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Coal Atlas: Facts and Figures on a Fossil Fuel

Coal Atlas contains the latest facts and figures on the use of coal and its environmental and social consequences. With more than 60 detailed graphics, the atlas illustrates the coal industry’s impact on nature, health, labour, human rights and politics.

published by Heinrich Böll Foundation/ Friends of the Earth International

authors Cindy Baxter, Banjamin von Brackel, Heidi Feldt, Marcus Franken, Lili Fuhr, Stefanie Groll, Heike Holdinghausen, Arne Jungjohann, Andrzej Kassenberg, Eva Mahnke, Michał Wilczyński

The publication is available at the website of Heinrich Böll Foundation, free of charge.

 

Poland in Europe, what’s next?

Audio recording from the 4th of June 2016.

prelegents: Łukasz Jasina, Ph.D, Marcin Kędzierski, Ph.D., Karolina Pomorska, Ph.D., Michał Sutowski, Maciej Zakrocki

 

 

Photos from foyer, human library and other special events

03.06.2016 | POLIN

Photos: Agnieszka Kokowska

Photos available on Flickr.

 

Photos from the workshop | Hate speech in Focus

Workshop | 03.06.2016 | POLIN

Educator: Magdalena Chrzczonowicz

Photos: Agnieszka Kokowska

Photos available on Flickr.

 

Photos from the workshops | Globally on migration – multiculturalism in schools

Workshops | 03.06.2016 | POLIN

Educators: Malina Baranowska-Janusz, Elżbieta Kielak, Elżbieta Krawczyk, Natalia Pamuła

Photos: Agnieszka Kokowska

Photos available on Flickr.

 

Photos from the debate | When does the capital have a nationality? Discussion on the role of Polish and foreign companies in our economic growth

Debate | 04.06.2016 | POLIN

Prelegents: Jan Krzysztof Bielecki, Prof. Elżbieta Mączyńska PhD., Marcin Piasecki, Joanna Szalacha-Jarmużek, Ph.D.

Photos: Agnieszka Kokowska

Photos available on Flickr.

 

Photos from the debate | Why describe the world?

Debate | 03.06.2016 | POLIN

Prelegents: Max Cegielski, Małgorzata Nocuń, Ludwika Włodek, Ph.D.

Photos: Agnieszka Kokowska

Photos available on Flickr.

 

Photos from the debate | Poland in Europe, what’s next?

Debate | 04.06.2016 | POLIN

Prelegents: Łukasz Jasina Ph.D.Marcin Kędzierski Ph.D.Karolina Pomorska Ph.D.Michał SutowskiMaciej Zakrocki

Photos: Agnieszka Kokowska

Photos available on Flickr.

 

Photos from the debate | How to find a new home in Poland?

Debate | 03.04.2016 | POLIN

Prelegents: Danuta Jeziorkowska, Karima Kanjo, Agnieszka Kosowicz, Besik Latsabidze, Zuzanna Rejmer

Photos: Agnieszka Kokowska

Photos available on Flickr.

 

Clear change in rhetoric, unclear change in policy. Polish foreign and European policies after 2015 parliamentary elections

Analysis describing positions of the main political parties in Poland on foreign and European policy during the electoral campaign 2015.

published by Institute of Public Affairs/ Heinrich Böll Foundation Warsaw Office

edited by Aleksander Fuksiewicz

Analysis can be downloaded on the website of the Heinrich Böll Foundation Warsaw, free of charge.

 

Driving regional cooperation forward in the 2030 renewable energy framework

The study analyses what types of cooperation could develop and explores how regional cooperation can effectively contribute to a European energy transition.

published by Heinrich Böll Foundation

authors Malte Gephart, Lucie Tesnière, Corinna Klessmann

The publication is available at the website of Heinrich Böll Foundation, free of charge.

 

Coal Atlas: Facts and Figures on a Fossil Fuel

Coal Atlas contains the latest facts and figures on the use of coal and its environmental and social consequences. With more than 60 detailed graphics, the atlas illustrates the coal industry’s impact on nature, health, labour, human rights and politics.

published by Heinrich Böll Foundation/ Friends of the Earth International

authors Cindy Baxter, Banjamin von Brackel, Heidi Feldt, Marcus Franken, Lili Fuhr, Stefanie Groll, Heike Holdinghausen, Arne Jungjohann, Andrzej Kassenberg, Eva Mahnke, Michał Wilczyński

The publication is available at the website of Heinrich Böll Foundation, free of charge.

