Europe with a View to the Future 2017

ECS 1 024Europe with a View to the Future is an international forum for European reflection.  This year’s forum will be held on May 25-27 2017 at the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk.


Topics to be discussed include:


- Russia: 100 years after the revolution. A return to imperial politics in Europe?


- Antiliberal counter-revolutions. How are they changing Europe?


- Collective memory – a space for conflict or dialogue?


- In what kind of Europe do we want to live? Europe 60 years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome?     


Click here to see the full agenda:


This year’s forum, the fifth Forum edition, will be dedicated to Leonidas Donskis (1962-2016) - Lithuanian philosopher, essayist, academic teacher and MEP who passed away in 2016. Donskis was a great friend of the European Solidarity Centre, editorial board member and author for New Eastern Europe. He actively worked for the Polish-Lithuanian dialogue and supported the development of young people from the Polish-Lithuanian border.


Learn more details at the event’s FB page at: and our website:,Jezyk,pid,636,lang,2.html


Personal Democracy Forum 2017

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Registration is now open for the 2017 Personal Democracy Forum


April 6-7 2017, European Solidarity Centre, Gdańsk, Poland


About The Event

The 5th edition of Personal Democracy Forum will serve as a platform of idea and experience exchange for people working for civic participation and transparency in public life with the help of new technologies in Central and Eastern Europe.


The jubilee edition of Personal Democracy Forum will take place on April 6-7, 2017 in the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk. It is planned for two days of both experts’ presentations and several interactive workshops. Keynote speeches will be interpreted and recorded in order to be published online for further use. The conference will be streamed on the conference related websites.


At this year’s PDF, we will concentrate on diagnosing the democratic system – what went wrong? Did the system fail us or did we fail? What are the next steps? Find more background for this year’s main theme.


To see the agenda, register and learn more please visit: 

The Rīga Conference Livestream

riga2As part of New Eastern Europe’s partnership with the Rīga Conference we are pleased to provide you with a live stream of the event from October 28th and 29th 2016.


The program for the conference can be found at:


The Rīga Conference has become a unique venue for constructive dialogue on international security issues between leading global decision makers. The event is organized jointly by the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation, the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia. The ability to facilitate such debates at various levels and with the participation of high level politicians, diplomats, experts, as well as  local and international media is a proof of our ability to think and work in a global context attracting key players and facing the issues that affect our societies the most.



After the NATO Warsaw Summit

NATO Ministers for Defence at the 2016 Warsaw Summit in PolandYou are cordially invited to attend the Jubilee XXV International Security Conference in Kraków titled: "After NATO Warsaw Summit: A Proper Response for Hard Times?" organised by the Foundation Institute for Strategic Studies in Kraków.

Read more: After the NATO Warsaw Summit

New report on future of Polish-Turkish relations

crescent and eagleThe report, titled "The White Eagle and the White Crescent: Poland and cooperation with Turkey in the European Neighbourhood” is dedicated to Polish foreign policy, the Polish development cooperation and the Polish-Turkish bilateral and multilateral relations. The report was written within the framework of the project titled “V4 and Turkey: Foreign Policy and Development Assistance in EU Neighborhoods”.


The report was researched and written by Adam Balcer, the Eurasia Project Manager at WiseEuropa, a Polish private think tank. He also works as a National Researcher at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and a lecturer at the Centre of East European Studies (SEW), University of Warsaw.


The project was led by the Charles University in Prague, and was implemented in co-operation with the Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association in Bratislava, the Center for European Neighborhood Studies at the Central European University in Budapest and the College of Eastern Europe in Wrocław. It was supported by the International Visegrad Fund.


Read the report online here