Rector: “The political elites of Ukraine and Poland should maintain a dialogue and jointly make decisions on how to navigate complex situations”

The XXXII Economic Forum of Central and Eastern European countries, also known as the Central European Davos, has concluded in the Polish town of Karpacz. This event is, in fact, the largest annual gathering of this level in this part of Europe, bringing together prominent politicians, economists, scholars, business representatives, and non-governmental organizations. Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University was represented at the Forum by Rector Igor Tsependa and Vice-Rector for Socio-Economic Development Yaroslav Shynkaruk. They participated in various discussions, including those with the Head of the Economic Forum’s Program Council, Director of the Institute of Eastern European Studies, Zygmunt Berdychowski.

For over 5,000 participants, the Economic Forum in Karpacz is a special place where people who make political, economic, and social decisions can come together, establish valuable business contacts, discuss current agendas, and find the best solutions.

“This year, the program is exceptionally rich. There are numerous thematic panels and excellent speakers from many countries,” emphasized the honorary guest of the Forum, Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki.

On the last day of the Forum, the Rector of Precarpathian University, Igor Tsependa, participated in a panel discussion titled “New Horizons of Polish-Ukrainian Cooperation” within the thematic block dedicated to Ukraine’s reconstruction.

During the discussion, the Rector had a valuable opportunity to once again express gratitude to Polish universities for their assistance to Ukrainian educators during these challenging times. He also discussed the implementation of joint international projects with Polish partners, including the reconstruction of the metrological-astronomical observatory on Mount Pip Ivan and the construction of the International Youth Meeting Center in Mykulychyn.