date | 25–27 maja 2017, czwartek–piątek
location | ECS, pl. Solidarności 1, Gdańsk
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concert | tickets: 20zł
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is a forum that provides a meeting space for reflection and dialogue amongst scholars, professionals, journalists, and politicians. The upcoming convention will be the fifth session of this project, covering relevant and pressing issues.

This year’s theme is Russian-European relations, marking 100 years since the October Revolution, with discussions pertaining to historical and current events. Participants will closely examine anti-liberal counter revolutions that alter Europe right before our eyes. In addition, the conference will address historical occurrences that have generated many modern conflicts as well as provide a space to determine what Europe we want to live in today. The conference will be made up of five panels.

The forum is in memory of Leonidas Donskis (1962-2016), a Lithuanian philosopher, academic teacher, member of the European Parliament, and dear friend of the European Solidarity Centre. Leonidas Donskis was a member of the editorial board, author of “New Eastern Europe”, and twice a panelist of the “Europe with a View to the Future” Forum. For many years, he has actively worked with Polish-Lithuanian dialogue, actualizing projects addressed to the youth.

/ Ambassador of New Europe | Award ceremony for the best books on the Polish market pertaining to the European topic; discussion with the laureate
/ Kwadrofonik Concert
/ Multicultural Gdańsk | Author’s tour of Gdańsk; guide: Mieczysław Abramowicz, writer and theatre director

/ 100 Years After the Revolution. The Return of Imperial Politics in Europe?
/ Anti-Liberal Counter Revolutions. How do they transform Europe?
/ Collective Memory. Areas of conflict or dialogue?
/ What Europe do we want to live in? Europe, 60 years after the Treaty of Rome.

Bogumiła Berdychowska / journalist specializing in Polish-Ukrainian relations
Adam Balcer / political scientist, WiseEUROPA, Centre for East European Studies UW
Piotr Buras / journalist, director of the ECFR Warsaw Office
György Dalos / writer and historian
Anna Maria Dyner / political scientist, analyst, Polish Institute of International Affairs
Nilgün Arisan Eralp / director of the European Union Department, Institute of the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey
Charles Gati / historian, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Relations
Roman Kabaczij / historian, journalist, Institute of Mass Information in Kyiv
Paweł Kowal / historian at Polish Academy of Science, politician, columnist, editorial board member of “New Eastern Europe”
Aleksander Kwaśniewski / former President of Poland (1995-2005)
Vesna Marjanović / politician, member of the Serbian parliament- Democratic Party
Georges Mink / historian, French Academy of Sciences, College of Europe, Natolin Campus
Nikita Pietrow / historian, Memorial Society
Marek Prawda / sociologist, diplomat, former ambassador of Poland in Germany and Sweden, head of European Commission Representation in Poland
Anastazja Sergiejewa / Russian activist, “For Free Russia” initiative
Eugeniusz Smolar / political scientist, Centre for International Relations, editorial board member of “New Eastern Europe”
Sylke Tempel / journalist, editor in chief of Internationale Politik
Robert Traba / director of the Centre for Historical Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Berlin
Lew Zacharczyszyn / diplomat, Consul General of Ukraine in Gdańsk

fot. Grzegorz Mehring / Archiwum ECS