The International Conference for Women (WaSH) was held for the first time in November 2012 in Bratislava. The Women's Hunting Club in Slovakia and future WG Artemis CIC organized the first WaSH conference.

The second edition of WaSH took place in the Czech Republic at the BechyneCastle, the third in Waageningen in the Netherlands, while the fourth edition of WaSH and the international women's conference - gathered over 70 Huntresses from all around the world in Ilomantsi, in Finland. The conference was organized for the first time in northern Europe and was attended by participants from ten countries. This time there were also participants from Croatia and Poland. Larger groups of participants came from the Netherlands, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic. The organization of international conferences is a part of the Artemis activities of the Working Group of the International Council for the Conservation of Wild Animals and Wildlife (CIC). It works as a forum and an event concentrating huntresses. The participation of women in hunting organizations in many countries is increasing continually. In Finland alone there are over 22,000 hunting women, and in Poland the number is growing from day to day and now it is over 4000. The main organizer of the event in Poland is the Polish Hunting Association, CIC - International Council for the Protection of Wild and Wild Animals and the Polish Huntresses’ Club of the Polish Hunting Association.

Agenda Wash 2019

Women and Sustainable Hunting V, 7-10th November 2019, Palac Poledno, Bydgoszcz, Poland

“Hunting and Society” The Honorary Patronage was taken by: H. E. Minister Henryk Kowalczyk, Ministry of the Environment and Mr. Andrzej Konieczny General Director of State Forests

Preliminary program (changes possible)

7th November

Welcome to Bydgoszcz, Palac Poledno, Bukowiec

Registration opens

  • 19.30 -21.00 - Welcoming party, Dress code: Smart casual

    HOTEL PAŁAC POLEDNO, POLEDNO 2, 86-122 BUKOWIEC, GPS 53.394863, 18.300650

  • 8th November

    The Women and Sustainable Hunting V – International conference


  • 8.30-9.00 - Registration continues
  • 9.00-9.30 - Opening and welcoming speeches:

    Mrs. Sona Chovanová Supeková, President WG Artemis of the CIC

    Representative of Ministry of Environment

    Representative of State Forests

    Representative of Polish Hunters Associations, Polish Dianas Club

    Social networks - opportunities, risks and challenges for the hunting community

  • 9.30-10.00 - What is wrong with the hunting community and why are we not uniting to form an equally strong front, Mr. Willem Wijnstekers, Holland
  • 10.00-10.30 - Cyberbullying of hunters in social media in Poland, Mrs. Aleksandra Matulewska, Dr. Hab. PhD, Mr. Dariusz Gwiazdowicz, Dr. Hab., PhD. Poland
  • 10.30-11.00 - Image and role of huntresses publishing on social networks, Mrs. Soňa Chovanová Supeková, Assoc. Prof., PhD. - Working Group Artemis CIC, President, Slovakia
  • 11.00-11.30 - Coffee break

    Society and its acceptance of the hunting community

  • 11.30-12.00 - Society and acceptance of hunting community in Finland, Mr. Jari Varjo, Assoc. Prof., PhD. Director General, Finnish Wildlife Agency, Finland
  • 12.00-12.30 - The path that Hungary has taken to enter the hunting culture on the national list of intangible cultural heritage, Mrs. Beatrix Bán, Hungary
  • 11.00-11.30 - Lunch break

    Social networks - opportunities, risks and challenges for the hunting community

  • 14.00-15.00 - Social networks - opportunities, risks and challenges for the hunting community – short Panelists' presentations
  • 15.00-15.15 - Coffee break
  • 15.15-16.15 - Moderated panel discussion
  • 16.15-16.45 - Closing speeches

    Free time

  • 19.00-24.00 - Polish style Gala Dinner. Dress Code: Black tie or National Traditional dress

    Restaurant Palace Poledno

    Fashion show. Dancing.

  • 9th November

    Post conference excursion to Living Museum of Gingerbread, city Toruń

    Preliminary schedule (minor changes possible)

    Details will be posted as soon as possible

    10th November

    Optional program

    Driven Hunt (further information: for registered participants of the hunt)



    7 - 10 November 2019


    Pałac Poledno
    Poledno 2
    86-122 Bukowiec
    tel. +48 52 333 17 00


    Accomodation in Poledno Palace.
    Poledno Palace website
    Poledno Palace phone information: +48 52 333 17 00


    Polish Hunting Association

    Bydgoszcz Region


    International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation

    honorary patronage


    State Forests




    Ms. Soňa Chovanová Supeková - President CIC Artemis

    mobile: +42 1903408015

    email: washpoland2019@gmail.com

    Coordinator CIC
    Ms. Martyna Binek - Kasperkowiak - President of the Spitz Club at the Polish Hunting Association, Member of the Woman Hunting Club Polish Hunting Association

    mobile: +48 512310222

    email: washpoland2019@gmail.com

    Coordinator PZŁ