December 20 10:00

Presentation of the report: „Perception of Poles and Poland in Ukraine”

Warszawa, Instytut Spraw Publicznych, ul. Szpitalna 5/22
Perception of Poles, Eastern Partnership
Project tittle:
Perception of Poles and Poland in Ukraine
Eastern Partnership, National perceptions
Presentation of the IPA’s research results on the perception of Poles and Poland in Ukraine and the evaluation of Polish-Ukrainian relations took place on the 20th of December. Opinion polls, Ukrainian press analysis, as well as interviews with media representatives were carried out in Ukraine in autumn 2010.
The study involved i.a. following research questions:

What characteristics do the Ukrainians attribute to the Polish?
What is the source of the Ukrainians’ knowledge about Poland?
Do the Ukrainians accept a Pole as their potential boss or son-in-law?
Are we - the Polish and the Ukrainians - alike?
Do the Ukrainians like us?

This is already a second edition of research concerning the image of Poles and Poland in Ukraine carried out by the IPA. The comparison of the newest study with the corresponding study from the year 2000/01 allows us to follow the evolution of Polish-Ukrainian relations. In view of the upcoming Polish Presidency in the Council of the European Union in 2011, the European Football Championship 2012 organised together with the Ukraine, as well as the ongoing debate about visa abolition for the Ukrainians, the question of how Poland is perceived by its eastern neighbour takes on greater significance.

Conference inauguration:
dr Jacek Kucharczyk, President of the Executive Board, Institute of Public Affairs

Research results presentation:
dr Joanna Fomina, Centre of Sociological Research, Insitute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences Download presentation [pl] >>>>
dr Joanna Konieczna –Sałamatin, Insitute of Sociology, University of Warsaw Download presentation [pl] >>>>
dr Natalya Ryabińska, Józef Majka University of Social Sciences Download presentation [pl] >>>>

Key findings [pl] [pl] Download >>>.
Key findings [eng] Download >>>>

The results will be described more thoroughly and commented on in an electronic publication which will be released on the IPA’s webpage: in January 2011.

For information about the presentation contact:
Elżbieta Kaca, Institute of Public Affairs, tel. 0048 22 556 42 87,

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