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Dear Sir/Madam,
on behalf of the organisers, including the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism at Adam Mickiewicz University, the Centre for European Research and Education, Collegium Polonicum in Słubice and the Committee of Political Science at the Polish Academy of Sciences, we would like to invite you to the international conference on European affairs. Participants to the conference include academics representing Polish and foreign research centres, journalists, politicians and others interested in European affairs, the European Union and its relations with its close or distant partners.

The conference will be held at Collegium Polonicum in Słubice, Poland, which is a joint research and education centre of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). Premises of Collegium Polonicum are located on the Polish side of the border river.


Collegium Polonicum
ul. Kościuszki 1
69-100 Slubice


1-2 February, 2024

Main topic

The conference will be held in Collegium Polonicum at Słubice in Western Poland, just across the River Oder from the German city of Frankfurt/Oder. Collegium Polonicum is a joint research and teaching center of Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań and the European University of Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder. The Collegium Polonicum building is located on the Polish side, i.e., on the western bank of the Oder River.

The meeting in Słubice offers a platform to present results of scientific research on current affairs of the old continent and, primarily, to assess the results of the 2004 EU enlargement by 10 countries and its impact on the development in Europe, the European Union, as well as the EU cooperation with its close and distant partners. The aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, which started in February 2022, necessitates a scientific overview of the latest developments and consequences of the war. The 24th conference of the “Europe of the 21st Century” series, scheduled for 1-2 February 2024, will discuss:

  • results of the Europeanisation of political systems in new Member States;
  • effects of modernising economies in Member States;
  • comparison of public hopes and fears expressed before the accession and the current perception of European integration and the EU by its citizens;
  • determinants of the EU role and position in the global economy and international cooperation;
  • prospects for further enlargement of the European Union;
  • factors determining more intensive cooperation between the EU and its partners (e.g. post-Soviet states, Middle East, North Africa);
  • possibility of preserving old or creating new divisions in Europe and the EU itself;
  • impact of contemporary crises on the security of EU states and citizens and its various dimensions;
  • new social movements resulting from economic challenges and deepening disparities in the social structure;

  • role of social media in promoting European integration, creating an image of European organisations and institutions, and overcoming effects of the crisis;
  • barriers to and conditions for the development of Europe and the European Union in the face of growing competition on international markets;
  • desirable and possible changes in the EU legal and institutional system in the face of new threats, and related to them tasks for politicians, academics, and media and journalists.

The conference aims to integrate the scientific community around an important research issue that has become a permanent theme for the series.

The main language of the conference is Polish. Speeches and discussions during the plenary session will be simultaneously interpreted into English. Discussions in panels will be held in Polish and English as planned in the agenda. The organisers provide conference participants with accommodation, meals and the opportunity to publish papers, subject to their approval by reviewers.

The conference will be held offline. Due to pandemic restrictions, we invite to Słubice people vaccinated against Covid-19. The organisers reserve the right to change conditions to participate in the event the epidemiological status worsens.

General Agenda

  • Dzień "0"

    31 stycznia 2024 r.

  • From 17:00 on Wednesday you have the opportunity to arrive.
    AMU Student Town, ul. Piłsudskiego 14, Slubice, Poland

  • Dzień I

    1 lutego 2024 r.

  • Dzień II

    2 lutego 2024 r.

Conference Fee

Please find below the conferences fees
  • Additional Accommodation

  • Extra Accommodation (price per night)
  • 40 EUR
  • Passive Participation

  • Session Participation
  • Accommodation (2 nights)
  • Catering
  • Gala Dinner
  • 100 EUR

Conference Registration

We cordially invite you to participate in the 20th edition of the Europe of 21st century Conference