II SESSION | Study Session in Cracow

Centrum Dydaktyczne WPiA UJ, Aula A | *Please note that the program might be slightly changed.


January 12, 2018 - 00:00


January 14, 2018 - 00:00


Kraków Krupnicza 33a   View map

In the academic year 2017/2018 the AYD Study Session will take place in Cracow. The students will participate in an annual international conference organized by the Academy together with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Poland, entitled “The Role of EU and NATO in providing peace and security in Europe”. 

The event will focus on increasing the understanding among students and young professionals of the importance of EU and NATO for the continuous development of the continent. The conference will be also an occasion to present a report prepared by the Community of Democracies and entitled “’Democracy vs. Security: A False Dilemma”. 

The event will take place in partnership with the Department of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the International Visegrad Fund and the Community of Democracies. 

FRIDAY, 12th January 2018 (Hotel Wyspiański)


14:00-17:00 – Registration

18:00-19:00 – Dinner

19:00-20:30 – Preparatory discussion with students: “The EU and NATO as pillars of prosperity and security of the West – successes and challenges”


SATURDAY, 13th January 2018 (Department of Law and Administration, Jagiellonian University)

8:00-9:00 – Breakfast at Wyspiański Hotel

9:00 – Walk to the Department of Law and Administration

10:00-10:30 – Welcome Speeches

  • Dr. Katarzyna Pisarska, Director of the European Academy of Diplomacy

  • Prof. Jerzy Pisuliński, Dean of the Department of Law and Administration, Jagiellonian University

10:30-12:00 PANEL 1: Relaunching Europe: What is the Way Forward for the EU Project?

  • Dr. Jan Olbrycht, Member of the European Parliament, Poland

  • Christian Davies, Journalist, The Guardian, United Kingdom

  • Zuzana Netolicka, Chairwoman of Supervisory Board at the Association for International Relations (AMO), V4 in Europe Program, Czech Republic

Moderated by: Joanna Jasińska, Head of the VSPS Program at the European Academy of Diplomacy, Poland

12:00-12:30 – Coffee Break

12:30-14:00 – PANEL 2: NATO in a New European Security Environment

  • Robert Pszczel, Senior Officer at Public Diplomacy Division, NATO

  • Gergely Kovacs, Security and Defence Policy Officer, V4 in Europe Program, Hungary

  • Dr. Tomasz Pugacewicz, Institute of Political Science and International Relations at the Jagiellonian University, Poland

Moderated by:  Zbigniew Pisarski President of the Casimir Pulaski Foundation, Poland

14:00-15:00 – Lunch

15:00-16:30 – PANEL 3: Democracy vs. Security: A False Dilemma

  • Thomas Garret, Secretary General of the Community of Democracies, USA/Poland

  • Zuzana Papazoski, Poland Resident Director at National Democratic Institute, USA

  • Tomas Dvorak, European Affairs Information Department of the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, V4 in Europe Program, Czech Republic

Moderated by: Dr. Katarzyna Pisarska, Director of the European Academy of Diplomacy, Poland

19:00 – 20:30 – Dinner at Wyspiański Hotel

20:30 – Kraków sightseeing by night


SUNDAY, 14th January 2018 (Department of Law and Administration, Jagiellonian University)

8:30-9:30 – Breakfast at Wyspiański Hotel

9:30 – Walk to the Department of Law and Administration

10:30-12:30 –  Introduction to Leadership Circles (participation by early registration only)

12:30-14:30 – Sightseeing of Kraków (optional)

14:00 – Departures

Agenda in pdf  




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