On 1 and 2 June 2015, the 28th session of the International Auschwitz Council under the Prime Minister of Poland was held at the Centre for Dialogue and Prayer in Oświęcim. The session was presided over by Prof. Barbara Engelking. The session was preceded by a minute silence in honour of late Professor Władysław Bartoszewski a former prisoner of Auschwitz and long-standing chairman of the Council.
The traditional session of the Council started with the report of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Director, Piotr Cywiński, Ph.D. The Director reported , among other things, the still increasing number of visitors (in spite of a significant drop in the number of Polish school groups), restoration plans and works, budget issues, educational and publishing priorities. A large part of the speech was devoted to the necessary and large projects: global preservation plan financed from the resources in the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, adaptation of the building of the Old Theatre for the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust, and the erection of the new desk centre from the side of the former bus station.