The European Forum for New Ideas is an international discussion meeting of the business milieus focusing on the future of Europe and its economy in the broad, global context. It has been organised since 2011 by the Polish Confederation Lewiatan in cooperation with BusinessEurope, the City of Sopot, as well as Polish and foreign companies and institutions. Each year hundreds of new ideas are produced around the globe aimed at changing various aspects of reality. CIR is one of the main knowledge partners of EFNI.

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The Warsaw Security Forum addresses contemporary issues through an international gathering of experts who specialize in security. Its purpose is to exchange professional experiences as well as to present solutions to complex regional security challenges confronting the Central and Eastern European region. The two day forum will consist of numerous plenary sessions dedicated to security issues, particularly those related to the future of NATO; the Common Security and Defence Policy of the European Union, including relations with the Russian Federation; energy security; border states of NATO and the European Union; new threats; and security in the economic, military and politic dimensions. Dr Małgorzata Bonikowska will be one of the speakers during Warsaw Security Forum.

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It is difficult for contemporaries to be a fair and unequivocal judge of events in which they participated. A quarter of a century, however, is a sufficient length of time to calm emotions and to look objectively at the changes that have occurred in Poland and in Europe. On the occasion of 25 years of transformation in the Central-Eastern Europe, 15 years of the Polish membership in NATO as well as of 10 years from the "great enlargement" of the European Union, Centre for International Relations and the THINKTANK Centre for dialogue and analysis prepared a special publication and online collection of the opinions and comments. Outstanding Poles and foreigners, the architects of change, share their views on these last two fascinating decades, among others: Jose Manuel Barroso, Tony Blair, Rocco Buttiglione, Jerzy Buzek, Aleksander Kwaśniewski, Vaclav Klaus, Vytautas Landsbergis, Romano Prodi, Martin Schulz, Javier Solana, Gunter Verheugen, Lech Wałęsa and many more.

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The publication was issued in the framework of the "EU-Asia Dialogue" Programme, carried out jointly by the European Commission and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung with the aim to promote communication and the exchange of experiences between political decision-makers, researchers and representatives of NGOs from Europe and Asia. The publication, which follows a 2013 Brussels conference "Social cohesion in Europe and Asia – prospects and challenges", addresses key issues concerning social cohesion on both continents. European and Asian subject matter experts examine the underlying factors affecting the degree of social cohesion and civic engagement in a number of countries, including the impact of globalisation, increasing multi-culturalism, income inequality, social polarisation etc. The papers consider a number of policy initiatives implemented in various countries, for example in the United Kingdom, Germany, China and Malaysia.


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