LIV CICA – XV SECURITY FORUM KRAKOW 2020 7th–8th October 2020

Main organisers

CICA International
University of Public and Individual Security “Apeiron” in Krakow



    • Nebrija University in Madrid, Spain
    • Institute for National and International Security (INIS), Serbia
    • Institute of Security and Management, Pomeranian University in Slupsk, Poland University of Security Management in Košice, Slovakia
    • “Nicolae Bălcescu” Land Forces Academy in Sibiu, Romania
    • Armed Forces Academy of General Milan Rastislav Štefánik in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia
    • Autonomous University of Lisbon, Portugal
    • Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
    • Lviv University of Business and Law, Ukraine
    • The College of Regional Development and Banking Institute – AMBIS, Brno, Czech Republic
    • Military University of Technology in Warsaw, Poland
    • Department of the Sociology of Dispositional Groups, Institute of Sociology, Wroclaw University, Poland


We invite to the conference:
    • scholars and experts studying security
    • officers and employees of institutions and services ensuring civic security
    • students and Ph.D. candidates

Conference date and venue

7th–8th October 2020
Aparthotel Vanilla
Bobrzyńskiego 33 Street
30-348 Kraków, Poland
+48 12 354 01 50


Proposed topics

Europe’s chances, challenges, risks and threats security and defence policy in the actions of the EU and NATO

    •  international alliances and conflicts
    • the migration crisis
    • security sciences and security studies – global, local and personal research
      perspectives on security-related issues
    • national and international aspects of state security
    • public and personal security
    • security culture: personal, group, national and international dimension
    • conflicts and aggression – personal and group aspects

Conference schedule

7th October 2020, Wednesday

10:00–10:30 – participant registration

10:30–11:00 – festive opening of the conference and 15th anniversary of WSBPI “Apeiron” celebration

11:00–13:00 – scientific session

13:00–13:30 – martial arts show, group photo

13:30–14:30 – lunch

14:30–16:00 – scientific session

16:00–16:30 – coffee break

16:30–18:00 – scientific session 18:30 – banquet

8th October 2020, Thursday

9:00–11:00 – scientific session

11:00–11:30 – coffee break

11:30–13:00 – scientific session

13:00–13:30 – closing of the conference

13:30–14:30 – lunch

During the conference, an exhibition of scientific books will take place. We will present you books issued by the publishing houses Difin, Adam Marszałek, and Research and Publishing Institute for Security and Defence Studies WSBPI „Apeiron” in Krakow. Participants will also have an opportunity to visit the Erasmus+ information desk. We also invite you to participate in a poster session (more information can be found in the attachment).

Conference Honour Committee

    • Prof. J. Martín Ramírez, Ph.D. – President of CICA, Madrid, Spain
    • Assoc Prof. Juliusz Piwowarski, Ph.D. – Rector of University of Public and Individual Security “Apeiron” in Krakow, Krakow, Poland
    • Prof. Juan Cayon Peña, Ph.D. – Rector of Nebrija University in Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    • Prof. Eng. Ghita Barsan, Ph.D. – Rector of “Nicolae Bălcescu” Land Forces Academy in Sibiu, Sibiu, Romania
    • Brig. Gen. Plamen Nikolov Bogdanov – Rector of Vasil Levski National Mili- tary University, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
    • Prof. Adam Frączek, Ph.D. – UNESCO, Poland
    • Agnieszka Górska, Ph.D. – Rector of Olsztyn Higher School, Olsztyn, Poland
    • Gen. Andrzej Kapkowski, Poland
    • Dr. h. c. prof. Ing. Marián Mesároš, DrSc., MBA – Rector of University of Security Management in Košice, Košice, Slovakia
    • Assoc. Prof. Ing. Zbigniew Osadowski, Ph.D. – Rector of Pomeranian Univer- sity in Slupsk, Slupsk, Poland
    • Doc. Ing. Jozef Puttera, CSc. – Rector of Armed Forces Academy of General Milan Rastislav Štefánik in Liptovsky Mikulas, Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia
    • Prof. José Amado da Silva, Ph.D. – Rector of Autonomous University of Lis- bon, Lisbon, Portugal
    • Brig. Gen. Assoc. Prof. Ing. Tadeusz Szczurek, Ph.D. – Rector of Military Uni- versity of Technology in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
    • Prof. Larisa Yankovska – Chancellor of Lviv University of Business and Law, Lviv, Ukraine

Conference Scientific Committee

Chairs of the Conference Scientific Committee:

    • Prof. J. Martín Ramírez, Ph.D., Madrid, Spain
    • Assoc Prof. Juliusz Piwowarski, Ph.D., Krakow, Poland

Conference Scientific Committee Members:

