Forum in 1992-1999
The problem range of the first meetings in Krynica was related mainly to the Polish Eastern policy. The new situation, which developed after 1989, made the political and economic contacts with the countries of the Russian Federation an essential element of Polish foreign policy. The first Forum was held in autumn 1992. At that time the number of participants was around 100 people mostly Poles. That meeting was fundamentally different from those that we witness today. First of all because of the small number of participants, secondly in view of the subject range and a little organizational potential at that time.
Year by year the Forum in Krynica was becoming a place for an exchange of experiences among the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, which undergo economic transformations. Its importance was also growing – supported by participation of high rank personalities, and also reinforced by a greater number of participants from increasingly more countries.