On the 24th of June, as part of the Tauron Life Festival, a conference entitled "The Community of Diversity, Cultural Heritage of the Baltic States" and the Painters-Performers Workshop entitled "Meeting on the Baltic" took place at the IYMC.
In the past 30 years the IYMC became one of the main hubs for cultural events in the city of Oświęcim. Events like the European Talks, the Festival of Cultures, Cracow’s Poetry Lounge, the series of talks with the title: Who am I? My Polish-Jewish-Israeli Identity or Literature & Remembrance, as well as concerts and exhibitions have become one of the main events not only for the city of Oświęcim but also for the whole region. By events like these we made a lot of loyal friends far beyond the city limits.
Naming the forum of the IYMC in the honour of Władysław Bartoszewski
On June the 1st 2015 a ceremony took place in the forum of the International Youth Meeting Centre in Oświęcim to name it in honour of Władysław Bartoszewski. Among the many guests was the President of the International Auschwitz Council – Prof. Barbara Engelking, members of the council and Auschwitz survivors Halina Birenbaum, Marian Turski, Roman Kent and Kazimierz Albin, the Vice-Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in Krakow Isolde Felskau, the Mayor of the city of Oświęcim Janusz Chwierut and members of the managing board of the IYMC.