Conference: Policy Lessons After 30 Years of Research on Transition

To celebrate 30 years since the 1989 parliamentary elections which paved the way to political and economic transformation in Poland and initiated the overthrow of the communist rule in the region of Central and Eastern Europe, CenEA and the FREE Network organise a conference entitled:

“Policy Lessons After 30 Years of Research on Transition”

The conference will be organised in the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk on 13.09.2019 and will include guest lectures by prof. Leszek Balcerowicz, prof. Erik Berglof and prof. Jeffrey Sachs (via livecast) as well as panel discussions involving academics and policymakers specialised in the topic of the post-communist transition.

The FREE Network – the Forum for Research on Eastern Europe and Emerging Economies – brings together researchers from Kiev (KSE), Minsk (BEROC),  Moscow (NES/CEFIR), Riga (SSE/BICEPS), Stockholm (SSE/SITE), Szczecin (CenEA) and Tbilisi (ISET) and promotes academic research and education in economics in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. Representatives from all of the participating institutions will take part in the conference.

Detailed programme of the conference can be found here. The conference is open to the public, but registration is required and places are limited. If you wish to participate in the conference please email us on