The IDM delegation in Poland

The IDM delegation (Sebastian Schäffer and Malwina Talik) has been on a brief visit to Poland where we have met with stakeholders crucial for our profile and goals, and jointly organised timely open debates with partners from the IDM target country.

It was our great pleasure to start the visit with a meeting with Undersecretary of State Henryka Mościcka-Dendys at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland to discuss cooperation priorities in CEE and the EU.

Our next meeting was with Joanna Bekker and Kinga Brudzińska from Polityka Insight where we enjoyed the exchange about the current political situation in Poland, challenges faced by the EU, the EP elections and possible future developments.

We also had a chance to talk with Amanda Dziubińska and Lukasz Jasiński from The Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) about the future prospects for the Weimar Triangle.

We started the next day with a visit to Konrad Adenauer Stiftung / Poland where we had an engaging conversation with David Gregosz about the Polish-German relations and co-operation in face of the Russian war in Ukraine.

We also had a chance to catch up with Wojciech Przybylski from Visegrad Insight about current political developments in CEE, Poland, Germany and Austria.

Last but not least, our visit finished with a debate (with ambassador Jan Truszczyński, prof. Renata Mieńkowska-Norkiene, Sebastian Schäffer, moderated by Malgorzata Kopka-Piątek) on the future of the EU, jointly organised with Instytut Spraw Publicznych and University of Warsaw.