INIS Institute for National and International Security has traditionally been a co-organizer of one of the largest security gatherings called XX SECURITY FORUM KRAKOW

16th–17th of May, 2024.


As every year , welcome to hospitable Krakow !



College of Public and Individual Security “Apeiron” in Krakow

Joint institutional organizers

  • Bulgaria – National Military University of Bulgaria Wasyl Lewski,
  • Poland – Academy of War Arts,

Military Technical University, Police Academy in Szczytno,

University of Natural Sciences and Humanities in Siedlce, Polish Society of Security Sciences,

International Scientific Society “Fides et Ratio”, Safety Project,

Polish Chamber of Protection

  • Romania – Military Academy of Land Forces Nicolae Bălcescu,
  • Serbia – Institute for National and International Security (INIS),
  • Slovakia – Military Academy Gen. Milan Rastislav Stefanik, Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica

Faculty of Political Science and International Relations, University of Security Management,

  • Ukraine – Lviv University of Business and Law

Anniversary conference “XX Security Forum Kraków 2024″

will be held on the date announced after the 19th Security Forum Kraków: May 16 – 17. 2024 

The issues of the Security Forum will cover security issues considered from the point of view of an individual security entity or institutions and other collective security entities. These issues, shown from the perspective of the thematic blocks given below , should be guided by the priority of security sciences over security sciences.

auxiliary NoBs.



Juan Cayon / CICA   President   , Rector

Prof. name Juliusz Piwowarski, Poland Prof. / Rector of the College of Public and Individual Security “Apeiron” in Krakow,


 Juan Cayon

Prof. name Juliusz Piwowarski, Poland Prof.

Eng. Gen. Ghita Barsan, Romania

Prof. Andrzej Glen, Poland

Prof. name Teresa Grabińska, Poland

Gen. Brig. Robert Kosowski, Ph.D. Poland Brig.

Gen. Ivan Malamov, Bulgaria

Dr. h.c. prof . Ing. Marián Mesároš, Slovakia

Prof. Mirosław Minkina, Poland

regiment Aurel Sabo. Jozef, PhD., Slovakia

Col. Prof. Eng. Przemysław Wachulak, Ph.D., Poland

Prof. Larisa Yankovska, Ukraine

CICA resident , Rector 

Rector of S B PI “Apeiron”, Kraków,

Rector of the Land Forces Academy Nicolae Bălcescu, Sibiu,

President of the Management Board of the Polish Society of Security Sciences

President of the International Scientific Society “Fides et Ratio”

Rector-Commandant of the Academy of War Arts , Warsaw,

Rector of the University  of Warsaw Wasyl Lewski, Wieliko Tarnowo,

Rector of the University of Security Management in Kosice,

Rector of the University of Siedlce,

Rector of the Military Academy Gen. Milan Rastislav Stefanik in Liptovský Mikuláš,

Rector-Commandant of the Military University of Technology in Warsaw,

Chancellor of the Lviv University of Business and Law,



Chairman of the Scientific Committee

Prof. name Juliusz Piwowarski, Kraków, Poland

Members of the Scientific Committee

Prof. name Tomasz Aleksandrowicz, Ph.D., Szczytno, Poland

Prof. Gordan Akrap Ph.D., Zagreb, Croatia

Prof. Vanya Kuzdova Banabakova, Ph.D., Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Prof. Josef Blažek, Ph.D., Kosice, Slovakia

