The most important tasks of the Center include:

  • promotion of Polish science by organizing conferences, symposia, seminars, lectures, meetings, exhibitions and scientific events in general
  • development of scientific cooperation between Poland, France and francophone countries
    developing scientific and cultural Polish-Frenchrelations
  • helping scientists from the Polish Academy of Sciences plus interns, fellows, and students arriving in France from Polish universities or other academic institutions for research or educational purposes.



Polish third partition by Austria, Prussia and Russia – Poland loses sovereignty


November Uprising – beginning of the Great Immigration to France


Foundation of the Literary Society and the Scientific Society


Adam Mickiewicz’s call to “civilized peoples” to create a Polish library in Paris Foundation of the Polish Library in Paris


Placement of the Polish Library in the 17th century building bought by Polish immigrants located at 6, quai d’Orléans on the Île Saint Louis in Paris