Press releases

Victory of national conservatives in Poland

Election night of the party Prawo i Sprawiedliwość

Poland has elected its new government. Not a single left-wing party has made it through the elections. Director Irene Hahn-Fuhr comments the outcome of the Polish parliamentary elections from a European perspective.

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Small corrections or a heavy earthquake? Polish European policy after the elections

Wybory parlamentarne w Polsce

The upcoming parliamentary elections are likely to bring several changes to the Polish political scene that could visibly influence the Polish European policy. Institute of Public Affairs and Heinrich Böll Foundation are pleased to invite you to a post-election briefing.

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Presidential elections in Poland

Andrzej Duda w Parlamencie Europejskim w marcu 2015 roku

Director Irene Hahn-Fuhr comments for boell.de and German audience the outcome of the Polish presidential elections, with a special focus on the European dimension.

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Europe with a View to the Future

European Solidarity Centre

For the third time, the international forum "Europe with a View to the Future" in Gdańsk has addressed the condition of European political community  and lessons learnt from the Ukrainian Revolution. These topics have been defined based on our continued analyses of the situation in Europe, which we see today as a continent struggling with a crisis of identity and terrorist attacks on the one side and a war on the other side.  Between 14th and 15th of May 2015 a number of high-level debates were held with major intellectuals, scientists, politicians and journalists concerned about common future of Europeans.

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X PAUCI Eastern Policy Forum

Peace in Ukraine?

The whole Europe experiences outcomes of the events in Ukraine and Russia, in particular economic sanctions, while threats to national security has again become a hot topic in many countries of the region.  The 10th PAUCI Eastern Policy Forum "Transatlantic Community versus Eurasia – Arising Challenges and New Opportunities", that took place on the 15th of December, was be an opportunity for a discussion between Eastern and Western partners – the representatives of politics, think tanks, academia and non-governmental organizations.

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Strategizing to overcome Gender Backlash in Central and Eastern Europe

III International Gender Workshop

In order to reflect on the regional implications of the presumably global trend of “backlash” in gender relations the offices of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Belgrade, Berlin, Kyiv, Moscow, Prague and Warsaw invited scholars and activists from Armenia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine to attend the Third International Gender Workshop in Berlin (27-29.09.2014).

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Green Visions for Local Governance

green city / susainable urban policies

Green policies for sustainable transport, participatory democracy, public services, education, housing and spacial planning. These are the leitmotifs of the European Conference “Green Visions for Local Governance". Green European Foundation, Green Zone Foundation and  Heinrich Böll Foundation in Warsaw office are honoured to invite you to attend on 12-13.09.2014 thought-provoking sessions focused on Green New Deal conecpets and concrete best practices suitable for current challenges. Please register and join us during the Congress!

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Transit at Big Book Festival

Big Book Festival

Big Book Festival – a book lovers celebration. Two days, several thousands of readers, 150 guests, 50 events in an international company, discussions, literary walks, public readings, virtual meetings, dozens of places. From serious tone to tongue in cheek – extraordinary urban spaces, streets, authors’ private rooms. An up-to-date festival engaging its audience in literary activities. Surprising and created together. Fully open.

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German energy transition

Germany has drawn a lot of attention for the Energiewende - the aim to switch to a renewable energy economy, phase out nuclear power and leave fossil fuels behind. But what exactly is the German energy transition: How does it works and what challenges lay ahead?

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