Thursday, 15. October 2020 – Thursday, 05. November 2020

World in Focus. Warsaw international gatherings

Date, Time
Thu, 15. Oct 2020, 4:00 pm  –
Thu, 05. Nov 2020, 5:30 pm Save in my calendar
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What world will emerge from and after the coronavirus crisis? Are we witnessing a breakthrough in European integration? What awaits transatlantic relations after the US elections? How to green the economy? These are just some of the questions that we will be asking during the new edition of the World in Focus. We also want to hear your questions, so join the discussion and find out what the world is talking about.

World in Focus. Warsaw international gatherings is a series of events about Poland, Europe and the world, during which we discuss the most pressing international issues. These talks are especially important in times of new challenges, crises and global changes. Intellectuals, experts and practitioners from Poland and Europe will appear on stage, but we invite everyone interested in current events and visions of the future of international relations to the discussion. For the fifth time, we will reflect on the processes of a changing world and ask questions about Poland's place in global changes.       

Debate “Do we need a new social contract? How the pandemic lesson will change the world we live in” will open the conference on October 15th. Delegates will meet in the studio and viewers will be able to join online. Among the distinguished guests is Ellen Ueberschär, president of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

This year's edition of the World in Focus is devoted to the change that is rapidly taking place in European and international politics. The coronavirus has shaken the world order and forced quick decisions going further than previously thought possible. Those who respond best to the crisis will decide the future shape of the world. During the World in Focus we will talk with you about whether Europe is effectively responding to this challenge. How will the global economic and political system change? Will we return to the old order? Is the crisis a chance for radical change? How can we save our planet?

Among our delegates are Eva van de Rakt, director of the Heinrich Böll office in Brussels, Kristian Brakel, director of the Heinrich Böll office in Turkey and green politicians: Franziska Brantner, member of the German Bundestag for Alliance 90 / Greens and Reinhard Bütikofer, Member of the European Parliament.

The World in Focus is open to everyone. For obvious reasons we will hold it this year in online  format: the opening debate on October 15th, and we will conduct further discussions from October 20th until November 5th. See you there!

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