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Conference „Poland in European Union – 60 years of Treaty of Rome”

 „Poland in European Union – 60 years of Treaty of Rome” conference was organised by „Amicus Europae Foundation of Aleksander Kwaśniewski and Bronisław Komorowski Institute. The conference took place on the 25th of March 2017 in Warsaw, in Prymasowski Palace.
The conference was organised in cooperation with numerous institiutions such as Representative Office of European Commission, the Embassy of the Republic of Italy in Poland, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Friedrich Ebert Foundation and Robert Schuman Polish Foundation.

The aim of the conference was to think over 60 years of achievements of European Union and consider possibilities of future european development.
Conference was opened by Andrzej Majkowski – Chairman of the „Amicus Europae” Foundation’s board, Sławomir Rybiski – Chairman of the Bronisław Komorowski Insitute’s board, Alessandro de Pedys - Italian Ambassador to Poland and Marek Prawda – Director of the Representative Office of European Commission.
One of the conference’s most important guests and speakers was the former president of European Parliament – Pat Cox. During the conference former presidents of Poland – Aleksander Kwaśniewski and Bronisław Komorowski also gave their speeches. Presidents together emphasized necessity of further cooperation between Poland and European Union and pointed out that only united Europe will be able to cope with upcoming migration and globalisation challenges.
There were two debate panels on the conference. The first debate „ Globalisation and sovereignty in the XXI century: How to provide succes of integration in the changing world?” was led by Maciej Wierzyński. Debate was participated by Adam Daniel Rotfeld, Gesine Schwan, Rita Sussmuth and Jaś Gawroński.
The second debate „Between European crisis and migration challenges – Polish strategy for European Union” was led by Ireneusz Bil – Director of „Amicus Europae” Foundation. Dariusz Rosati, Joanna Mucha, Anna Skrzypek, Piotr Buras and Adam Szłapka took part in the debate.
During the conference the Declaration on the future of European Union was presented. Declaration was made by polish Parliament Commission for the future of European Union. It’s aim is to encourage member states to cooperate and remain in european unity.