The 13th Ukrainian-Polish Scientific Forum on the topic «New agenda for Europe and the European Union: Causes-Directions-Priority Goals» was held online on May 18–19, 2023. The event was jointly organized by Lviv Polytechnic National University and the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn as part of the Erasmus+ project of the Jean Monnet module «EU Initiative Eastern Partnership: Opportunities for Ukraine».
The participants of the ceremonial opening not only gave a welcome speech, but also summarized the achievements of the previous seven scientific forums and other achievements, which became a logical continuation of such international scientific events.
Also, during the first day of the Forum, there were held two round tables, dedicated to the role of local self-government bodies in overcoming the consequences of large-scale Russian aggression against Ukraine, as well as the regional dimension of the EU initiative «Eastern Partnership». Aneta Brzyska, Stepan Migus, Stepan Dembitskyi, Yurii Kushlyk, Iryna Suprun, as well as Viktor Leik, Myron Sych and Oksana Yurynets shared their scientific achievements and practical experience during the first round table. Yevhen Mahda and Tetiana Sydoruk revealed the prospects for the development of the EU initiative «Eastern Partnership» in the conditions of Russian aggression.
On the second day of the Forum there were five thematic sections, which focused on the following topics:
- foreign policy and diplomacy;
- the Russian-Ukrainian war and its influence on the modern system of international relations;
- education, culture, law and economy;
- strategic communications;
- national minorities and migration;
- Eastern policy of the EU and the European integration process of Ukraine, etc.
In total, 118 people – 59 participants from Poland and 59 from Ukraine – registered to participate in the Forum, together with the participants of the grand opening. It is important to note that ten of them are students of higher education institutions in Ukraine and Poland. However, together with the listeners, the number of participants of the Forum included more than 200 people. The speakers presented 36 educational and scientific centers of both countries – 21 from Ukraine and 15 from Poland.