Invitation to Madrid: NATO: 1949 – 1999 – 2019. The 20 Years of Poland in the 70 Years of the Alliance

Next Tuesday, 22nd of November the presentation of the project „NATO: 1949 – 1999 – 2019. The 20 Years of Poland in the 70 Years of the Alliance”, will take place in Madrid. The Spanish partner of the project led by the Foundation Institute of Eastern Studies is Institute for International Affairs and Foreign Policy (INCIPE) . The debate on Poland’s 20th anniversary in NATO and the 70th anniversary of the Alliance will take place during the conference “NATO at 70: Old Dilemmas, New Security Challenges”, organized by INCIPE and the Spanish Ministry of Defence.

Poland’s 20th anniversary in NATO, the 70th anniversary of the Pact and the perception of Europe as the basis for the Alliance’s structures – these are the main points of the debate that will be discussed by:


Col. José Luis Calvo, Director of the Coordination Division and Security and Defence Studies, Spanish Ministry of Defence


Bogusław Winid, Former Permanent-Representative of the Republic of Poland to NATO and the United Nations. Adviser to the President of the Republic of Poland for Foreign Policy and National Security

Sofia-Maria Satanakis, Research Fellow, Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES). Associate Researcher at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

Felix Arteaga, Senior Analyst on Security and Defence, Elcano Royal Institute, Spain

The introduction and presentation of the project will be given by Anna Kurowska, Programme Manager for the Balkans, Institute for Eastern Studies

The project has been financed by the Department of Public and Cultural Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland within the framework of a competition “Cooperation in the field of public diplomacy 2019”.

You can download the publication: „NATO: 1949 – 1999 – 2019. The 20 Years of Poland in the 70 Years of the Alliance” here: (download)