Propose a candidate - Instytut Pileckiego

Propose a candidate for the Virtus et Fraternitas Medal!

The Virtus et Fraternitas Medal is an expression of gratitude to those, first and foremost foreigners, who in the course of the 20th century – plagued with totalitarian barbarity – displayed immense courage and human solidarity to facilitate the survival of Polish citizens. It is also awarded to non-natives who keep alive the memory of 20th-century Polish history. The Medal is bestowed since 2019 by the President of the Republic of Poland upon a motion of the Director of the Pilecki Institute.

Have you heard of anyone who provided Polish citizens with shelter and assistance, helped them escape, or gave financial support? Or perhaps you know people who care for Polish places of memory abroad?

If you think that you are aware of anyone who satisfies the criteria for award of the Virtus et Fraternitas Medal, be sure to share your story with us!

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Medal Information Recipents

Propose a candidate

In order to propose a candidate for the Virtus et Fraternitas Medal, you should complete the on-line application form which is available below.


Completion of all fields marked with an asterisk is mandatory.

Instytut Solidarności i Męstwa
Zespół ds. Odznaczeń
im. Witolda Pileckiego
ul. Foksal 17
00-372 Warszawa

Data of candidate 1
Data of proposer 2
Biographical note of candidate 3
Additional information 4
Consents 5
1. Data of proposed candidate
2. Name and surname/name of the proposer
3. Substantiation of the proposal, including an outline of the meritorious service of the candidate*

(This should contain the following information: description of events, dates, location(s), witnesses, etc.; maximum of 2,500 characters)

4. Additional information and comments

Information not included in the substantiation may impact the process of verification, for example, orders and medals awarded, biographical data of the candidate, information about descendants in the event of a posthumous award, etc.; maximum of 2,500 characters

5. Consent to the processing of personal data

* mandatory field