In Poland, but close to Poles? On Belarusian emigration

Where: Warszawa

Witryna Domu Wschodniego, plac Konstytucji 6


Centrum Mieroszewskiego, Witryna Domu Wschodniego

Language: polski
Broadcast: nie

The presence of an increasing number of Belarusians in Poland is becoming an important element of social reality, and this phenomenon takes on particular significance in the context of the growing repression of the Lukashenko regime.

The meeting 'In Poland, but close to Poles? On Belarusian emigration' will provide an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the experiences and challenges faced by Belarusians living in Poland. We want to take a closer look at their search for refuge, their desire to freely express their identity and their quest for personal freedom in the face of political repression.

Our discussion will also aim to understand how Polish society reacts to the presence of Belarusian emigrants. What are the outlooks and expectations of both sides? What challenges do Belarusians face, and what values are important to them in their new environment?

The Mieroszewski Centre's opinion poll report "Belarusian emigration in Poland - opinions, attitudes, dilemmas" will be the reason for the discussion.

We have invited Pavel Barkouski, Deputy Representative of theThe United Transitional Cabinet of Belarus, Prof. Julita Makaro from the Institute of Sociology at the University of Wrocław and Dr. Max Rust from the Centre for Eastern European Studies at the University of Warsaw, to join the discussion. The discussion will be moderated by Piotr Pogorzelski, journalist of Belsat and author of the podcast "Po Prostu Wschód".

The event is organised in cooperation with the Witryna Domu Wschodniego.