On 19 February Rafał Bajczuk took part in the “Just energy transition, opportunity for EU industries-The role of hydrogen in the future-The example of energy transition in Germany” workshop organised by the ITRE Commission in the European Parliament.

Aleš Chmelař, who was nominated Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in December 2018 and before that served as a Secretary of State for European Affairs at the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, visited OSW on 13 February.

This year we are celebrating the tenth anniversary of the launch of the European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EaP), whose Poland was one of the co-founders.

In November 2018 representatives of the Montenegrin border police paid a study visit to Poland, organised within the framework of the Visegrad initiative, the Civil Servants Mobility Program.

On 15 November, the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) was visited by Roman Vassilenko, the deputy minister of foreign affairs of Kazakhstan.

The Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) and the Polish Embassy in London, in collaboration with the British think tank the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI), held a seminar devoted to Russia and the Western Balkans.

On 31 October, Dr. Anke Schmidt-Felzmann, an expert on Baltic and Russian Affairs at the FPRI (Foreign Policy Research Institute) and a former employee of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI), visited the OSW. Dr.

On 28th March a conference was held in Bucharest on the subject of Polish-Romanian co-operation. The conference was organised by the Romanian think tank New Strategy Center in collaboration with the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) and the foundation Institute of Eastern Studies (which organises the Economic Forum in Krynica).

A Polish-Macedonian seminar Think Tank Debate for European Integration was held on 12 March 2018 in Skopje. The seminar was organised by the Macedonian European Policy Institute (EPI) in co-operation with OSW and the Polish Institute of International Affairs, and with support from the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Poland in Skopje.