2nd Poland-Hungary Forum – online event

9-10 November 2020

The phenomenon of Polish-Hungarian relations has been shaped over the centuries. The second part of this year’s edition of the Forum will be held online and will focus on strengthening the relations between the two countries, taking into account the existing cooperation and contemporary geopolitical conditions, as well as a thousand years of shared history. Participants will talk about joint activities in the area of economy, foreign policy, culture, innovation, regional cooperation and social policy, as well as share prognosis for the future and good practices in fighting the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The program of the event includes debates and meetings during which the economic and political cooperation between Warsaw and Budapest will be discussed, as well as the role of both countries in the structures of the European Union. Among the issues that will be mentioned during the Forum we can find cooperation between Poland and Hungary in the field of humanitarian aid. The discussion will be led by Waldemar Cisło, the initiator of the creating the first Polish-Hungarian orphanage in Syria, and among the panelists we will find Tristan Azbej, the Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Hungary responsible for helping the persecuted and Paweł Jabłoński, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland. Among the topics that will be discussed at the event, we will also find cooperation of twin towns, where we will be able to hear the history of 17 years of joint activity of Przemyśl and Eger, the similarities and differences in Polish and Hungarian family policies, which will be discussed by Minister Marlena Maląg and Katalin Novák, Minister without a portfolio for Family from Hungary, joint infrastructure investments, and even the achievements of both countries in the field of space research.

At the Forum, we will have the opportunity to listen to the most important representatives of the political arena from both Poland and Hungary, and to take part in an online cultural

Program of the event:

  • Polish-Hungarian humanitarian cooperation
  • Per aspera ad astra. Space research
  • In partnership there is strength – experiences of cities
  • Culture and history. Routes to the community
  • The economy and the second wave of the pandemic. Conclusions, challenges, perspectives
  • Family-friendly Europe. How to help in times of crisis?
  • Innovations in Poland and Hungary. How to effectively support start-ups?
  • Warsaw-Budapest fast railway

The event is co-financed by the Wacław Felczak Institute of Polish-Hungarian Cooperation.