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Policy Forum: Migration Crisis as a Challenge to Democracy

  • November 14, 2017

On 14 November, FRC, in collaboration with the University of Bialystok Centre for Direct Democracy Studies, will be hosting a policy forum on migration crisis as a challenge to democracy.



  • 14:00 – 14:30 Sandwich lunch


  • 14:30 – 14:40 Welcome and opening remarks

Dr hab. Elżbieta Kużelewska, University of Bialystok – Centre for Direct Democracy Studies

Dr hab. Marta Witkowska, Warsaw University – Polskie Towarzystwo Studiów Europejskich


  • 14:45 – 15:00 Keynote speech: [t.b.d]

Prof. Dr Anna Masłoń-Oracz, Warsaw School of Economics [PL]


  • 15:00 – 15:15 Keynote speech: The ethics of migration

Dariusz Kloza, Vrije Universitet Brussel [BE] & Peace Research Institute Oslo [NO]


  • 15:15 – 15:45 Panel Debate I: Is there a Migration Crisis in Europe?

Moderated by Dr hab. Elżbieta Kużelewska, UwB-CDDS

Panel: Dr Bogusia Puchalska, Lancashire Law School, Preston [UK]

Dr Magdalena Lesińska, Warsaw University [PL]

Prof. Dr Filip Krepelka, Masaryk University [CZ]

Dr Marta Pachocka, Warsaw School of Economics [PL]

Michał Czerniawski, Vrije Universitet Brussel [BE]


  • 15:45 – 16:00 Coffee break


  • 16:00 – 16:30 Panel Debate II: What is the role of mass media towards the current situation of migration in Europe?

Moderated by Dr hab. Marta Witkowska, UW-PTSE [PL]

Panel: István Hegedűs, Hungarian Europe Society [HU]

Dr Agnieszka Piekutowska, University of Bialystok [PL]

Milan Kubiatko, University of Zilina [SK]

Aleksandra Szczerba-Zawada, The Jacob of Paradies University [PL]

Władysław Jóźwicki, Adam Mickiewicz University [PL]


  • 16:30 – 16:45 Discussion

Moderated by Karolina Boiret, Warsaw University [PL]


  • 16:45 – 17:00 Closing remarks

Amy Weatherburn, Vrije Universitet Brussel [BE]


The language of the event will be English. Participation is free of charge.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please register at prior to 11 November 2017.