and our family that performs the most important social functions?

This year’s conference has been divided into five panels:

  • In the face of constant change – a global race in geopolitical chaos.
  • A human being for the world or the world for the human being? Justice and sustainable development among generations.
  • Spirituality in the world 2.0. How much of a human being in a person?
  • Małopolska Region – a leader in the fight for a healthy citizen.
  • We are what we eat – food in the 21st century.

The event was held under the honorary patronage of Andrzej Duda, President of the Republic of Poland.

You can find more about the event on the Kraków Conferences website.