Narodowy Bank Polski


International conference

Poles in Contemporary Migration Spaces

Warsaw, 15 April 2014

Centre of Migration Research University of Warsaw (CMR UW) & National Bank of Poland (NBP)

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM), Committee for Migration Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences (KBnM PAN)

National Bank of Poland - NBP (Świętokrzyska 11/21, sala im. W. Grabskiego),
Polish Institute of International Affairs - PISM (Warecka 1A, conference room).

The conference will summarise the first decade of the post-accession mobility of Poles. On May 1, 2014 ten years will have passed since the European Union enlargement to Central and Eastern European countries. This event has had significant consequences on many levels, yet one of its most important features was the initiation of intra-EU mobility on a mass scale. This aspect especially concerns Poland which, next to Romania and Bulgaria, became one of the most important migrant sending countries in the EU. Thus, Warsaw seems like the perfect place to discuss the mobility experiences from the past ten years and relate to the heated public debate that, more often than not, is based on stereotypes and misconceptions which have deepened negative attitudes towards mobility and migrants in the past years.

The conference will consist of three sessions. The first (morning) session will be a plenary session organised as a panel discussion of four eminent migration scholars.

In the afternoon, two sessions running in parallel are planed, one related to the economic and one to the political aspects of the contemporary mobility of Poles.

The conference will be held in English. Due to security measures at the National Bank of Poland registration is required and a photo ID will be needed upon entry.

Please register by emailing

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