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 Brochure about YPIN.2017

Brochure about YPIN.2017

Falenty no XXIX - October 2016.report




YPIN workshop - Falenty no XXIX, Poland, October 14th - 16th, 2016














Annual General Meeting - May 20th-22nd 2016 - on YPIN on CSM website


"Kryzys jest słowem greckim, wiec towarzyszy nam od starożytności. Natomiast polskie przysłowie mówi, że co cię nie zabije, to cię wzmocni. Nakładające się kryzysy mogą Europie pomóc w zredefiniowaniu swojej roli i sposobu funkcjonowania. Być może kryzys i zarządzanie nim stanie się stałym elementem naszej rzeczywistości" – powiedziała dr Małgorzata Bonikowska podczas dyskusji o przyszłości Unii Europejskiej na spotkaniu sieci Young Polish International Network w Krakowie 21 maja tego roku. Oprócz prezes CSM w panelu uczestniczył Bogusław Sonik, poseł na Sejm RP oraz Marcin Żyła, zastępca redaktora naczelnego Tygodnika Powszechnego.














YPIN and Tönissteiner Kreis Conference - November 20th-22nd 2015. BERLIN

Europe’s future in Ukraine? Polish-German impulses for sustainable Eastern policy.



The Young Polish International Network and Tönissteiner Kreis organized on the weekend of November 20th-22nd 2015 their second joint conference in Berlin. Members of both networks discussed about “Europe’s future in Ukraine? Polish-German impulses for sustainable Eastern policy”.

The conference commenced on November 20th at the Polish Institute in Berlin with a ‘fireside chat’. H.E. Jerzy Margański, Ambassador of Poland to Germany, and H.E. Rolf Nikel, Ambassador of Germany to Poland, gave an account of the current state of Polish-German relations with a particular focus on policy challenges in Eastern Europe. 

The discussion was moderated by Cornelius Ochmann, Director of the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation.

The second day of the conference took place at the Hertie School of Governance and was kicked off with a keynote speech by Janusz Onyszkiewicz, former Polish Minister of Defence and Vice-President of the European Parliament. The speech was followed by a debate with Mr. Onyszkiewicz, Jakobine Janucek (Atlantic Initiative), Kai-Olaf Lang (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik) and Cornelius Ochmann (Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation), moderated by Gerhard Gnauck (Die Welt). The core question of the discussion concerned ways of interacting with ‘Russian interests’ in Eastern Europe.

In subsequent ‘idea labs’ participants took a hands-on look at the current state of the Ukrainian economy, politics and civil society. The labs were moderated by Ricardo Giucci/David Saha (Berlin Economics), Kyryl Savin (Deutsche Welle) and Iryna Solonenko (DGAP).

The conference’s final touch was a screening of the movie „YanukovychLeaks“. The movie shows Ukrainian investigative journalists who worked against the clock to preserve documents destroyed by Ukraine’s former president to cover corruption schemes. A discussion with the movie’s director, Olga Krainyk, and political activist and member of Ukrainian parliament Svitlana Zalishchuk followed.

The conference has been a sign of the lively contacts between YPIN and Tönissteiner Kreis and has demonstrated the potential of both networks to contribute to good Polish-German relations. 

Organizing team:

- Jan Jakub Chromiec (YPIN and TK)

- Julia Kahrl (TK)

- Ulrike Kind (TK)

- Nicole Kasper (YPIN)

- Anna Żurek (YPIN) 








YPIN Project in Munich: Leadership Training – October 15th-18th 2015


On October 15-18, 2015 the Young Polish International Network organizes Leadership Training in Munich.




The Leadership Training in Munich (aka School for Leaders of Polish Community Abroad) was a project initiated by Szkoła Liderów (SL) (http://www.szkola-liderow.pl), a Warsaw-based non-governmental institution which helps develop leadership skills, promote the public debate and support the leaders of the local communities. Numerous workshops for leaders of Polish community abroad already took place in Europe, Asia and North America; it is worth emphasizing it was the first time the Leadership Training took place in Germany. YPIN Munich http://www.ypin.pl was the regional partner of this particular workshop.




Our tasks included marketing, PR, recruiting and candidate selection (together with SL), accommodation, logistics as well as project coordination and supervision. We were also responsible for finding suitable speakers and presenters for the morning sessions.


Szkoła Liderów provided a program structure, took care of the recruiting process, coordinated communication with participants and sent a trainer to Munich.




Team YPIN Munich:


- Anna Jaworek (YPIN Regional Coordinator, project coordination, communication with partners, on-site support)
- Marta Lang (communication with partners, recruiting, on-site support)
- Anna Miller (scheduling, reservations)
- Michał Młynarski (YPIN Regional Coordinator, speaker, logistics, supplies)
- Izabela Wilkosz (YPIN Regional Coordinator, PR, communication with partners, workshop participant).

External partners in Munich (friends of YPIN Munich):

- Tomasz Rybicki (project manager, communication, on-site support, logistics)
- Małgorzata Brzeska (scheduling, on-site support).

Szkoła Liderów:

- Magdalena Mazur (Board Member, project manager)
- Paweł Cieślak (trainer).





Report_Leadership Training in Munich (15-18.10.2015)

"Energy Security in an Uncertain World" Meeting



On October 24-26, 2014 the Young Polish International Network with support from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany organized their 26th meeting.


During the weekend workshop organized by YPIN, young Poles discussed sustainable development, energy security and the post 2020 energy and climate package with experts from Warsaw, Berlin and London. The discussion took place in three languages. The workshop was organized back to back with the European Council, which meets in Brussels to take a final decision on the new climate and energy policy framework, including on further measures aimed at enhancing Europe's energy security. The outcome of the European Council is highly uncertain due to the position of the Polish government. Do young Poles understand the position of their government? How are these issues seen from the perspective of other capitals? Answers to these and other questions were searched for during the seminar in Falenty.