About WEEC

Warsaw East European Conference (WEEC)

Warsaw East European Conference (WEEC) is one of the most important events devoted to the region of Eastern and Central Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus and Central Asia held in Warsaw. Ever since 2004, once a year, the historical building of the Old Library of the University of Warsaw changes into a scientific-political-economic center of the region. During a few days of conference, WEEC speakers and listeners present the most important, current and historical issues related to the Eastern issues.

WEEC is the region’s largest conference devoted to problems of the East.

WEEC speakers are world-renowned experts in the region, scientists, politicians, diplomats and journalists. Each year WEEC hosts representatives from almost all the countries of the former Eastern Bloc, Western Europe, the United States and Asian countries. Among the people who have taken part in WEEC are: Lech Wałęsa, Władimir Bukowski, Zbigniew Kruszewski, Valdas Adamkus, Andrew Michta, Leszek Balcerowicz, Matthew Bryza, Daniel Fried, Leonid Kravchuk, Micheil Saakaszwili, Gennadij Burbulis, Viktor Yushchenko.

WEEC is a conference devoted to the most important issues in the region.

Topics of discussions include:

Civil society, the rule of law

Communism, Post-communism, Transformation, Democracy, Authoritarianism

Culture and religion

Eastern Partnership

Economics, economic transformation

Energy security, NATO, regional security


History and contemporary issues

Imperialism, neo-imperialism

Minorities, borders, deportations

Nations, nationalities, national conflicts

Non-governmental organizations

West in the post-communist world

WEEC in numbers

discussion panels
round table session
hours of lectures and discussions
Guests from over 30 countries

volumes of post conference WEER
pages of programmes
pages of abstracts