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Charity Concert “City of Science for Ukraine” for Ukrainian students and their families

We cordially invite all those interested to a charity concert "City of Science for Ukraine". The goal of the event carried out by seven public universities of the European City of Science Katowice 2024 consortium is to support the fundraiser for the needs of students from Ukraine and their families. Let's meet this Friday, 25 March, in the vicinity of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Silesia at ul. Uniwersytecka 4 in Katowice.

Apart from artistic performances, among others, by the main star of the evening, the Polish-Ukrainian band DAGADANA, we have also planned other activities, including science communication ones (such as the series of lectures "Ukraine Station"), a debate that will cover the topics on challenges related to refugees in Poland and how to effectively provide them material and psychological aid, as well as a fair and an auction, profits from which will be donated to Ukrainians in need. 

Forms of aid

The concert “City of Science for Ukraine” is primarily aimed at supporting the ones who suffered due to the war in Ukraine. All collected funds will be donated for the needs of Ukrainian students, PhD students, and their families.

Everyone participating in the event can help in many different ways:

● donate money for the main fundraiser carried out by the University of Silesia on;

● donate money for the fundraiser via payment terminal within the concert area or the QR codes located within the concert area, which will redirect a used on the website of the mentioned fundraiser;

● take part in a charity auction with numerous items including artworks by students and employees;

● donate items to our collection points. People from Ukraine often lack hygiene products, clothes, and food; thus, during the concert, you may donate such items to a dedicated car.


The Concert “City of Science for Ukraine” will feature activities both outdoors and indoors in the building of the Faculty of Humanities (ul. Uniwersytecka 4 in Katowice). This charity event will last several hours and, apart from art shows, there will be other activities as well. Part of them requires prior registration via the registration form.

You can download the detailed schedule (XLXS file) and blind people can download the navigation directions through the concert’s schedule with the use of a screen reader (DOCX file) by clicking the link below.




12.45 p.m. – beginning of shows of academic and amateur ensembles;

• 12.45 p.m. – The Wire
• 1.00 p.m. – Krystian Prusik
• 1.15 p.m. – The Clutches
• 1.30 p.m. – Tosia Lazar
• 1.45 p.m. – Projekt 01
• 2.00 p.m. – Mimesis Quartet
• 2.15 p.m. – DC Band
• 2.35 p.m. – Aleksandra Orłowska
• 2.50 p.m. – dWA
• 3.05 p.m. – Piass
• 3.25 p.m. – Bartosz Listwan i Karol Pyka
• 3.45 p.m. – Student Song and Dance Ensemble “Katowice”
• 4.00 p.m. – Banana Boat
• 4.35 p.m. – Tauron Brass Band

4.00 p.m. – vernissage of the exhibition (registration is necessary);

4.15 p.m. – screening of the movie Donbas (2018) by Sergei Loznitsa (registration is necessary); before the screening, Prof. Krystyna Doktorowicz, Associate Professor, the Dean of Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School will deliver a lecture;

5.00 p.m. – debate “What next?” featuring Prof. Yuliana Palagnyuk (political scientist), Rafała Cekiera, PhD (expert in migration) from the Faculty of Social Sciences; Marek Migalski, PhD, DLitt (euro-deputy), Associate Professor from the Faculty of Social Sciences; Łukasz Jach, PhD, from the Faculty of Social Sciences; Małgorzata Myl, PhD (expert in international law) from the Faculty of Law and Administration; and Prof. Tadeusz Sławek (literary scholar and philosopher) from the Faculty of Humanities. Participants will have an opportunity to take part in science shows and listen to a debate that will cover the topics on challenges related to refugees in Poland and how to effectively provide them material and psychological aid. The event will be translated into Ukrainian and Polish sign language;

6.15 p.m. – speech of the Mayor of Katowice and the Rectors of universities in Katowice and singing the national anthem of Ukraine Szcze ne wmerła Ukrajina (Ukraine has not yet perished) by Katarzyna Bakalczuk-Kłosowska, an opera singer of the Zhytomyr Regional Philharmony and the Regional Ukrainian Music and Drama Theater, and the PhD student of the National Music Academy of Ukraine;

6.25 p.m. – concert of Polish-Ukrainian band DAGADANA on the rooftop of the Faculty of Humanities;

7.30 p.m. – auction and piano concert in dark by a blind musician Kaja Kosowska (registration is necessary).


During the event you can also take part in:

● counselling and philosophy “Sens życia w sytuacjach granicznych” (Meaning of life while facing the edge)

at 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.(register),
at 3.20 p.m. – 4 p.m. (register);

● journalism workshops

at 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. (register), 
at 5.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m. (register),
at 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. (register);

● lecture “Wirtualna rzeczywistość w rozrywce” (Virtual Reality in entertainment) connected with a display of the possibilities of VR goggles (Oculus Quest 2) (register) at 4 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.;

● “Czarnobyl zatopiony w czasie – 25 lat później” (Chernobyl sunken in time – 25 years later) – display of photographs by Grzegorz Machnik (register) at 4.40 p.m. – 5.10 p.m.; (register);

● science shows in the Scienceville, i.e. activities for adults and children – a zone in the form of stands related to the Silesian Science Festival KATOWICE at until 7.30 p.m.;

● Ukraine Station – zone featuring experts for academic discussions, consulting and answers to difficult questions about the war. In this place, scientists will have an opportunity to educate the residents of Katowice on how to provide help, cope with the current situation, and prepare for a future life with Ukrainian citizens.

o 1. p.m. – Prof. Piotr Fast: “Podstawy imperialnego myślenia Rosji”,
o 1.50 p.m. – Prof. Halina Rusek: “Kultura ofiarą wojny?”,
o 2.40 p.m. – Agnieszka Karpiel, MA: “Narracje o katastrofie w Czarnobylskiej strefie wykluczenia”,
o 3.30 p.m. – Teresa Sikora, PhD: “Umysłowe miny przeciwpomocowe – jak je omijać?”,
o 4.20 p.m. – Wiktoria Zagórska-Antoniuk, PhD: “Rola Ukrainy w systemie obecnego kryzysu bezpieczeństwa”,
o 5.10 p.m. – Izabela Rajska-Kulik, PhD: “Konsekwencje emocjonalne u osób dotkniętych wojną w Ukrainie”,
o 6.00 p.m. – Rafał Cekiera, PhD: “Inkubator Adaptacji – czyli o wolontariacie drobnych gestów”,
o 6.50 p.m. – Patrycja Szostok-Nowacka, PhD, DLitt, Associate Professor: “Panika moralna i kultura strachu – jak media oddziałują na nas w czasie wojny”,
o 7.40 p.m. – Paweł Kocoń, PhD Eng.: “Trauma wojenna, PTSD – leczenie i zapobieganie”

●    meeting at board games;

●    karaoke and other student initiatives.

During the event, you will be able to receive individual support (psychological, legal, counselling on studies and work) and support of the Plenipotentiary of the Rector for Aid for Ukraine.

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