Knowledge zone – World in Focus

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World in Focus 2019. Debate: Can (only) women save the world?

Prelegents: Justyna Gotkowska (Project Coordinator of the Security and Defence in Northern Europe Programme at Centre for Eastern Studies), Stefan Gullgren (Ambassador of Sweden to Poland), Agnieszka Lichnerowicz (Head of the Foreign Desk at TOK FM Radio)

Moderation: Adam Traczyk (President of the Global.Lab Foundation)

 

World in Focus 2019. Debate: Alliance of the Kremlin and the European Right-wing

Prelegents: Katarzyna Chimiak, (Historian, translator, social activist, Institute of Public Affairs), Taras Kuzio (Professor in the Department of Political Science at the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy) and Klementyna Suchanow (Ph.D. in Polish literature, writer, editor, translator, women movement activist )

Moderation: Grzegorz Rzeczkowski (Sociologist and Europeanist)

 

World in Focus 2019. Debate: How China is changing the World order

Prelegents: Katarzyna Golik (Adjunct professor at the Centre of Asian and Pacific Studies at the Institute of Political Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences) and Prof. Bogdan Góralczyk (Director of the Centre for Europe at the University of Warsaw)

Moderation: Rafał Tomański (journalist, Japanologist, author of books about Japan and Koreas)

 

World in Focus 2019. What kind of Poland in what kind of Europe? A view from the outside

Prelegents: Olaf Bock ( German journalist for ARD), Ingrid Brekke ( writer and journalist), Christian Davies ( Guardian and Observer correspondent based in Warsaw), Emilie van Outeren (Central Europe and the Balkans correspondent)

Moderation: Piotr Buras (Director of Warsaw’s European Council on Foreign Relations Office), Joanna Maria Stolarek ( Director of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Warsaw)

 

World in Focus 2019. Debate: A Farewell to a French-German Europe?

Prelegents: Kai-Olaf Lang (Senior fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs), Mateusz Szczurek ( Lead Economist for EU member states at the EBRD), Shahin Vallée (Senior policy fellow of the DGAP )

Moderation: Karolina Zbytniewska (Editor-in-Chief at EURACTIV.pl)

 

World in Focus 2019. Debate: Alliances for the climate – who can save the world and how?

Prelegents: Ewa Łabno-Falęcka (Director of Corporate Communication and External Affairs at Mercedes-Benz Poland), Marek Szolc (Municipal councillor, chairperson of the Committee on Environmental Protection), Maria Świetlik (activist of the Climate Camp a member of the National Commission of the trade union “Inicjatywa Pracownicza”)

Moderation: Piotr Trzaskowski (Head of Climate & Energy Programme in the Heinrich Böll Foundation Warsaw)

 

World in Focus 2019. Debate: Is the UN outdated? The role of international organizations in building international order.

Prelegents: Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir (Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights), Prof. Joseph Soeters (professor of organizational sociology at Tilburg University), Agnieszka Wójcik (UN Youth Delegate of Poland)

Moderation: Adam Dziedzic (President of the Board of the United Nations Association Poland)

 

World in Focus 2019. Opening session: Is there a European lifestyle and should we defend it?

Prelegents: Piotr Buras (Director of Warsaw’s European Council on Foreign Relations Office), Sylvie Kauffmann (Journalist, editor at Le Monde), Manuel Sarrazin (Member of the Bundestag), Ziemowit Szczerek (Journalist, cooperates with “Polityka”, “Gazeta Wyborcza” and “Dziennik”), Ellen Ueberschär (President of the Heinrich Böll Foundation)

Organizers: European Council on Foreign Relations / Heinrich Böll Foundation

 

World in Focus 2018, Opening session: Who holds the power now?

Prelegents: Mark Galeotti, Sylvie Kauffmann, Flavia Kleiner, prof. Jan Zielonka

Organizers: European Council on Foreign Relations, Heinrich Böll Foundation in Warsaw

 

Plenary session: What kind of Poland in what kind of Europe?

Prelegents: Piotr Buras, Dominika Gmerek, Irene Hahn-Fuhr, Łukasz Kobeszko, Łukasz Pawłowski, Piotr Trudnowski, Stanisław Zakroczymski

Organizers: European Council on Foreign Relations, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Projekt “Spięcie”

 

Debate: One hundred years of women’s suffrage – different experiences

Prelegents: Ałła Mitrofanova, Marta Dzido, Elżbieta Korolczuk, Agnieszka Lichnerowicz

Partner: Kolegium Europy Wschodniej

 

Debate: Good Climate – from activism to politics. Why is the climate political?

Prelegents: Edwin Bendyk, Cécile Duflot, Radosław Gawlik, Monika Sadkowska

Organizer: Heinrich Böll Foundation

 

Plenary session: What can Brussels do? European values and sovereignty

Prelegents: Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, Krzysztof Mazur, prof. Kalypso Nicolaïdis

Organizers: European Council on Foreign Relations, Heinrich Böll Foundation in Warsaw

 

Debate: How European is the European Parliament?

Panelists: Aziliz Gouez, Karolina Lewicka, Maciej Zakrocki

Organizers: European Council on Foreign Relations, Collegium Civitas

 

 

Defending Freedom – book presentation by Ralf Fücks

Prelegents: Ralf Fücks, Michał Sutowski, Karolina Wigura

Organizer: Heinrich Böll Foundation

 

Photos from the II edition of the World in Focus conference

13-14.10.2017 | Creativity Center, Warsaw

Photos: Marta Bogdańska

Photos available on Flickr.

 

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.

 

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 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 | 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 | 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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 
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