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Alumni Event: Sustainability Priorities and Challenges in Poland!

Title of Event: Sustainability Priorities and Challenges in Poland

Country of Event: Poland, Warsaw

Name of Organizers: Antanas Bubnelis, Justyna Staniewicz, Marek Nowak, Wojciech Gadomski, Rafal Mikolajczyk

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Democracy and legitimacy crisis in Europe is on agenda of European Union

According to a good old tradition the students from Linnaeus University in Växjö recently participated in an Erasmus Intensive Programme, which was funded by the European Commission and took place this year at Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan, Poland. Apart from 8 students from Växjö, Sweden who study Political Science and represented Linnaeus University, there were students from Berlin School of Economics and Law (Germany), Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (Austria), University College Ghent (Belgium) and Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (Poland) who created a two-weeks open dialogue and discussed challenges for democracy, legitimacy crisis of the political parties and strategies against populism in different states of EU.


Linnaeus Univeristy students from Växjö visit Erasmus IP at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland

Photo: Iryna Mikhnovets

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INVITATION – gender equality seminar Warsaw

Alumni are welcome to the gender equality seminar hosted by the Swedish Institute, SWPS University and the Swedish Embassy in Warsaw.

The gender equality tour will be arriving to Warsaw after starting off in Bologna, in late March. This project highlights gender equality on the labor market and its effects on family constellations from an economic and social perspective, by asking questions such as;

  • How to achieve a gender equal labor market?
  • Why is a gender equal labor market necessary?
  • What effects will this perspective have on children?

The event will start off with opening speeches by the Vice Chancellor of SWPS, Prof. Teresa Gardocka, the Swedish ambassador to Poland, Staffan Herrström, and will continue with lectures by both Swedish and Polish experts. The seminar will be summed up with a panel discussion, moderated by the prominent author and journalist in Poland, Sylwia Chutnik.

All attendants will have the opportunity to see the photo exhibition; “Life Puzzle“, an exhibition on the experiences and challenges Swedes today face when balancing their professional life with family life.

RSVP no later than the 17th of May by sending an email to bratumila.pettersson@gov.se
Seats are limited and we can only guarantee seats to a specific amount of those that make an RSVP in time.

Date: 21st of May
Time: 10.00 – 14.00
Location: Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS)
Hosts: The Swedish Institute, SWPS University and the Swedish Embassy in Warsaw

More about the exhibition ”Life Puzzle”;
This documentary photo exhibition has been produced by the Swedish institute in order to picture the modern Swedish family and to give information about the Swedish parental insurance. It depicts 24 photographs taken from different situations in Swedish family life and where the parental insurance has taken effect. An important aspect during the production procedure has been to both picture the average family, but at the same time adding the ethnical diversity of Sweden and the social tolerance for alternative family constellations that is an important part of Swedish family policy.
The photo exhibition will be standing in connection to the seminar at the SWPS between the 21st and the 24th of May 2013.