World in Focus. Warsaw International Gathering

POLIN Museum
Mordechaja Anielewicza 6
00-157 Warsaw

European Council on Foreign Relations and the Heinrich Böll Foundation cordially invite you to the POLIN Museum in Warsaw on the 3rd-4th June 2016 to participate in the first edition of the event "World in Focus. Warsaw International Gathering", a two day journey through the most important and interesting issues of the modern world in the company of renowned intellectuals, experts and many interesting debaters from various countries.

Where is the world heading and what kind of future awaits Europe? How are today’s uncertainties affecting Poland and how will we deal with them? The World in Focus is an invitation to engage in meetings and discussions on international issues. Discussions, films and workshops will allow us to study contemporary challenges from various perspectives. We will discuss Russian propaganda and what the conflicts of the future could look like, how the elections in the USA will affect its foreign policy and whether “Islamistan” could emerge on European soil. We will also meet with reporters and refugees living in Poland. Concluding the event, we will seek an answer to the question of how Po-land should act in Europe and beyond in these turbulent times full of multi-faceted challenges.

The World in Focus is for all those who share our fascination with the world and concerns about its future. We kindly ask that you register for the event in advance via this special form. Please join the event on Facebook and invite your friends.

Further information, including profiles of our guests and a range of educational and informational content, is available at:  and our fanpage.

The majority of sessions will be translated simultaneously into Polish and English.

We look forward to seeing you at the POLIN Museum on the 3rd and 4th of June!

Download the invitation and the programme.

Partners: Orange Foundation, Against Gravity, Centre for Civic Education, Centre for European Policy Analysis, The Polish Forum of Young Diplomats, Humanity in Action Poland, New Eastern Europe, Nowa Europa Wschodnia, The Polish Migration Forum.

Honorary patronage: Mayor of Warsaw

Patrons: Commissioner for Human Rights of the Republic of Poland, POLIN Museum, Collegium Civitas, Polish Radio, Rzeczpospolita, Centre for International Initiatives, University of Warsaw Students' Union, Political Critique, Liberal Culture,, Biznes Alert

Logo and graphic materials: Rzeczy Obrazkowe