Seminar about the experiences of return migration - 26.10.2018 - Edge Hill University (Ormskirk)

Seminar about the experiences of return migration – 26.10.2018 – Edge Hill University (Ormskirk)

We would like to invite you to a research seminar, organized jointly by the Department of Law and Criminology (EHU), the Migration Working Group – North West (EHU) and the Institute of Law Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences that will take place on Friday 26th October 2018. The seminar will focus on the experiences of return migration from two distinct perspectives: one debating the forced returns of EU citizens (a case study of Poles) following contact with the criminal justice system and the second touching upon the ideas of ‘voluntary’ returns in and outside of the context of Brexit. Two presentations will be given on the day:

  • Prof Witold Klaus and Dr Agnieszka Martynowicz – “Researching experiences of Poles deported from the UK in the context of the criminal justice system involvement”.
  • Dr Zana Vathi – “Return migration and volition”.

The presentations will be followed by discussion and a networking lunchtime event. This seminar is organized with the generous support of the British Academy’s Visiting Fellowships Programme.

Event details:

Date: Friday 26th October 2018

Start time: 11am

Venue: Edge Hill University, Wilson Building, Room W15, Ormskirk.

Please note that the number of participants is limited to 30. If you would like to attend, please email Dr Agnieszka Martynowicz at

We hope to see you there.

International conference – 8-9.10.2018 r. – RETHINKING PATENT LAW AS AN INCENTIVE TO INNOVATION

RETHINKING PATENT LAW AS AN INCENTIVE TO INNOVATION International Patent Conference 8-9 October 2018

Timing: 8-9 October 2018

Location: Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer Management of Warsaw University of Technology Rektorska 4 street, Warsaw

Basic information:

8th and 9th October 2018 the Polish Patent Office together with the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Polish Society for Intellectual Property and Competition Law will hold the conference titled „Rethinking patent law as an incentive to innovation”. The event will take place at the Warsaw University of Technology – in its Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer Management.

With this conference we also take the opportunity to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first modern Polish patent statute and the establishment of the Polish Patent Office.

We would be honoured if you could participate in this event. The conference is intended to be an international event. We hope it will bring together academics, practitioners and policy makers as well as representatives of various business sectors. The purpose of the conference is to discuss patent law’s primary function of stimulating innovation. The speakers will consider this issue from various perspectives. They will look at both – substantive and procedural law issues, such as patentable subject matter, the scope of patent protection as well as patent remedies and models of patent enforcement. The conference panels will be organised around specific sectors such as pharmaceuticals, agriculture as well as ICT. We would also like to look at the influence of AI on patent law.

We very much hope that the conference will offer networking opportunities and foster vibrant debate among participants from all over the world. We would also like to use this event as an inspiration for further international patent conferences which we plan to organise in the future, possibly on annual basis. Conference admission is free of charge. In order to register, please complete the online form before 30 September 2018. You will receive confirmation within a few days of your registration.

Further information is available at the conference website:

International conference – 05.10.2018 r. – „Memory Laws in Post-Transitional Democracies: Case Studies form Post-Communist States Conference”


The conference is organized by ‚Memory Laws in European and Comparative Perspective MELA’ research consortium established between the Polish Academy of Sciences, Queen Mary University London, T.M.C. Asser Institute and University of Bologna, with support of EU Commission’s HERA grant no.15.094.


Warsaw, October 5th 2018
Venue: Mirror Room, Staszic Palace, Polish Academy of Sciences / Sala Lustrzana, Pałac Staszica, Polska Akademia Nauk


Keynote lecture: Prof. Nikolay Koposov, author of „Memory Laws, Memory Wars. The Politics of the Past in Europe and Russia”

Register at:

27. edition of the Summer Course on International Protection of Human Rights

Poznań Human Rights Center, Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Faculty of Law and Administration, Adam Mickiewicz University organizes 27. edition of the Summer Course on International Protection of Human Rights, 27.08.2018 – 5.09.2018.
There are still a few places available. More info: