YPIN is an association of highly qualified and internationally orientated Poles in the business, public administration, academic and non-profit sectors. The group acts as an independent and interdisciplinary network, whose aim is to increase the international orientation and European integration of Poland.
YPIN organises discussion groups, seminars and study trips on a wide range of interdisciplinary topics. Voluntary and active engagement of its members in civil society is at the core of its activities.
YPIN is modelled on the Tönissteiner Kreis, its partner organization in Germany. The group’s first annual meeting took place in 2003 under the auspices of the then Polish Minister for European Airs Danuta Hübner (today member of the EU Parliament), an Gesine Schwan, former President of the European University Viadrina.
Annual General Meetings (AGM)
Once a year, the members meet in Poland for YPIN’s Annual General Meeting. The meeting programme is based on a topic of international and currents, which is presented and discussed by high-quality speakers from abroad. The Annual Meeting is a high-calibre event, concluding with a formal dinner and evening ball, which draws YPIN members from throughout Europe.
Recruitment seminars (FALENTY)
Twice a year, nominated candidates are invited to a recruiting event to discuss with guest speakers and the leaders of the group a range of subjects of board interest. Discussions are held with native speakers in Polish, German and English, as candidates must demonstrate their ability in all three languages. The successful candidates are selected on the basis of their active participation, their contribution to discussions and their social and linguistic skills.
Regional representatives organise seminars, lectures, study tours, luncheons and parties. Individual members, actively involved in the organisation, offer home hospitality to visiting peers.
Candidates for the YPIN membership are Polish citizens, who have completed their university studies and have lived abroad for at least one year. Successful candidates are selected for their commitment to public service, their communication skills its launch, YPIN has received over 1230 application for membership.
If you feel like a candidate, please send your application inluding CV and picture to our recruiting address:
After positive verification by our board and the recruiting team, you will be nominated to attend the FALENTY seminar. After positive participation in the seminar, you will be invited to join a conference with our Board, who invites you to joi our Annual General Meeting, a final confirmation of your membership in our network!