The situation of Polish families in Norway is inextricably linked with the situation of Poles on the Norwegian labour market. Polish migrants in Norway have difficulties with finding other jobs than in the following sectors of employment: construction, agriculture/fishing. Another problem is temporary and atypical legal employment. This may influence the situation of the Polish families in Norway – said prof. Krystyna Iglicka, CIR expert, who presented the preliminary findings of CIR in TRANSFAM project – Doing Family in a Transnational Context workshop. Apart from prof. Iglicka, dr Katarzyna Gmaj and Antoni Wierzejski from CIR also took part in the workshop.

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Although China and Poland represent different scales, cultures and socio-political backgrounds, the experiences of the Polish transformation can be of use to China – said dr Małgorzata Bonikowska, president of Centre for International Relations, during a meeting with representatives of Chinese universities and think tanks. The Chinese academics came to Poland to look at the changes that took place here over the last 25 years and to examine how to take advantage of the Polish lesson for the sake of their own country, as well as to find out how NGOs and civil society contributed to the decision making processes in this part of the world.

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We are launching a "Go India" programme – announced the Deputy Prime Minister of Poland, Janusz Piechocinski, during his January visit to Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat – one of the twenty-nine states of the Indian Union. A Polish delegation, including Małgorzata Bonikowska, president of the Centre for International Relations and partner in THINKTANK Centre for dialogue and analysis, took part in a 7th international conference Vibrant Gujarat Summit, called an "Asian Davos". The conference was initiated by Narendra Modi, who served for ten years as the Chief Minister of Gujarat state and since May 2014 has been Prime Minister of India.

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