The ECS is a state-of-the-art cultural institution that honours our greatest civic success—the victorious Solidarity movement. It is a museum that commemorates the revolution of Solidarity and the fall of communism in Europe, but it is also an educational, research and academic centre, an archive, library and multimedia library. Last but not least, it is a public meeting space for citizens who feel responsible for the development of democracy: a place where solidarity and citizenship are put into practice.
The mission of the ECS is:
- To commemorate, maintain and popularise the heritage and message of the Solidarity movement and the anti-communist democratic opposition in Poland and throughout the world
- To inspire new cultural, civic, trade union, local government, national and European initiatives with a universal dimension
- To share the achievements of the peaceful struggle for freedom, justice, democracy and human rights with those who are deprived of them To actively take part in the building of the European identity and new international order