June Conference 2022 PUNO
IV International Interdisciplinary Academic Conference

“Human beings and the challenges of the contemporary world”

Organization of the Conference

You can find a current programme here. (Programme is only in English).

Posters sent by participants can be reviewed here.

Book of Abstracts

The Book of Abstracts is available here.

About the Conference

Each generation faces particular challenges. Life – private as well as social – is subject to permanent changes, and these fluctuations bring successive tensions, antagonisms, and crises.

The development of civilisation and technology widens the scope of potential problems. Sometimes old challenges, unsolved difficulties and conflicts, return with new circumstances, taking contemporary forms and methods to undermine harmony and peace. Globalisation and universal access to electronic media mean that a challenge posed to a specific local community is discussed on the other side of the world and spatially distant events happen before our very eyes.

Citlali Rovirosa-Madrazo, in Living on Borrowed Time (2010), argued that“an opportunity to consider and change our situation, to try to understand the path that has led us here, and to think about what we can do to change the direction in which we are going. A crisis can open-up a genuine opportunity for us to gain ‘new knowledge’ and to chart new frontiers of cognition with real consequences for the course of future inquiry and discussion.”

Today, after another global meltdown, there are new challenges but also opportunities to formulate the world. It is worth looking at the statements of academic researchers, writers, artists, creators of culture. We invite sociologists, psychologists, epidemiologists, historians, managers, literary and cultural scholars to join the discussion.

Conference Topics

Proposed research areas:

  • political challenges (conflicts, local and international disputes, social problems);
  • economic and social challenges (inflation, economic sanctions, unemployment, domestic violence, pension systems, fluctuations in international trade, energy crisis, challenges for business, remote and hybrid work, crisis management);
  • psychological challenges of modernity (psychological help for war refugees, how to talk to children about war, depression and fears after the pandemic, the impact of isolation on group work);
  • humanities and the challenges of modernity (diagnoses and forecasts included in literature, film, visual arts, music);
  • the challenges of multiculturalism (integration, multicultural family, diversity of religions);
  • the family and the challenges of today (the family in the face of military conflict, broken families, the experience of border situations by families);
  • school and contemporary challenges (remote and hybrid learning, the impact of isolation on students, education for children of war refugees, the impact of remote education on the motor skills of the youngest students);
  • suffering and war in the contemporary world (crisis of humanity, war crimes in the twenty-first century, attitudes towards refugees, charitable organizations);
  • the health care system in the post-pandemic world (management and planning strategies, staff shortages, delays in the treatment process, ethical challenges);
  • ecology and challenges of modern times (energy crisis, shaping responsibility for subsequent generations, changing lifestyle).

The organisers are open to presentations that relate to the conference theme and to multi-faceted approaches to the proposed issues.


8th May 2022

deadline for submitting the applications and abstracts

22nd May 2022

acceptance of the applications

1st June 2022

announcement of the conference program

10th June 2022

publication of the book of abstracts

11th -12th June 2022

conference day

Honorary Patronage

Rector of PUNO
Prof Włodzimierz Mier-Jędrzejowicz

Academic Committee:

  • Prof. Grażyna Czubińska (Polish University Abroad, London, United Kingdom)
  • Prof. Elżbieta Perzycka (University of Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland)
  • Prof. Eunika Baron – Polańczyk (University of Zielona Góra, Zielona Góra, Poland)
  • Prof. Paweł Boski (University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland)
  • Dr Wanyenda Chilimo (Technical University of Mombasa, Kenya)
  • Prof. Rosita Deluigi (University of Macerata, Macerata, Italy)
  • Dr Priscilla Nyawira Gitonga (Kenyatta University, Kenyatta, Kenya)
  • Dr Justyna Gorzkowicz (Polish University Abroad, London, United Kingdom)
  • Prof. Jarek Janio (Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, United States of America)
  • Dr Agnieszka Barbara Jarvoll (Nord University, Nesna, Norway)
  • Prof . Barbara Kromolicka (University of Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland)
  • Prof. Aleksandra Łukaszewicz, (Academy of Arts, Szczecin, Poland)
  • Dr Magdalena Łużniak-Piecha (University of Social Sciences and Humanities , Warsaw, Poland)
  • Prof. Ramon Felix Palau Martin (Uniwersity of Rovira I Virgili, Tarragona, Spain)
  • Prof. John Mugubi (Kenyatta University, Kenyatta, Kenya)
  • Prof. Stephen Muoki (Pwani University, Kilifi, Kenia)
  • prof. Slawomir Nasuto (University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom)
  • Dr Ornat Turin (Gordon College of Education, Haifa, Izrael)
  • prof. Jan Stebila (Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem)
  • Prof. Wojciech Walat(University of Rzeszów, Rzeszów, Poland)
  • Prof. Jan Zalasiewicz (Leicester University, Leicester, United Kingdom)
  • Prof. Anna Zembala (Catholic University of Applied Sciences of North Rhine, Köln, Germany)

Organising Committee

Deputy Chairs
Administration office

e-mail: june.conference@puno.ac.uk

  • Adriana Górka,M.A. (Polish University Abroad, London, United Kingdom)
  • Joanna Rachwał, M.A. (Polish University Abroad, London, United Kingdom)
  • Urszula Walczak ,M.A. (Polish University Abroad, London, United Kingdom)
Media Group
  • Joanna Ogorzałek, M.A. ( Polish University Abroaf, London, United Kingdom)
  • Agnieszka Pluta-Szkaradek, M.A. (Polish University Abroad, London, United Kingdom)
  • Jarosław Solecki, M.A. (Polish University Abroad, London, United Kingdom)
  • Małgorzata Witkowska, M.A., MBA(Polish University Abroad, London, United Kingdom)

Text edition/Contact with media
  •  Agnieszka Gapińska, M.A. (Polish University Abroad, London, United Kingdom)
  • Tomasz Dziwiński, M.A. (Polish University Abroad, London, United Kingdom)
  • Katarzyna Karita,MPA (Polish University Abroad, London, United Kingdom)
  • Adrian Ligęza, M.A. (Polish University Abroad, London, United Kingdom)

    Conference language

    • Polish
    • English

    Forms of presentation


    It is anticipated that the conference proceedings will be published in a reviewed academic monograph by the London-based academic publishing house PUNO Press (included in the Polish list of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, LEVEL I – 80 points).


    • paper: 20 000 characters,
    • two positive reviews.

    Media Partners