Szkoła Podstawowa nr 34
w Katowicach im. Mikołaja Kopernika

COMENIUS is a component of the Lifelong Learning Programme Programme and involves about 350 thousand schools in Europe and about 69 million students! Its aim is to promote European cooperation in the field of education. It concentrates on all forms of education – pre-school, primary, secodary, vocational, university and adult. Some of its most important aims include:
  • Creating a European dimension in education
  • Developing personal knowledge and experience in dealing with other European cultures
  • Developing a European sense of unity
  • Strengthening the processes of adjusting to new socio-economical conditions in united Europe
Educational programme Lifelong Learning Programme is an initiative of the European Community, launched in the years 1995-1999 and 2000 – 20006. Poland has participated in it since 1996, as part of preparatory activities. We were formally accepted as Lifelong Learning Programme partners in March 1998.

The Polish Lifelong Learning Programme Programme Website address is

Our school for the first time applied in 2003, but we were rejected then. However, we tried again and received the grant for the first time in the school year 2004/2005.

We participate in Comenius 1 projects, whose aim is a cooperation between a few partner schools from different European countries, working together on a chosen topic, exchanging information, exploring cultural differences.

This is not the first time, however, we have been cooperating with schools from other countries. We have already exchanged culture projects with Finland and Romania, written articles for an Italian e-magazine, established penpalship with Sweden and Finland, established e-palship with the USA and Japan, helped with international projects made in Argentina and Switzerland and joined the Global Coalition with a number of countries from all over the world.