Polish Communication Association was established on 22 April 2007 at the Founding General Assembly of the PCA in Wrocław. Representatives of several academic centres in Poland took part in the event. However, the very idea of establishing the Association was put forward a year earlier during the 50ieth anniversary conference of studies on media and communication in Poland (held in March 2006 in Wrocław).
Institute of Media, Journalism and Communication is a part of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Gdańsk. It was founded in 2020, whereas in the years 2006-2019 it was a part of the Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Journalism. 22 academic teachers and researchers work at four departments of the Institute: the Department of Social and Cultural Communication, the Department of Media Theory, History and Language, the Department of Anthropology of Image, and the Media and Journalism Department.
European Solidarity Centre is a highly important point on the historical and cultural map of Gdańsk. It was founded with a view to preserving relevance and attractiveness of the Solidarity movement ideals. It was also designed to foster commemoration of this peaceful revolution, which has become a founding myth for newly united Europe, as well as to keep solidarity a living source of inspiration and hope. At the heart of the ECS building at the Solidarity Square there is a permanent exhibition, which in a truly fascinating manner retells the story of not only the successful Solidarity movement, but also of the profound changes that the movement inspired in Europe and in the whole world. Here, one can find space for activism, Play Department for children, the library, the media library, and the archive. Every year about 350 events: educational, cultural, scientific, and literary are organised at the ECS. Its permanent exhibition has been awarded the European Heritage prize (EUROPA NOSTRA 2021). The ECS, as the first, and thus far the only centre in Poland, has been awarded The Council of Europe Museum Prize (2016), and the historic sites of the Gdańsk Shipyard along with the Centre itself proudly hold the European Heritage Label.