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Conference “Balkan Ambitions and Polish Inspirations”

14 November 2022

The Center for Europe of the University of Warsaw and its partners are pleased to invite you to the international conference entitled “Balkan Ambitions and Polish Inspirations”. The event will be stationary and will take place on November 18 in the Columned Hall of the Faculty of History of the University of Warsaw, Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28. The conference will start at 9.15 (Conference program attached).

The conference is organized within the framework of the competition “Public Diplomacy 2022” announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland. The project also received funding from the Programme – Inicjatywa Doskonałości – Uczelnia Badawcza (IDUB) and Law Firm WKB Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehr sp. k.

The strategic partners of the project are: Center for International Relations (Poland), Faculty of Law University “St. Kliment Ohridski ”- Bitola (North Macedonia), Institute for Research and European Studies (North Macedonia), Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research University of “Ss. Cyril and Methodius ”Skopje, Faculty of Political Sciences University of Montenegro, Faculty of Law University of Niś (Serbia), University of Gdańsk (Poland), University of Economics in Katowice (Poland), Polish European Community Studies Association – PECSA.

The aim of the project is to present Poland as a leader of political, economic, social and cultural changes in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. The action is aimed at opinion-forming circles in the Balkans: employees and students of universities, non-governmental organizations and journalists in North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. As part of the activities undertaken under the project, Poland will be presented as a model of a country that has achieved success in the field of security (NATO membership), in the socio-economic dimension (EU membership, social and family policy, regional policy, agricultural policy, urban development, start-up sector) and in the cultural dimension.

The project includes:

1.Organization of international conferences in Bitola (1 July) and Warsaw (18 November);

2. Conducting and recording series of 10 webinars and 4 podcasts presenting Polish experiences for the Balkan partners;

3. Preparation of a publication presenting the Balkan and Polish experiences in political, legal, economic and social transformation.

The coordinators of the project: by the Polish side – Dr. Artur Adamczyk and Dr. hab. Kamil Zajączkowski; by the Macedonian side – Professor Dr. Goran Ilik – Vice rector of the University of “St. Kliment Ohridski ” – Bitola.  For more information: