Eastern Partnership in the Covid-19 pandemic. Will the European Union still be interested in the project?

October 7, 2020 (Wednesday)
16:00 - 17:00 (GMT+2 Warsaw)

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Meeting ID: 958 0544 8180
Passcode: 173273

Moderator:
Beata Piskorska, Ph.D. – Institute of Political Science and Public Administration, Department of International Relations and Security, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
Panellists:
Prof. Markijan Malski – Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
Agnieszka Legucka, Ph.D. – Vistula University, The Polish Institute of International Affairs, Warsaw
Jakub Olchowski, Ph.D. – Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Institute of Central Europe
Daniel Szeligowski – The Polish Institute of International Affairs, Warsaw

Different views clash in discussions on the enlargement of the European Union with new member states. Despite different opinions among European leaders, there is agreement as to the benefits of stable and predictable partners in the immediate vicinity of the European Union. A chance for such a state of affairs on the eastern border of the Union is the Eastern Partnership program, launched by Poland and Sweden in 2009 at the EU summit. The unexpected outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has changed the priorities of many countries and governments. A significant number of them focused on reorganizing the healthcare system into the path of fighting the pandemic, saving economies from the crisis and maintaining jobs.

The prevailing COVID-19 pandemic is a time when Europe and the world need cooperation in a spirit of solidarity more than ever. Will the declarations of EU leaders made at the June Partnership summit that "Eastern Partnership is a priority of the EU's foreign policy" also be sustained in the conditions of the forecast economic crisis in Europe and in the world? Is there a chance that the Eastern Partnership countries will join the European Union before the Western Balkans countries? These and other questions will be answered by the participants of the panel entitled "Eastern Partnership in the Covid-19 pandemic. Will the European Union still be interested in the project?"

Organizers:
Institute of Political Science and Public Administration, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
Europe Direct Information Centre – Lublin of European Meeting Centre – Nowy Staw Foundation
Association for Education and International Research ERIA
Polish Society for European Studies, Lublin
Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Poland


Polish-Ukrainian relations in the context of the 21st century challenges and threats

October 8, 2020 (Thursday)
12:00 - 13:30 (GMT+2 Warsaw)

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Meeting ID: 996 0518 2408
Passcode: 561573
The event will be broadcast on Institute of Central Europe channel - Youtube service

Moderators:
Marek Pietraś – Director, Prof., Institute of the Political Science and Administration UMCS
Prof. Mykola Doroshk – Head of Department, International Relations, Regional Studies, Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Panellists:
Prof. Hryhoriy Perepelytsya, Department of International Relations and Foreign Affairs, Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Prof. Victor Matviyenko, , Deputy Director, Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Chair of Department, International Organizations and Diplomatic Service;
Tomasz Stępniewski Ph.D. – KUL (John Paul II Catholic University) professor, Deputy Director of Central Europe Institute;
Prof. Walenty Baluk – Director Centre of Eastern Europe UMCS, Department of international Security, Institute of the Political Science and Administration UMCS
Jakub Olchowski Ph.D. – Head, Department of International Security, Institute of the Political Science and Administration UMCS, Central Europe Institute

Points for discussion: confrontation between Russia and the West, hybrid war, nationalism, integration of Central and Eastern Europe, the Lublin Triangle, pandemic
All the materials will be published in the form of articles (in Polish, English, Ukrainian and Russian) in the following period

Organizers:
Institute of the Political Science and Administration UMCS (Maria Curie Skłodowska University)
The Central Europe Institute
Centre of Eastern Europe UMCS
Municipality of Lublin


Polish-Ukrainian local government and cross-border cooperation

October 8, 2020 (Thursday)
13:30 - 15:00 (GMT+2 Warsaw)

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Meeting ID: 978 5978 9518
Passcode: 450826
The event will be broadcast on Institute of Central Europe channel - Youtube service

Moderators:
Beata Surmacz, D.Sc. – Director, The Central Europe Institute
Prof. Anatoliy Kruglashov D.Sc. – Head, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Chernivtsi Jury Fedkovych National University
Panellists:
Prof. Vasyl Klymonchuk D.Sc. – Head of Department Kierownik Katedry Politologii, Przykarpacki Uniwersytet Narodowy im. W. Stefanyka
Mariusz Sienkiewicz D.Sc. – Department of Public Administration, Institute of the Political Science and Administration UMCS
Prof. Vladyslav Strutynskyy – Head of International Relations, Chernivtsi Jury Fedkovych National University
Prof. Serhiy Shvydiuk – Department of and Public Administration, Chernivtsi Jury Fedkovych National University
Katarzyna Kuć-Czajkowska D.Sc. – Department of Public Administration, Institute of the Political Science and Administration UMCS

Points for discussion: decentralization, local governance, local development, current state and the future Polish-Ukrainian local government and cross-border cooperation.
All the materials will be published in the form of articles (in Polish, English, Ukrainian and Russian) in the following periodicals "East of Europe" and “Teka” of the Committee on Political Science and International Relations

Organizers:
Institute of the Political Science and Administration UMCS (Maria Curie Skłodowska University)
The Central Europe Institute
Centre of Eastern Europe UMCS
Municipality of Lublin
Polish-Ukrainian local government and cross-border cooperation


When will the walls fall down? Belarus after the 2020 "elections"

October 8, 2020 (Thursday)
17:00 - 19:00 (GMT+2 Warsaw)

The event will be broadcast on Facebook

Moderation:
Iwona Reichardt Ph.D. – New Eastern Europe
Panellists:
Robert Biedroń – Polish politician, chairman of the European Parliament's delegation to Belarus (TBC) (Poland)
Andrzej Poczobut – journalist, Grodno (Belarus)
Olga Dryndova – Belarus-Analysen, University of Bremen (Germany)

During the discussion the panelists will analyse the course of the protests that have taken place on the streets of the Belarusian streets and their short- and long-term political and social consequences. During the discussion we will attempt to answer the question to what extent Belarus has changed under the influence of these protests and what does their course say about Alyaksandr Lukashenka's presidency. The walls which are used in the title are to provoke a question about both the long-term consequences of these protests and the process of Belarus' democratisation, but also its relations with European states and the European Union.

Organisers:
Ebert-Stiftung, Warsaw Office
Aleksander Kwaśniewski Foundation "Amicus Europea"
New Eastern Europe

discussion in English


European women at the time of COVID-19

October 9, 2020 (Friday)
15:00 - 16:30 (GMT+2 Warsaw)

The event will be broadcast on Facebook

Moderator:
Iwona Reichardt Ph.D. – deputy editor-in-chief "New Eastern Europe"
Panellists:
Indrani Das Schmid – TFEB WG „Equal Opportunity”, Gesellschaft zur Förderung der grenzüberschreitenden Zusammenarbeit
Kinga Anna Gajda Ph.D. – academic lecturer, Jagiellonian University (Poland)
Iryna Ivanochko – członkini Komitetu Sekcji ds. Równouprawnienia dla Kobiet i Mężczyzn Stowarzyszenia Miast Ukrainy, Administracja Rejonu Mikołajowskiego obw. lwowskiego (Ukraine)
Tamar Ghlonti – executive director of Guria Youth Resource Center, Civil Society Organization (Georgia)

The Covid-19 pandemic surprised everybody, but the highest price for its course was paid by women. At the time of the pandemic women undertook the role of workers, mothers, wives, but also teachers and volunteers. The panelists will be analysing how the pandemic changed women's lives In Europe and Eastern Partnership. Were their reactions to the pandemic similar or different? What was the first stage of the pandemic for them and what were the measurements undertaken by public institutions and what were those that women undertook independently of them?

Organizers:
New Eastern Europe bimonthly magazine
NGO Poland-East Cooperation Centre
The International Women's Club

discussion in English

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