 

The Minsk (dis)agreement and Europe’s security order

Report on Crimea annexation in the context of a debate on the European security model and Russian policy towards the West. The analysis presents the risks of the Minsk agreement implementation.

published by Stefan Batory Foundation/ Heinrich Böll Foundation in Warsaw

authors Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz, Piotr Buras

The report is available at the website of Heinrich Böll Foundation, free of charge.

 

Anti-Gender Movements on the Rise?

Publication discusses the concept of «backlash» which assumes that gender equality and LGBTI rights are on the decline all over the developed world, or that there is at least a significant increase in rabid attacks against them.

published by Heinrich Böll Foundation

authors Ekaterine Aghdgomelashvili, Anna Arganashvili, Anna Nikoghosyan, Borbála Juhász, Zuzana Maďarová, Elżbieta Korolczuk, Magdalena Grabowska, Tamara Zlobina, Tamara Martsenyuk, Volha Piatrukovich, Jana Smiggels Kavková, Veronika Šprincová, Jelena Višnjić

The publication is available at the website of Heinrich Böll Foundation, free of charge.

 
Old map of Europe

The European Union and its Southern Neighbourhood

The big challenge facing the EU is how it can reconcile its new policy of promoting stabilisation and security in the Middle East with human rights and democratisation.

An article by Judy Dempsey is available at the website of the Henrich Böll Foundation.

 

U.S. Elections 2016: implications for Europe

Video recording from the 4th of June.

Prelegents: Judy Dempsey, Chris Steineger, Bartosz Węglarczyk, Marcin Zaborowski

Partner: Center for Policy Analysis (CEPA)

 

“Islamistan”: Islamic radicalism and the future of multicultural societies in Europe

Video recording from the 4th of June.

Prelegents: Claude Guibal, Dr hab. Agata Skowron-Nalborczyk, Ludwika Włodek, Ph.D., Ali Yildiz

 

Relationship with a past: how to restore faith in the European Union?

Video recording from the 4th of June.

Prelegents: Krzysztof Blusz, Sylvie Kauffmann, Ivan Krastev, Prof. Jan Zielonka

 

“From Russia with lies”. Is this the new hit that is hitting Europe?

Video recording from the 3rd of June 2016.

Prelegents: Bruno Maçães, Iwona Reichardt Ph.D., Anton Shekhovtsov, Marcel H. Van Herpen

Partner: New Eastern Europe

 

Poland in Europe, what’s next?

Audio recording from the 4th of June 2016.

prelegents: Łukasz Jasina, Ph.D, Marcin Kędzierski, Ph.D., Karolina Pomorska, Ph.D., Michał Sutowski, Maciej Zakrocki

 

 

Photos from the debate | “Islamistan”: Islamic radicalism and the future of multicultural societies in Europe

Debate | 04.06.2016 | POLIN

Prelegents: Claude Guibal, Agata Skowron-Nalborczyk, Ph.D, Ludwika Włodek, Ph.D., Ali Yildiz

Photos: Agnieszka Kokowska

Photos available on Flickr.

 

Photos from the debate | “From Russia with lies”. Is this the new hit that is hitting Europe?

Debate | 03.06.2016 | POLIN

Prelegents:  Bruno Maçães, Iwona Reichardt, Ph.D., Anton Shekhovtsov, Marcel H. Van Herpen

Photos: Agnieszka Kokowska

Photos available on Flickr.

 

Photos from the debate | Civil rights: What are they worth in modern Central Europe?

Debate | 04.06.2016 | POLIN

Prelegents: Prof. Ewa ŁętowskaSylwia Spurek Ph.D.Marek Troszyński Ph.D.Prof. Andrzej Zoll

Photos: Agnieszka Kokowska

Photos available on Flickr.

 

Photos from the debate | Relationship with a past: how to restore faith in the European Union?

Debate | 04.06.2016 | POLIN

Prelegents: Krzysztof Blusz, Sylvie Kauffmann, Ivan Krastev, Prof. Jan Zielonka

Photos: Agnieszka Kokowska

Photos available on Flickr.

 

 

Human rights in Middle Europe. Parliamentary elections in Slovakia and the situation of national minorities

Commentary about the condition of human rights in Middle Europe based on observation of the respect towards the right of national minorities to participate in national democratic elections.

This commentary was a part of a contest for best analyses organised specifically for the “World in Focus” conference.

author: Maciej Giers

Commentary in Polish is available on the website of the Polish Forum of Young Diplomats.

 

Poland towards Germany – miscalculation

Article on the subject of Polish-German relations after the parliamentary elections in Poland and in the context of the refugee crisis.

author: Piotr Buras

Article in Polish is available on the website of “Kultura Liberalna” magazine.

 

Dworkin: the war against terrorism will remain national issue

Interview with Anthony Dworkin about the war against terrorism on European level and in particular member states.

author: Anna Słojewska

Interview is availaable in Polish on the website of “Rzeczpospolita” magazine.

 

Kremlin bets on stability

Article devoted to the limited application of force outside of borders of states, which do not belong to the Western block.

author: Mark Leonard

Article is available in Polish on the website of “Rzeczpospolita”.

 

One in, one out. Prospects for the EU-Turkey deal

Series of articles covering the EU-Turkey agreement from each of ECFR offices perspective.

authors: Piotr Buras, Luisa Slavkova, Teresa Coratella, Tara Varma, Jose Ignacio Torreblanca, Susi Dennison, Almut Moeller, Mattia Toaldo

Articles are available on ECFR website.

 

Europe or the open sea. Brexit and European security

Article devoted to the issue of Brexit and its possible repercussions for the architecture of European security.

author: Erica Moret

The article is available here.

 

Voices of Ukraine, voices on Ukraine

Interview with Yevehen Hilbovytski on the situation in Ukraine.

Participants: Ivan Krastev, Francisco de Borja Lasheras, Yevehen Hilbovytski

You can listen to this discussion here.

 

How are the internation crises changing the EU?

Podcast of a debate assessing the European foreign policy in 2015 and perspectives for European foreign policy in 2016.

Participants: Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Piotr Buras

You can listen to the debate here.

 

Toolkit for Young Educators

The publication is the result of the work of 7 international teams during the Acadamy of Humanity in Action Poland, presenting concrete actions in favor of the Jewish minority, the Roma, LGBT, persons with disabilities and refugees.

publisher Fundacja Humanity in Action Polska

edited by Moniki Mazur-Rafał I Magdaleny Szaroty

Toolkit is available online and free of charge.

 

Refugee crisis: Options for the EU

Podcast of a debate dedicated to the scenarios unfolding before the European Union on how to handle the refugee crisis.

Participants: Angeliki Dimitriadi, Maciej Duszczyk, David Kipp, Anna-Carin Öst

You can listen to the debate here.

 

Survival of the richest: How oligarchs block reform in Ukraine

Report assessing the influence of Ukrainian oligarchs on the process of reforming the country.

author Andrew Wilson

You can read the introduction to this publication here, on the ECFR’s website, or download it here.

 

European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2015

Annual publication assessing European foreign policy in 2015.

authors Julien Barnes-Dacey, Anthony Dworkin, Francisco de Borja Lasheras, Ellie Geranmayeh, François Godement, Andrew Hammond, Daniel Levy, Kadri Liik, Angela Stanzel, Mattia Toaldo, Andrew Wilson

You can read the introduction to this publication here, on the ECFR’s website, or download it here.

 

Deals without borders: Europe’s foreign Policy on migration

Report on European policy in relation to the influx of refugees and – wider, on European migration policy. Author analyses how Europe’s foreign policy tackles the refugee crisis.

author Angeliki Dimitriadi

Introduction to the publication is available on ECFR’s website, You can also download full publication here.

 

Putin’s downfall: The coming crisis of the Russian regime

Publication on the nearest future of Russian regime.

author Nikolai Petrov

Introduction to the article is available on ECFR’s website, You can also download full publication here.

 

How to debunk Euroscepticism?

Paper analyses the concept of euroscepticism and attempts to seize its implication and  role in the future of the European Union.

publisher Heinrich Böll Foundation European Union Office

author Théo Aphecetche

Paper can be downloaded on the website of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, free of charge.

 

 

A New Attempt to Resolve the Ukraine Conflict

The article discusses important issues regarding the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, while trying to give new food for thoughts regarding possible solutions.

publisher Heinrich Böll Foundation Berlin Office

author Ralf Fück, Marieluise Beck

Article can be downloaded on the website of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, free of charge.

 

Urban grassroots movements in Central and Eastern Europe

During the expert seminar Kerstin Jacobsson discussed the origins, reasons and patterns of urban grassroots movements in Central and Eastern Europe.

organiser Heinrich Böll Foundation Warsaw Office

guests prof. Kerstin Jacobsson, dr Elżbieta Korolczuk

 

Diverging Voices, Converging Policies: The Visegrad States’ Reactions to the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Seminar focused on the key conclusions following from their analysis of V4 response to the crisis, in the context of the political change in Poland and Slovak parliamentary elections.

organiser Heinrich Böll Foundation Warsaw Office

guests Jacek Kucharczyk, Grigorij Mesežnikov

 

Can Europe rise to the Challenge? EU Policy Responses to the Global Crisis

Publication elaborates to what extend the economic and financial crisis has had affected the European Union and its policies.

publisher Heinrich Böll Foundation European Union office

Report  can be downloaded on the website of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, free of charge.

 

Berlin Anthology: From where I shan’t return

Poems, short prose and essays on the fate of refugees in Europe.

publisher ilb/Heinrich Böll Foundation Berlin office

author Anna Senft, Ulrich Schreiber, Christine Pütz

Publication can be downloaded on the website of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, free of charge.

 

DOUBLETAKE: A revival of nation state ideology

The future of the European Union as a political project is at risk. Yet the rise of far right and far left parties in Europe is only one factor eroding the EU.

publisher: New Eastern Europe, Issue 2 2016: The Eve of Uncertainty

author: Anton Shekovtsov

Full article available on dropbox.

 

“The Future of Europe”

During the seminar experts discussed the future of the integration project of the European Union in the light of global challenges, migration crisis and conflicts.

organizer  Heinrich Böll Foundation Warsaw Office/ Vistula University
guests  prof. Andrew Moravcsik, dr Paola Subacchi, dr Andrzej Olechowski, dr  Bartłomiej E. Nowak

 

 

 

The return of Eurasia?

Are we entering a historical period when the supercontinent of Eurasia will make a comeback?

publisher New Eastern Europe

author Bruno Maçães

The article is available on dropbox, free of charge.

 

Perception of the Russia-Ukraine conflict in Germany and in Poland – an evaluation

Evaluation comparing discourse tendencies within Poland and Germany with regard to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

published by Heinrich Böll Foundation Warsaw Office

edited by Grzegorz Gromadzki

The Report can be downloaded on the website of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, free of charge.

 

Diverging Voices, Converging Policies: The Visegrad States’ Reactions to the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Report analyzing perceptions and reactions of the Visegrad countries towards the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. 

edited by Jacek Kucharczyk & Grigorij Mesežnikov

published by Heinrich Böll Foundation Warsaw and Prague Offices/ Institute of Public Affairs

Full report can be downloaded via the Heinrich Böll Foundation Warsaw homepage free of charge.

 

U.S. Elections 2016: implications for Europe

Video recording from the 4th of June.

Prelegents: Judy Dempsey, Chris Steineger, Bartosz Węglarczyk, Marcin Zaborowski

Partner: Center for Policy Analysis (CEPA)

 

Is there any future for the West? Europe and the USA in times of uncertainty

Video recording from the 3rd of June 2016.

Prelegents: Piotr Buras, Judy Dempsey, Ralf Fücks, Mark Leonard

 

Photos from the debate | Is there any future for the West? Europe and the USA in times of uncertainty

Debate | 03.06.2016 | POLIN

Prelegents: Piotr Buras, Judy Dempsey, Ralf Fücks, Mark

Photos: Agnieszka Kokowska

Photos available on Flickr.

 

 

Photos from the debate | Nuclear deterrence and disarmament: Complementing or Irreconcilable?

Debata/debate | 03.06.2016 | POLIN

Prelegents: Jacek Durkalec, Sascha Hach, Katarzyna Kubiak
Moderation: Ulrich Kühn, PhD

Photos: Agnieszka Kokowska

Photos available on Flickr.

 

Photos of the debate | Future conflicts: trade, finance and migration as weapons of the 21st century

Debate | 03.06.2016 | POLIN

Prelegents:  Edwin Bendyk, Mark Leonard, Agnieszka-Lichnerowicz, Prof. Witold Orłowski Ph.D.

Photos: Agnieszka Kokowska

Photos available on Flickr.

 

Photos from the debate | U.S. Elections 2016: implications for Europe

Debate | 04.06.2016 | POLIN

Prelegents: Judy Dempsey, Chris Steineger, Bartosz Węglarczyk, Marcin Zaborowski

Photos: Agnieszka Kokowska

Photos available on Flickr.

 

Photos from the presentation | Tribune or strangler? The meaning of new technologies in the public debate

Presentation | 04.06.2016 | POLIN

Prelegent: Tomasz Sulewski

Photos: Agnieszka Kokowska

Photos available on Flickr.

