Polish-British Belvedere Forum in London
The second annual Polish-British Belvedere Forum will take place in London 19/20 February 2018. This year’s theme will be: The UK and Poland in a Changing Europe: Coming Together or Moving apart?
The forum aims to deepen the dialogue between British and Polish civil society by bringing together a diverse group of mainly non-governmental actors from both countries and to strengthen the extensive partnership between our countries. It has never been so important to celebrate the broad spectrum of British-Polish connections. While the initiative is focused on our links through civil society, it enjoys the full backing of both governments and follows an agreement by Prime Ministers in November 2016 to complement annual, Polish-British intergovernmental consultations.
Following the success of the inaugural forum in Warsaw in 2017, the event, which this year will be held in the historic venues of Mansion House and Lancaster House in London, has doubled in size. 250 invited participants with strong Polish-British connections and wide-ranging backgrounds, including business, academia, think-tanks, politics, culture, media and the Polish diaspora in the UK, will take part in discussions on foreign affairs, history, migration, global trade, new technologies and civil society engagement.
The inaugural event took place on 9 March 2017 in Warsaw. The Belvedere Palace in Warsaw, an official residence of the Polish President, hosted the inaugural forum and consequently lent its name to the initiative, which will run annually, alternating between the UK and Poland.
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Source: British Embassy Warsaw