A panel titled “The Three Seas Initiative as a Topic of Study – Study of Local Cooperation from a Multidisciplinary Perspective” was organised on May 17, 2023, as part of the Three Seas Initiative Research Centre, Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences (ISP PAN). This panel was held during the Local Government Congress of the Three Seas and the Economic Forum in Lublin.
The Local Government Congress of the Three Seas and the Economic Forum was an international event which took place in Lublin on May 16th and 17th, 2023. This event was a part of the annual meetings of local government representatives from countries involved in the Three Seas Initiative. This year’s edition of the Congress was the largest local government event organised by the Three Seas to date. At the event, the Three Seas University Network was established to promote academic cooperation in the region.
The panel, organised under the umbrella of the Three Seas Initiative Research Center project, Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences (ISP PAN), is an event accompanying a new academic pathway of the Local Government Congress of the Three Seas. This pathway takes the form of a conference titled “The Three Seas University Network Towards Challenges of Science and the Region”.
The panel was a discussion focused on the current and potential academic cooperation under the Three Seas Initiative. Professor Agnieszka Orzelska Stączek, ISP PAN, project manager of the Three Seas Initiative Research Center project, Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences moderated the panel. The speakers included Professor Andžej Pukšto, a historian and political scientist at the Vytautas Magnus University, a member of the Lithuanian Society of Political Sciences and editor-in-chief of the journal Baltic Journal of Law and Politics; Dr Mihai Sebe, the Head of Unit for Training and Projects at the European Institute of Romania and a specialist in political science, international relations, and contemporary European and Romanian history, and Dr Miklós Mitrovits, a historian and Polish studies scholar, who specialises in researching 20th century Central and Eastern European history with a particular focus on Polish-Hungarian relations. Dr. Mitrovits is a researcher at the Institute of Hungarian History of the Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Central European Studies at the National University of Public Services.
Video from the panel:
Organisers: participants of the Three Seas Initiative Center project: Dr. Hab. Agnieszka Orzelska-Stączek, prof. ISP PAN; Maciej Skuza; Julia Dobrowolska; Jędrzej Błaszczak