On the 15th of November in Rzeszow and on the 17th of November in Lviv the Scientific Conference entitled “Contemporary Socio-economic Issues of Polish-Ukrainian Cross-border Cooperation” took place. This event was organized by CBC Programme Poland-Belarus-Ukraine 2014-2020 in cooperation with Ivan Franko National University of Lviv and Rzeszow University, under the patronage of the Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Economic Development and Finance Mateusz Morawiecki.
For the Programme, it was a new format of discussing the issues of Ukrainian-Polish cross-border relations and various aspects of living on the borders. The themes of the presentations included history, religion, social life and political movements, education, science, employment, mobility, economy and finance to name just a few.
In total, over 200 participants attended both conferences.
The Join Technical Secretariat elaborated two publications from the event: the collection of 94 abstracts and the publication of 18 scientific papers written by Polish and Ukrainian scholars.
The subjects analysed and discussed during the conference can set directions for development of future cross-border projects, suggest the tools for solving common issues. In this way, the conference definitely provided added value to our Programme activities. The JTS plans to organise such type of scientific event in the upcoming year.
Honorary Committee of the Conference:
Prof. Sylwester Czopek, PhD – Rector, University of Rzeszów
Oleksandr Hanushchyn – Head of the Lviv Regional Council
Prof. Volodymyr Melnyk – Rector, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
Władysław Ortyl – Marshal of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship
Vasyl Pavlyuk – Consul General of Ukraine in Lublin
Prof. Krzysztof Rejman, PhD – Rector, State Higher School of Technology and Economics in Jarosław
Paweł Słowikowski – Head of the Joint Technical Secretariat, CBC Programme Poland-Belarus-Ukraine 2014-2020
Rafał Wolski – Consul General of Poland in Lviv