Józef Ślisz award
The Józef Ślisz award is granted by the European Fund for the Development of Polish Villages to honour organisations or persons distinguished by their commitment to the promotion of civic and democratic attitudes, as well as Christian values and broadly understood development of rural areas.
It is presented by the Award Committee composed of: Elżbieta Bieniasz – daughter of Józef Ślisz, Jarosław Kaczyński – Chairman of Law and Justice (Polish political party), and Artur Balazs – Chairman of the EFRWP Foundation Chapter.
The award was granted for the first time in 2017. The first laureate was the Association “Dom Wschodni – Domus Orientalis”, which engages in activities supporting Christians living in the Middle East and builds – virtually from scratch – active local communities among people who, due to their faith, are not deeply rooted in Arab society and need support in their daily lives.
In 2018, during the European Agricultural Forum, the Polish Society of the Righteous Among the Nations was honoured for its work in commemorating Poles helping Jews as well as spreading knowledge about the atrocities of the Holocaust and the Second World War.