Prof. Wojciech Cynarski, Rzeszów, Poland

Prof. name Krzysztof Drabik, Siedlce, Poland

Prof. Nicola Dujovski Ph.D., Skopje, North Macedonia

Prof. Thomas Wegner Friis Ph.D., Odense, Denmark

Prof. Andrzej Glen, Siedlce, Poland

Prof. Jan Goldman Ph.D., South Carolina, USA

Prof. name Karen Hallberg, Ph.D., Bariloche, Argentina

Prof. Radoslav Ivancik Ph.D., Bratislava, Slovakia

Prof. Kuba Jałoszyński, Ph.D., Szczytno, Poland

Prof. Ing. Vojtech Jurčák, CSc., Liptovský Mikulasz, Slovakia

Prof. Marcin Jurgilewicz, Ph.D., Rzeszów, Poland

Prof Vinay Kaura Ph.D., Jodhpur India

Prof. name Rastislav Kazanský, Ph.D., Banská Bystrica, Slovakia

Prof. Waldemar Kitler, Ph.D., Warsaw, Poland

Prof. Vasyl Kostytskiy Kiev, Ukraine

Prof. Marian Kozub, Kielce, Poland

Prof. name Mariusz Kubiak, Ph.D., Siedlce, Poland

Prof. Marco Lombardi Ph.D., Milan, Italy

Prof. Sabrina Magris Ph.D., Rome, Italy

Prof. Gregory Moore Ph.D., South Euclid, USA

Prof. John M Nomikos Ph.D., Athens, Greece

Prof. Viktor Porada, DrSc., Ph.D. hc, mult., Prague, Czech Republic

Prof. Andrzej Pieczywok, ​​Bydgoszcz , Poland

Prof. Alex Schmidt Ph.D., The Hague, The Netherlands

Prof. Shlomo Shpiro Ph.D., Ramat Gan, Israel

Prof. Miroslaw Skibniewski, Ph.D., Maryland , USA

Prof. Lyubomyr Sopilnyk, Ph.D., Lviv, Ukraine

Prof. Kavan Stepan Ph.D., Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

Prof. E. h. Dr. hc Otto Stammermann, Markhausen, Germany

Prof. Bogdan Szulc Warsaw, Poland

Prof. Tadeusz Szczurek, Warsaw, Poland

Prof. name Stanisław Topolewski , Siedlce, Poland

Prof. name Jarosław Stelmach , Wrocław , Poland

Prof. Lasha Tchantouridzé Ph.D., Nortfield, USA

Prof. Darko Trifunović, Ph.D., Belgrade, Serbia

Prof. name Agata Tyburska, Ph.D., Szczytno, Poland

Prof. name Andrzej Wawrzusiszyn, Olsztyn, Poland

Prof. Bernard Wiśniewski, Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland

Prof. name Vasyl Zaplatynskyi, Ph.D., Kiev, Ukraine

Prof. Wang Zhen, Shanghai, China

Prof. Waldemar Zubrzycki, Ph.D., Szczytno, Poland

Prof. Dr. Vaiva Zuzevičiūtė, Ph.D., Vilnius, Lithuania

Prof. Kazimierz Żegnałek, Kraków, Poland

1 The Scientific Committee is composed of independent scientific workers .



Chairwoman of the Organizing Committee

Dr. Marzanna Farnicka, Director of CICA POLAND

Barbara Piwowarska , Chancellor of WSBPI “Apeiron”, Kraków, Poland

Members of the Organizing Committee

Dr. Wojciech Czajkowski , Ph.D., Kraków, Poland

Dr. Paweł Pajorski , Ph.D., Kraków, Poland

Kamil Domagała , Kraków, Poland

Dr. Leszek Woszczek, Ph.D., Kraków, Poland

Jacek Piwowarski, Kraków, Poland





XX Security Forum Kraków 2024

“Current theoretical and implementation aspects of security sciences “

Thematic areas of the XX Security Forum scientific conference

– Security studies ( NoB ) and their substantive core, subject of research and object of research, considered from the perspective of NoB as opposed to the political science approach to security studies ; security entity – personal and collective (also structural ) dimensions; security environment : opportunities , challenges , risks , threats and interests of the research subject (its values ​​and striving to meet the related needs , including the need for development ).

Content management of thematic block no. 1: Prof. Ph.D. A. Glen, prof. W. Kitler, Ph.D. J. Piwowarski

– Security sciences ( NoB ) : protection and acquisition of information in two aspects: aspect 1 : internal security of the state ;

aspect 2: national security .

Content management of thematic block no. 2:

Prof. D. Trifunowić, prof. A. Żebrowski.

– Security sciences from the perspective of the psychology of threats and security

Content management of thematic block no. 3:

Dr. hab. J. Piwowarski prof. WSBPI, Dr. M. Farnicka, Dr. L. Woszczek hon. prof. WSBPI.

– Safety sciences in research on the proper functioning of technology as a special sphere of complementarily perceived and researched social reality :

aspect 1: social contexts and b) technical contexts security engineering aspect 2 : social contexts and b) technical contexts of cybersecurity

Content management of thematic block no. 4:

Prof. D. Trifunowić, Ph.D. Eng. J. Stelmach, hon. prof. WSBPI.

