24th Economic Forum (2014)more
Social, political and economic consequences of the global crisis undermined the effectiveness of generally accepted economic theories and financial institutions. Europe is facing the need for profound revision of its approach to social policy, relations with emerging economic powers, competitiveness and building economy based on knowledge.
Awards of the Economic Forummore
The first day of the Forum was crowned by the Gala Awards Ceremony of the Economic Forum. Like every year, the Programme Council of the Economic Forum in Krynica Zdroj awarded Man of the Year, Company of the Year, NGO and gave a prize New Culture of New Europe.
Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Zapatero was the Special Guest of the XXIV Economic Forum.more
Former Spanish Prime Minister and the leader of the Spanish Socialist Jose Luis Zapatero was the Special Guest of the last day of XXIV Economic Forum held in Krynica. J. L. Zapatero spoke at the Plenary Session summarizing the last quarter of Central and Eastern Europe
Russian President Vladimir Putin seems too determined in the quest to conquer at least the eastern part of Ukraine to refrain from implementing his plan – says the expert who advised on military strategy matters the Secretary of Defense.
The Forum is intended to serve as a discussion platform for politicians, business executives and experts. Approx. 600 participants from Poland and abroad are expected to attend it.
The Mayor of Krakow- Jacek Majchrowski and the Chairman of the Program Council of the Economic Forum in Krynica Zygmunt Berdychowski signed the agreement on the organization of the European Congress of Local and Regional Governments in Krakow.
Yes, We Could! – 25 Years of Democratic Changes, 15 Years in NATO, 10 Years in EU. How Poland Made It.
In Krynica, on 2nd of September, there was a launch of the report published by Institute for Eastern Studies, co financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, entitled “Yes, we could! 25 years of democratic change, 15 years in NATO, 10 years in EU. How Poland made it.”
On 3 September 2014, the 8th edition of the international parliamentary conference "Europe of the Carpathians" was held within the framework of the 24th Economic Forum in Krynica. The series of meetings were initiated by the Deputy Speaker Marek Kuchciński, and were dedicated to strengthening the cooperation of countries of the Carpathian region.
The leaders of local government 2014 are able to develop their communities and cities listening to the voice of the people despite the growing difficulties.
On Wednesday, during the Economic Forum in Krynica, Enea, Tauron and KGHM signed a contract with PGE for purchase of 10 percent of shares each in PGE EJ1 – a company responsible for construction and maintenance of the first Polish nuclear power plant.
For the eighth time Region’s Forum has become a place of debate about the key issues and challenges facing European governments. This year, the most popular themes during the Forum were those on financing investments, city innovations, international cooperation and environmental protection.
This would mean that the standard of living of in Poland would improve slower and the reasons to emigrate would become stronger. Moreover, the position of Poland in Europe would weaken and in the difficult geopolitical situation we would have problem with financing our military expenditure.
The development of tourism can be an important factor in the economic and social activation of regions. However, in order to be successful, regions should be aware of their resources and opportunities in terms of infrastructure and cooperation within different types of tourism, such as conference tourism, business tourism, religious tourism, recreational and sport tourism.
Leading politicians and business leaders invited to the debate shared their views on how to make Europe and CEE more competitive. With new leadership in the European Union – and low GDP growth figures from Germany – it is high time we ‘restart Europe’s economic engine’.
Guests about the Forum moreAleksander Kwaśniewski, Former President of the Republic of Poland
(...) One may already say that the Krynica's Forum has become a rooted, recognized institution, which plays its role in Central and Eastern Europe, and I think even in a broader sense - in Europe. (...) I am convinced that such meetings can be likened to a seed planted in the ground, which bears fruit with time. I believe that this fruit will constitute better communication and understanding, increasingly broader possibilities for cooperation, many new mutual initiatives and specific actions at different levels and platforms. They will be building a good future not only for our own nations, but also for the whole European continent.
Media about the Forum more
This lavish multilingualism was on Johnson’s mind at a conference last week in Krynica, just inside Poland near the border with Slovakia. The annual gathering (billed as “the Davos of the east”) is a kind of showcase for today’s Europe. The conference, though heavily Polish in attendance, is officially trilingual (English and Russian materials are available everywhere), and even more multilingual in its attendees. A typical panel featured two Hungarians, one Pole, one Czech, one German and one American.
This week’s Krynica Economic Forum, set in a spa town in the southern Polish mountains, is the most high-profile business conference for central and eastern Europe. Ukraine is the word on everybody’s lips. The conference opened with a speaker saying the Ukraine conflict was a bigger threat to the region than the 2008 financial crisis, describing it as “the toughest discussion we have ever had to tackle”.
Three thousands participants – from Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, as well as from Lithuania and Germany and, what is a novelty, also from India and China - once again came to measure the pulse of Central and Eastern Europe.