Under the slogan “Europe in search of leadership”, the 30th Economic Forum has started in Karpacz, southwestern Poland. The event, which will last until Thursday, is to be attended by some 3,000 people, including representatives of the Polish government and guests from abroad.
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For the second time, the Economic Forum was organised in Karpacz, where it was officially moved from Krynica-Zdrój in southern Poland.
The Forum is the largest meeting platform in Central and Eastern Europe which not only offers discussions about security, prospects for economic development, contemporary challenges and overcoming crises, but also presents specific solutions to the aforementioned issues.
Debates at this year’s edition of the event will focus mainly on business, politics, climate, health, security, media, as well as challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As part of the Economic Forum, the 30th edition of the Europe of the Carpathians Conference will also be held. Politicians, experts and representatives of non-governmental organizations will discuss the key problems of Central and Eastern Europe. The talks will also concern the Green Deal, digitisation, international politics between the US – Europe – Russia – China, and the partnership between Poland and Ukraine.
According to the organisers, nearly 200 events are to take place during the Forum, in which 3,000 people from Poland, Europe, Central Asia and the US are to participate. Among the special guests will be the representatives of Polish authorities, as well as officials from the European Commission.
The convener of the Forum is the Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies, while the main partners of the Economic Forum are, among others Dolnośląskie province, the City of Wrocław and the Host City – Karpacz.