On 5-7 of September, the XXVII Economic Forum in Krynica was held.
During this year’s edition Centre for East European Studies was involved in many, very important events.
At the Awards Ceremony, director Jan Malicki gave a laudation in honor of the Special Prize winner, President of Georgia, Mr. Giorgi Margwelashvili. In his speech, Malicki gave a brief history of long-lasting, Polish-Georgian friendship.
Director Jan Malicki was also the moderator of 2 discussion panels and one presentation.
The first of the panels led by the director Malicki was entitled „Poland – Ukraine. Looking for a new model of partnership and cooperation”. Jan Malicki and Vitaly Portnikov were moderators of the panel.
decided to set up an international exchange program for lecturers, named Collegium Carpathicum.
The panel was also attended by Włodzimierz Bernacki, Member of the Polish Parliament.
During the next panel, Jan Malicki, together with Ihor Tsependa and Edward Siarka presented to the audience of the Forum the project of reconstruction of the former Astronomical Observatory at Pop Ivan peak, in the Chornohora range. The project, a result of cooperation between the University of Warsaw and the Vasyl Stefanyk Ciscarpathian National University, strongly supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, is a huge undertaking that aims to create a multifunctional facility that is also the symbolic headquarters of the new Collegium Carpathicum.
During the Forum there was also a significant event related to Centre`s Caucasian Section. It was an official presentation of the latest Georgian-related books written or edited by Dr. David Kolbaia. Dr. Kolbaia personally met with President Margvelashvili.
Videos from the XXVII Economic Forum are available on our YouTube channel.
The pictures from the Forum you can find below. Enjoy!