– Security sciences : commercial entities protecting security and state security : citizens watching and neighborhood watching

Content management of thematic block no. 5:

Prof. D. Trifunovic, Ph.D. J. Stelmach hon. prof. WSBPI, Dr. P. Pajorski

– Security sciences and global threat outbreaks and international impacts on various aspects of personal and national internal security.

Content management of thematic block no. 6:

Prof. D. Trifunovic, dr hab. J. Piwowarski prof. WSBPI

– Readiness to counteract terrorism – multilateral prevention, timely response and combating this destructive social phenomenon.

Content management of thematic block no. 7:

Ph.D. J. Piwowarski prof. WSBPI, Ph.D. Eng. J. Stelmach, Dr. P. Pajorski.

– Security culture – 3 KB attributes ( resilience and adaptability , protection , defense ) and 4 functions : F1: identification of active and potential threats ; F2: taking care of the existing level of security ; F3 : recovery of a given security level when it decreases; F4: increasing security and development – raising the security ceiling when forecasts indicate an increase in threats: this includes the necessary equipment and development for the security of personal, collective and institutional security entities.

Content management of thematic block no. 8: Prof. Marian Cieślarczyk, Ph.D. A. Filipek, prof. WAT, Ph.D. J. Piwowarski prof. WSBPI.

Papers can be presented in Polish or English. Speakers are asked to prepare short multimedia presentations in English – this is a mandatory requirement.

The deadline for receiving applications and abstracts is April 30 , 2024


Post-conference publications

[Presentation of the research tools we used to investigate the problem.] Results [ Results ]: [Presentation of the results of our analysis of the problem.] Conclusions

Conclusions ]: [Showing how important and useful the results of our research are in solving the problem.]


Articles for publication

It is also planned to publish the articles submitted to the conference in English in the WSBPI quarterly “Apeiron” entitled “Security Dimensions”. Articles should be sent by June 30 , 2024 .

“Security Dimensions” (ISSN 2353-7000) has been published since 2007. It is an international peer-reviewed open access journal. Our quarterly received 40 points on the MEiN list, and is also indexed in such databases as: ERIH PLUS, NSD, Publication Forum, CEJSH, CEEOL and ICV (in the last two years with a maximum number of 100 points).

Please attach a bibliography and short biographical notes of the authors along with a photo to the articles. All other information regarding formal requirements is available at the link:


Important dates:

April 20, 2024 – deadline for reporting to the organizers the willingness to take part in the conference in person (on-site).

April 30 , 2024 – deadline for sending the application form with the abstract and the conference fee

June 30, 2024 – deadline for submitting the conference paper

Conditions of participation in the conference:

The fee for participation in the conference depends on the method of participation in the conference:

  • full-time participation (including lunch, coffee breaks and banquet and fee for submitting an abstract and an article with a certificate of active participation with publication) – PLN 500
  • stationary participation without publications (including lunch, coffee breaks and banquet) with a certificate of participation – PLN 430
  • online participation (including abstract and article submission fee) – PLN 350
  • the fee for doctoral students is:

for participation in the stationary form – PLN 250 ; for online participation – PLN 100

The conference fee must be paid by April 30 , 2024 .

The account number for payment is provided below and in the application form, which we ask you to complete.

>>> The form is available at the link <<<


College of Public and Individual Security

“Apeiron” in Krakow

address: ul. Basztowa 10, 31-143 Kraków

51 1750 1048 0000 0000 2697 8068

title: Conference 2024_NAME and SURNAME

The conference will be held in:

Aparthotel Vanilla

street Bobrzyńskiego 33, 30-348 Kraków ( and online meeting )

WSBPI Apeiron in Krakow provides the possibility of booking single or double rooms,

There is a discount for the code APEIRON

limited number of discounts )


Framework program of the conference:

May 16, 2024, Thursday

10:00–10:30 – registration of participants 10:30–11:00 – ceremonial opening of the conference

11:00–13:00 – scientific session

13:00–13:30 – artistic performance, group photo

13:30–14:30 – lunch

14:30–16:30 – scientific session

16:30–17:00 – coffee break

17:00–18:00 – scientific session

7:00 p.m. – banquet


May 17, 2024, Friday

10:00–11:30 – scientific session

11:30–12:00 – coffee break

12:00–14:00 – scientific session

14:00–14:30 – end of the conference

14:30–15:30 – lunch