International Conference in Opole, Poland – New Challenges for Borderlands Studies: Regional, European and Global Perspectives
In September 8-10, 2021 the Institute of Political Science and Administration of the University of Opole organized international conference devoted to borders and borderlands. The conference was an interdisciplinary event getting together political scientists, sociologists, geographers and economists from 13 countries representing more than 20 higher education institutions. Aside of 11 panel sessions, the participants enjoyed keynote lectures delivered by recognized experts on the field of borderlands: prof. Anssi Paasi (University of Oulu, Finland), professor Elżbieta Opiłowska (University of Wrocław, Poland) and doctor Sara Svensson (University of Halmstad, Sweden). As the conference gathered also partners from the newly established Border and Regional Studies Network (CEEPUS) it was a good opportunity to hold kickoff meeting of the network in order to discuss its future developments and priorities.