1. Organizer: The General Staff of Defense through the Iasi Branch of the National Military Museum “King Ferdinand I”.
2. Basis: Approval of the Chief of Defense Staff on report no. H-1276 from 08.07.2019 of the Direction of Instruction and Doctrine.
3. Period: 25-27 June 2020
4. Place: Iași, Romania
5. Sections of the Conference:
a) Romanian-Polish political-diplomatic relations between 1919 and 2020;
b) Aspects regarding the military cooperation between Romania , Poland and the Baltic states in the years 1919-2020;
c). Romanian-Polish cultural values and interference.
6. Purpose of the activity:
6.1. To approach in a scientific high visibility conference the role of the Romanian State and Army in achieving, together with Poland, a security system on the western border of peninsular Europe for the protection of the borders established at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919-1920 against totalitarianism and hostile actions that endangered the democratic values, peace and freedom of the states of Central and South-Eastern Europe.
6.2. To analyse the activities of military, diplomatic and military representatives belonging to various structures and institutions in Romania, Poland and the Baltic States which for a century (1919-2019) have contributed to establishing and maintaining close political-diplomatic cooperation , military and cultural channels between the states of the Ponto-Baltic isthmus and tackling how their memory is preserved.
7. Institutional partners:
- The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Bucharest;
- Jagiellonian University of Krakow (established in 1364, among the oldest university institutions in the world);
- University of Warsaw;
- The History Museum in Przemyśl, Poland;
- The 17th Wielkopolska Mechanized Brigade in Poland (maintaining the traditions of the 57th Polish Infantry Regiment, which in 1937 received the honorary name “King Carol II”). Currently, Bg. 17 Mc. “Wielkopolska” carries on military cooperation relations with Bg.15 Mc. ,,Podu Înalt” Iasi;
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania;
- The Romanian Academy of Sciences;
- The Iasi and Cluj branches of the Romanian Academy;
- “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi;
- “Babeș-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca;
- The Romanian Association for Baltic and Nordic Studies;
- The Metropolis of Moldova and Bucovina;
- The Roman-Catholic Archdiocese of Bucharest;
- The Roman-Catholic Diocese of Iasi;
- TheJoint Logistics Command / SMAp / MApN;
- The Iași City Hall;
- Bg.15 Mc. ,,Podu Înalt” Iasi.
8. Participants: approx. 70 scientific researchers, historians, representatives of scientific and cultural institutions and structures in Romania, Poland, the Baltic States and other NATO states.
Executive Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference:
Colonel (r.) Dr. Dan PRISĂCARU
The National Military Museum “King Ferdinand I”, Iasi Branch