    • Assoc. Prof. Tomasz Aleksandrowicz, Ph.D., Szczytno, Poland
    • Prof. Vanya Banabakova, Ph.D., Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
    • Prof. Ing. Josef Blažek, Ph.D., Košice, Slovakia
    • Assoc. Prof. Monika Blištanova, Ph.D., Košice, Slovakia
    • Assoc. Prof. Lech Chojnowski, Ph.D., Slupsk, Poland
    • Prof. Wojciech Cynarski, Ph.D., Rzeszow, Poland
    • Assoc. Prof. Krzysztof Drabik, Ph.D., Warsaw, Poland
    • Assoc. Prof. Janusz Gierszewski, Ph.D., Slupsk, Poland
    • Prof. Andrzej Glen, Ph.D., Siedlce, Poland
    • Prof. Teresa Grabińska, Ph.D., Wroclaw, Poland
    • Assoc. Prof. Karen Hallberg, Ph.D., Bariloche, Argentina
    • Prof. Kuba Jałoszyński, Ph.D., Szczytno, Poland
    • Prof. Ing. Vojtech Jurčák, CSc., Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia
    • Assoc. Prof. Rastislav Kazanský, Ph.D., Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
    • Prof. Waldemar Kitler, Warsaw, Poland
    • Assoc. Prof. Stanislav Križovský, Ph.D., Košice, Slovakia
    • Prof. Mariusz Kubiak, Ph.D., Siedlce, Poland
    • Prof. Jan Maciejewski, Ph.D., Wroclaw, Poland
    • Prof. Piotr Majer, Ph.D., Olsztyn, Poland
    • Prof. Jana Müllerová, Ph.D., Bratislava, Slovakia
    • Prof. Jerzy Ochmann, Ph.D., Krakow, Poland
    • Assoc. Prof. Antoni Olak, Ph.D., Krakow, Poland
    • Assoc. Prof. Camilla Pagani, Ph.D., Rome, Italy
    • Prof. Andrzej Pieczywok, Ph.D., Bydgoszcz, Poland
    • Prof. Viktor Porada, DrSc., dr. h. c., mult., Prague, Czech Republic
    • Assoc. Prof. Luis Garcia Segura, Ph.D., Madrid, Spain
    • Assoc. Prof. Piotr Siemiątkowski, Ph.D., Torun, Poland
    • Prof. Miroslaw Skibniewski, Ph.D., Maryland, USA
    • Prof. Lyubomyr Sopilnyk, Ph.D., Lviv, Ukraine
    • Prof. E. h. Dr. h. c. Otto Stammermann, Markhausen, Germany
    • Prof. dr Darko Trifunović, Beograd, Serbia
    • Prof. Łukasz Trzciński, Ph.D. Krakow, Poland
    • Assoc. Prof. Agata Tyburska, Ph.D., Szczytno, Poland
    • Prof. Andrzej Urbanek, Ph.D., Slupsk, Poland
    • Prof. Bernard Wiśniewski, Ph.D., Szczytno, Poland
    • Assoc. Prof. doc. Vasyl Zaplatynskyi, Ph.D., Kiev, Ukraine
    • Prof. Waldemar Zubrzycki, Ph.D., Szczytno, Poland
    • Prof. Dr. Vaiva Zuzevičiūtė, Ph.D., Vilnius, Lithuania

Conference Organisation Committee

    • Wojciech Czajkowski, Ph.D., Krakow, Poland
    • Marzanna Farnicka, Ph.D., Zielona Gora, Poland
    • Zbigniew Kuźniar, Ph.D., Wroclaw, Poland
    • Wojciech M. Hrynicki, Ph.D., Krakow, Poland
    • Paweł Pajorski, Ph.D., Krakow, Poland
    • Jarosław Stelmach, Ph.D., Wroclaw, Poland
    • Inga Uriadnikova, Ph.D., Kiev, Ukraine
    • Andrzej Wawrzusiszyn, Ph.D., Olsztyn, Poland
    • Dariusz Jurczak, Ph.D., Olsztyn, Poland
    • Doc. Anatolij Kibysh, Ph.D., Kaliningrad, Russia
    • Anna Seweryn, Krakow, Poland
    • Ewelina Brodziak, Krakow, Poland
    • Agnieszka Górska, Krakow, Poland
    • Jacek Piwowarski, Krakow, Poland
    • Kamil Domagała, Krakow, Poland

Conference Organisation Committee Office – contact

Ewelina Brodziak
+48 535 082 794

Anna Seweryn
+48 534 082 589

Agnieszka Górska
+48 535 082 201

Conference e-mail:

Conference proceedings

After the conference, submitted proceedings article that receive positive re- views will be published in journals issued by WSBPI “Apeiron”:

  • articles submitted in English will be intended for publication in “Security Dimensions” half-yearly (publication in the journal is award- ed 20 points by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education),
  • articles submitted in Polish will be intended for publication in „Kultura Bezpieczeństwa” half-yearly (publication in the journal is awarded 5 points by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education).

We additionally invite students and Ph.D. candidates to submit articles to the journal of Security Systems Research Circle at WSBPI “Apeiron” in Krakow – “Security, Economy & Law” half-yearly (publication in the journal is awarded 5 points by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education).

In order to publish a proceedings article, the author has to pay the conference fee (see section Participation fee payment terms) and their article has to receive two positive reviews. The decision about the publication of the article is made by Conference Scientific Committe.
Articles are to be submitted by 15th November 2020 to the address

Formal requirements

Manuscript length & page format

    • The Editorial Team accepts articles at least 10 normalised pages in length (12 pts, Times New Roman, 1.5 line spacing, 2.5 cm standard margins).
    • Articles should be submitted in formats supported by Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx, .rtf).
    • The Editorial Team reserves the right to abridge and edit submissions.

Language version
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Style Guide

All information regarding formatting, metadata, graphics, references, foot- notes and article structure are provided on our journals’ websites in sections “Instructions for Authors” &“Style Guide”:

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