Polish Professionals in Madrid"People acting together as a group can accomplish things which no individual acting alone could ever hope to bring about."
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Our mission is to support the Polish professionals in Madrid in their professional, business and life challenges.
Our vision is the global integration of the Polish professionals working outside of Poland, based on:
- shared experiences in the contemporary working environment
- the pride in our professional skills widely appreciated by employers and business partners, developed at least partially within the Polish education system
cooperation and supporting each other in professional and business challenges outside of our home country
The association Polish Professionals in Madrid (PPM) is an independent, non-profit organisation whose main goal is to integrate the Polish professionals living permanently or temporarily in Madrid and its vicinity, as well as to exchange knowledge and experience among its members.
The PPM brings together Poles who are proud of their origin and create a positive image of Poland through their attitude, professionalism and high personal culture.
Currently, we have almost 400 members from different sectors and our association is constantly growing. Our members include engineers, entrepreneurs, managers, consultants, lawyers, translators, IT specialists, artists, architects, recruiters, representatives of the financial, marketing and entertainment industry. The membership in the PPM is free and anyone who meets the membership criteria can become a member.
On a regular basis, the association PPM organises different events such as workshops, panel discussions, seminars, conferences, training sessions, integration and networking meetings. You can find a full description of our activities in the “Our activity” tab and all the past projects in the “Events” tab.
How we work
The participation in all our projects is free of charge.
All our activities are carried out thanks to the PPM volunteers as well as external individuals, companies and institutions that voluntarily share with our members their knowledge, experience and resources.
Strength in numbers!
The PPM members are Poles with many years of professional experience, representing various industries and positions. Our members have been living in Spain for different periods of time. In addition to exchanging knowledge about the work environment and professional experience, the PPM members help each other in various aspects related to work and life in Spain, from administrative matters to cultural and organisational issues in everyday life.
Professional and business contacts
Organising projects and other activities and programmes, our association allows us to constantly connect our members with each other as well as with external entities (public institutions, companies and recruitment agencies) to promote our members as a highly qualified group of Polish professionals.
Learn more in the “Our activity” tab.
PPM for Poland and the Polish community
The PPM members actively participate in events promoting Poland as a partner for international business and in projects promoting knowledge about Poland and its culture. We are also proud of the “PPM Mój Mentor” programme for the Polish youth where our members share their professional experience and provide advice. To see more, enter: www.mentor.ppm.org.es.
Beyond our local community, we provide advice to our fellow citizens in other cities and countries to inspire and support them in creating similar initiatives in other places in the world.
WHO WE ARE
The Management Board members combine their regular professional work with their passion for the PPM mission through their daily voluntary work for the association.
The role of the Management Board is to set the direction for the development of the association and to create valuable content for its members by planning and organising our activities.
The Management Board is in constant communication with the PPM members and external entities (companies, public institutions and other Polish organisations) in order to implement the mission and the vision of the association.
The Management Board also represents the association externally.
About us in the media
PPM IN THE MEDIA
A few reflections in "Gazeta Wyborcza" on the charms and challenges of professional and private life in Spain, including a few words about the activities of "Polish Professionals in Madrid". Everyone interested in the observations of the President of PPM Patrycja...
Polish Professionals in Madrid while shooting for "Polacy w świecie" – Polish version of the TV series "Españoles por el mundo". Starring in the episode about Madrid - Sebastian Białecki.
“Thinking always ahead, thinking always of trying to do more, brings a state of mind in which nothing is impossible. The moment one gets into the ‘expert’ state of mind a great number of things become impossible.”