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 Creating Greater Synergies Among the EU Countries: A New Perspective for Visegrad Countries

 
Jean Monnet Chair of European Integration & World Economy Research Institute
Collegium of World Economy, Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), Poland
 
are organizing a conference on
 
CREATING GREATER SYNERGIES AMONG THE EU COUNTRIES:
A NEW PERSPECTIVE FOR VISEGRAD COUNTRIES
 
(Warsaw School of Economics, 12 June 2014, auditorium VII, main building )  
 
Conference is free of charge and open to the general public. All interested persons are welcome!​
  

On 1 May 2014 we will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the EU eastward enlargement. On this occasion, two organizational units of the Warsaw School of Economics: the Jean Monnet Chair of European Integration and World Economy Research Institute are organizing a one day international conference on “Creating Greater Synergies Among the EU Countries: A New Perspective for Visegrad Countries”.

The objectives of the conference are the following:

  • to compare and assess convergence (or divergence) processes among the four Visegrad countries (V4) that joined the EU in 2004 (Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia) and vis-à-vis EU15;
  • to evaluate the role of innovation in the development of Visegrad countries;
  • to discuss the experience of Slovakia with introduction of the euro and prospects of the euro adoption in other Visegrad countries.
 

 Draft Conference Programme

 
9.30 – 10.00: registration
10.00 – 10.30: welcome addresses
 
10.30 – 11.00: Keynote speech: Professor Willem Molle (Erasmus University, Rotterdam), Competitiveness, EMU and Cohesion. Conditions for an Effective post Crisis EU Policy
 
11.00 – 13.00: Session I: Economic convergence and cohesion: what is the future?
Chair: Professor  Elżbieta Kawecka-Wyrzykowska (Warsaw School of Economics)
Speakers:
Prof. Adam Ambroziak Ph.D. (Warsaw School of Economics)
Prof. Ingeborg Němcová, CSc. (University of Economics, Prague)
Prof. Ryszard Rapacki Ph.D. (Warsaw School of Economics)
Dr Sandor Richter Ph.D. (Vienna Institute for International Comparative Studies)
Dr Krisztina Vida Ph.D. (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
 
13.00-13.45: Lunch
 
13.45 – 15.30: Session II: Innovation for Competitiveness in V4 group
Chair: Professor Marzenna Anna Weresa (Warsaw School of Economics)
Speakers:
Dr hab. Arkadiusz Kowalski Ph.D. & Dr Małgorzata Lewandowska Ph.D. (Warsaw School of Economics)
Dr Oto Potluka, Ph.D. & Dr Tomas Ricks, Ph.D. (University of Economics, Prague)
Dr Paula Puskarova, Ph.D. & Prof. Stefan Zajac, Ph.D. (Institute for Economics and Management, University of Economics in Bratislava)
Dr Andrea Szalavetz, Ph.D. (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
 
15.30 – 15.45: coffee break
 
15.45 – 17.30: Session III: Euro area prospects. Visegrad countries and the euro adoption
Chair: Professor Adam Budnikowski (Warsaw School of Economics)
Speakers:
Prof. Anetta Caplanova, Ph.D. (Univeristy of Economics, Bratislava)
Prof. Dariusz Rosati Ph.D. (Warsaw School of Economics)
Prof. Andre Schmidt, Ph.D. (Private University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany)
 
During the conference we will present the newest edition of the „Poland Competitiveness Report 2014: A Decade in the European Union”. The book aims to determine Poland’s competitive position in the European Union 10 years after the country’s entry into the bloc. The cross-country comparison is conducted in both quantitative and qualitative terms, which allows the authors to forecast future trends and indicate some policy priorities.
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Research conference of Ph.D. students
 
On 13 June 2014 Research conference of Ph.D. students „The Visegrad Countries 10 years after European Union accession" organised by students of the full-time doctoral studies at the Collegium of World Economy will take place (room no 2B in building C, Al. Niepodległości 128, it will be held in Polish).
 
 

 Media Patrons

 
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 patronage

 

The conference is organized under honorary patronage of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

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and the European Commission Representation in Poland
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 Partners

 
 

 Steering Committee

 
Prof. Adam Budnikowski, Ph.D.
Dean of the Collegium of World Economy
 
Prof. Elżbieta Kawecka-Wyrzykowska, Ph.D.
Head of Jean Monnet Chair of European Integration
 
Prof. Marzenna Weresa, Ph.D.
Director of the World Economy Research Institute
 
Prof. Andreas Bielig, Ph.D.
German Economy Research Center
World Economy Research Institute
 
Prof. Józef Olszyński, Ph.D.
Head of German Economy Research Center
World Economy Research Institute
 
Prof. Ryszard Rapacki, Ph.D.
Director of the Institute of Economics
 
Prof. Grażyna Wojtkowska-Łodej, Ph.D.
Head of Department of European Union
Institute of Foreign Trade and European Studies
 

 Registration

 
Registration
 
Please send an e-mail to Monika Harach  monika.harach@doktorant.sgh.waw.pl
 
Questions
 
If you have any questions about registration, please contact Monika Harach monika.harach@doktorant.sgh.waw.pl
 
Conference fee
 
There is no conference fee. Conference participation is free of charge.
 

 Contact

 

Monika Harach monika.harach@doktorant.sgh.waw.pl

Renata Lipińska-Płońska
rlipin@sgh.waw.pl
tel. +48-22 564 93 70