 

Nuclear Deterrence and Disarmament: Complementing or Irreconcilable?

Recording of the debate from the 4th of June 2016.

Session language: English

Prelegents: Jacek Durkalec, Sascha Hach, Katarzyna Kubiak
Moderation: Ulrich Kühn, PhD

 

INCLUSIVE SOCIETY

Project on “Social inclusion, diversity and citizenship – joint conference (inclusive society) and research workshop” is supported by a grant from Norway through the Norway greants and co-financed by Polish funds.

speakers: Prof. Jan Zielonka, Marta Sałkowska Ph.D., Prof. Unnur Dis Skaptadottir, Anna M. Kittelsaa Ph.D., Prof. Jan Tossebro, Prof. Jadwiga Koralewicz, Monika Nowicka, Prof. Aleksander Manterys


INCLUSIVE_SOCIETY_video przez Collegium_Civitas

 

Answering difficult questions about nuclear weapons

The short paper sheds light on the controversial role of nuclear weapons in the 21. century.

authors Rebecca Sharkey, ICAN UK and Leo Hoffmann-Axthelm, ICAN Germany

Full article available on dropbox.

 

Asian chessboard and its two key local players

Commentary on the evolution of Chinese-Japanese bilateral relations in times of rapidly changing globalised world.

This commentary was a part of a contest for best analyses organised specifically for the “World in Focus” conferene.

author: Piotr Głogowski

Commentary in Polish is available on the website of the Polish Forum of Young Diplomats.

 

Transatlantic relations and US presidential elections

Comment of American expert on the coming presidential elections in the United States and perspectives for transatlantic partnership.

author: Julianne Smith

 

Migrational superpowers. What are the geopolitical consequences of the “mobile world”?

Article devoted to the new era of migrations, where people migration become a powerful tool of pressure, which is being ever more  frequently used in  geopolitics.

author: Mark Leonard

The article is available in Polish here.

 

On Refugees

The author analyzes the issue of the refugee crisis and Europe’s response to the new situation.

publisher Humanity in Action

author Konstanty Gebert,

Full article available on the Humanity in Action website.

 

The Diplomats’ Handbook for Democracy Development Support

Kurt Bassuener discusses the guide for diplomats, which is aiming at assisting in implementing democratic ideas in the work of diplomats.

organizer Fundacja Humanity in Action Polska,

guest Kurt Bassuener

 

Perspectives on Humanitarian Interventions

organizer Fundacja Humanity in Action Polska

guests Hans Binnendijk, Anders Jerichow, Janusz Reiter, Lamija Tanovic

The speakers reflect on the current and future state of humanitarian aid on the example of the past conflicts in the Balkans and the current situation in Syria.

 

Dealing with Authoritarian Regimes: Challenges for a Value-based Foreign Policy

The article deals with the questions of foreign policy within different regimes, from authoritarian to democratic, and poses the question how foreign policy should be shaped today.

publisher Heinrich Böll Foundation Berlin Office

author Ralf Fücks

Report  can be downloaded on the website of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, free of charge.

 

The Rulers and the Ruled in Today’s Russia

Report on Russia’s domestic politics and relations between Russian society and its government.

publisher Institute of Public Affairs/ Heinrich Böll Foundation Warsaw Office

author Grzegorz Gromadzki

Report  can be downloaded on the website of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, free of charge.

 

Economy of Good and Evil

The open lecture given by Tomáš Sedláček during the Big Book Festival 2014 challenged the value of economics within our society and how it, in the end, is strongly linked to history, myth, religion, and ethics.

organizer Heinrich Böll Foundation Warsaw Office

guest Tomáš Sedláček

 

 

Who will succeed Vladimir Putin?

Is it too early to start speculating about the next Russian leader after Vladimir Putin? After nearly 16 years in power there have been some recent rumours which indicate that a search for Putin’s successor is currently taking place.

publisher: New Eastern Europe, Issue 3-4 2016: One for all, all for one?

author: Marcel H. Van Herpen

Full article available on dropbox.

 

Ensuring Deterrence against Russia: The View from NATO’s Front-Line States

The report examines perceptions of Russia by (non)governmental experts from six neighbouring countries regarding how NATO should respond to Kremplin’s actions, with an emphasis on how nuclear issues should be addressed.

publisher Heinrich Böll Foundation Washington Office
author Miles Pomper

Report and review on the closed experts’ debate can be found, free of charge, on the website of Heinrich Böll Foundation.

 
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