Participation of SCIS representatives in International Conference in Poland
The international conference “The Communist Security Apparatus in East Central Europe, 1944 – 1945 to 1989” took place in Warsaw, Poland between 16 – 18 June 2005. The event was organized by the Polish Institute of National Remembrance (PINP) in cooperation with other eight institutions from the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland and Slovakia. Among the organizers were the Federal Commissioner for the records of STASI (Germany), the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Contemporary History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, National’s Memory Institute (Slovakia) and others.
Over 300 participants of 16 European countries, USA and Canada gathered at the halls of the Palace of Culture and Science. The interest on this issue was obvious after the organizers received over hundred proposals of reports to be presented.
At the final conference plenary, on behalf of SCIS - Mr. Orhan Ismailov presented a sign of honour of SCIS to Prof. Leon Kieres - Director of the Polish Institute of National Remembrance (PINP). During the concomitant meetings the Bulgarian representatives had many talks with representatives of similar foreign institutions directed to future cooperations and planning of common events.