The Atlantic Council’s Warsaw office is delighted to announce “Warsaw Week 2024: A transatlantic agenda for an era of conflict and confrontation,” which will place from June 24 to June 28 in Warsaw, Poland. Warsaw Week is the Europe Center’s annual flagship conference in Warsaw that aims to highlight the importance of relations between the United States and Europe, with an emphasis on the central European perspective. 

In a decisive year marked by significant elections on both sides of the Atlantic, and ahead of Poland’s presidency of the Council of the European Union in January 2025, this year’s Warsaw Week will provide a platform to map out a constructive agenda for the transatlantic partnership weeks after the EU elections in early June. This week-long programming will examine the key topics in the transatlantic relationship including ongoing support for Ukraine, European security, European enlargement, and the Weimar Triangle.

The conference will feature high-level programming with distinguished US and European experts in Warsaw aiming to jointly strategize on how the US and Poland can work together to accomplish shared priorities in response to mutual challenges.

Please note: All programming will take place in Warsaw, Poland. For in-person participation in Warsaw, please reach out to Emma Nix.

Public events

Shoring up security and support for Ukraine
Tuesday, June 25 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CET

Europe’s relationship with defense has fundamentally shifted from a more cautious approach to one focused on developing greater capacity to both support Ukraine and prepare for potential conflict on the continent. Even as countries buff up their defense spending to unprecedented rates, Europe’s defense industrial base is still significantly underdeveloped. With the United States torn between Europe and a pivot to the east, strengthening Europe’s production capacity is a critical goal. In an era of growing geopolitical turbulence, how can Poland and Central Europe step up to boost European readiness while continuing to prioritize arming Ukraine and maintain regional capabilities?


Additional speakers to be announced

The next chapter for EU enlargement and integration
Thursday, June 27 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CET

As Europe bands together to fend off the rise of authoritarianism and growing insecurity on Europe’s eastern front, Central and Eastern European countries such as Poland have voiced their support for greater EU integration to improve regional security and stability. While the EU has stated that it views enlargement to the Western Balkans as a strategic priority, limited progress has been made in their accession. How can partners such as Poland and its Central European neighbors build on their mutual experience facilitate the European integration of the Western Balkans? How will the EU’s newly announced Western Balkans Growth Plan facilitate the region’s access to the EU’s single market? What must the Western Balkans do to ready themselves to join the EU?



#AtlanticDebrief is an interview series with leading transatlantic experts, policymakers, and newsmakers, that unpacks the challenges and opportunities facing the transatlantic relationship.

Stay tuned for the full lineup of #AtlanticDebrief interviews hosted as part of Warsaw Week 2024.

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