Polish and Czech security policy: (de) cohesion
The project was implemented by the CIR in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations in Prague (a renowned independent analytical center) as part of the competition organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland „Czech-Polish Forum for the rapprochement of societies, deepened cooperation and good neighborhood 2015”. On June 16, 2015, at the CIR headquarters in Warsaw, the first of two debates „Polish and Czech security policy: (de) cohesion” took place, which was attended by Polish and Czech experts, leaders of party youth and NGOs and the media. The second seminar was organized on October 26, 2015 in Prague by the Institute of International Relations. After the Warsaw debate, the publication „Polish and Czech security policy: protocol (de) cohesion” was published, containing conclusions and recommendations for the foreign ministries of both countries.
During expert meetings, similarities and differences of Polish and Czech perspectives of security threats in Europe and the region in relation to Russia’s policy and the situation in Ukraine were discussed. The action scenarios were outlined, and areas of cooperation were identified for the purpose of bringing closer the political positions of both countries. Debates were held in English.
Program of the debate organized on June 16, 2015 in Warsaw:
The report „Polish and Czech security policy: (de) cohesion” (in English):
The project is co-financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of the „Polish-Czech Forum for the rapprochement of societies, deepened cooperation and good neighbourliness 2015″competition.