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ABOUT THE NATIONAL FORUM OF YOUNG CRIMINOLOGISTS
(OFMK – OGÓLNOPOLSKIE FORUM MŁODYCH KRYMINOLOGÓW)



The National Forum of Young Criminologists, a part of Białystok School of Criminology (Białostocka Szkoła Kryminologii, BSK), is a pioneering project at the national level, established by Professor Emil W. Pływaczewski (the Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Białystok) and his research team: Professor Ewa M. Guzik-Makaruk (the Vice-Dean for Science of the Faculty of Law, University of Bialystok), Professor Katarzyna Laskowska and Professor Wojciech Filipkowski.

The main idea of the Forum was to create a research platform in Poland, so young criminologists from all over the world could exchange their experiences. The initiative aimed at integrating groups of young scientists (including lawyers, criminologists, sociologists, educators, doctors etc.), who represented different fields of science, as well as at creating a space where they could exchange information, share their experience and research accomplishments in the field of criminology. Another guiding idea was to foster cyclical meetings enabling the exchange of experience of young scientists and practitioners whose research interests or work experience lie in criminology.

The first National Forum of Young Criminologists was held at the Faculty of Law, University of Bialystok in Poland between 19 and 20 May 2016, under the heading: ‘Contemporary Crime and Social Pathologies from the Perspective of Interdisciplinary Research in Criminology’. More than 80 young people, representing 22 Polish research institutions, participated in the event, giving 27 presentations (divided into four panels) in two days.



Emil W. Pływaczewski, Emila Jurgielewicz-Delegacz, Diana Dajnowicz-Piesiecka (red.),
Współczesna przestępczość i patologie społeczne z perspektywy interdyscyplinarnych badań kryminologicznych,
Warszawa 2017, ss. 304.
Recenzja wydawnicza: prof. zw. dr hab. Lech Paprzycki.


The presented papers and considerations taken during the National Forum of Young Criminologists were included in a post-conference monograph titled “Contemporary Crime and Social Pathologies from the Perspective of Interdisciplinary Research in Criminology”, edited by Emil W. Pływaczewski, Emilia Jurgielewicz-Delegacz and Diana Dajnowicz-Piesiecka. Emilia Jurgielewicz-Delegacz, Ph.D. is the Chief Coordinator of the project, and Diana Dajnowicz-Piesiecka, Ph.D. is the Vice-Coordinator.


CALL FOR PAPERS


2nd Conference of the National Forum of Young Criminologists
Crime of the XXI Century – Opportunities and Challenges for Criminology

10 - 11 May 2018, Faculty of Law, University of Białystok, Poland

Dear Young Criminologists,

we have the honor to invite you to the 2nd conference of the National Forum of Young Criminologists, which will take place at Faculty of Law, University of Białystok (Poland) between 10 and 11 May 2018, under the heading: Crime of the XXI Century – Opportunities and Challenges for Criminology. Forum will be held in Polish, but the international panel will be in English.

The Conference Program Committee invites you to submit an abstract for an oral presentation (max 15 minutes).

IMPORTANT DATES:
- registration by 25th March 2018,
- notification of acceptance by 30th March 2018,
- payment of the conference fees by 12th April 2018.


REGISTRATION AND SUBMISSIONS: Online registration can be effected between 6th February 2018 and 25th March 2018 using the registration form which can be found at the following website. The deadline for submissions is 25th March 2018. Acceptance will be notified by 30th March 2018. As a selection of accepted papers will be published in a post-conference monograph, finalized versions of papers submitted for publication in the monograph should be emailed to ofmk@uwb.edu.pl by 10th May 2018 at the latest. The formatting guidelines will be provided later.

THE CONFERENCE FEE i.e. 85 EUR or 100 USD or 300 PLN includes:
- two-day conference programme,
- coffee breaks,
- lunch on Thursday and Friday,
- dinner on Thursday,
- accommodation in Hotel IBIS Styles Białystok (for 10th/11th May 2018 – one night, double room, breakfast included),
- certificate of attendance,
- publication of papers.

For single room you have to pay additional 25 EUR or 30 USD or 90 PLN.

If you would like to come earlier or stay longer in Hotel ibis Styles Białystok, please let us know, so we could help you with the reservation at favorable prices.

The conference fee have to be paid by 12th April 2018.

METHODS OF PAYMENT:
by bank transfer to the University of Białystok
Uniwersytet w Białymstoku
ul. M. Sklodowskiej-Curie 14
15-097 Białystok, Poland
account number: 79 1160 2202 0000 0002 4179 4289
with the postscript: OFMK 2018 - the participant’s name and surname

Please do not hesitate to contact the Forum’s Coordinators via e-mail to ofmk@uwb.edu.pl.

SCHEDULE:
The conference will start on Thursday noon (10th May 2018) and end at lunchtime on Friday (11th May 2018).

EQUIPMENT:
The conference room is equipped with an OHP, microphone and video projector for PowerPoint presentations – there is no need to bring your own laptop, but your presentation should be fully Windows compatible.

COORDINATORS:
dr Emilia Jurgielewicz-Delegacz
Chief Coordinator of National Forum of Young Criminologists
phone: + 48 512 582 039

dr Diana Dajnowicz-Piesiecka
Vice-Coordinator of National Forum of Young Criminologists
phone: + 48 603 837 789

CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT:
mgr Marta Dąbrowska
mgr Aleksandra Stachelska
e-mail: ofmk@uwb.edu.pl

TRAVEL INFORMATION:
Białystok is the largest city in northeastern Poland and the capital of the Podlaskie voivodeship, situated about 200 kilometres from Warsaw. It has historically attracted migrants from elsewhere in Poland and beyond, particularly from Central and Eastern Europe. This is facilitated by the fact that the nearby border with Belarus is also the eastern border of the European Union as well as the Schengen Area. It is the gateway to many natural attractions of the Podlasie region, known collectively as the Green Lungs of Poland, including the Biebrza and Białowieża national parks. Białystok is also the place of birth of Ludwik Zamenhoff, the inventor of the artificial language Esperanto.

Useful links
City map
About city
Weather

How to get to Białystok?
There are several possibilities for getting from Warsaw to Białystok. The trip to Białystok should take about 2.5-3 hours.

By plane:
The closest Polish international airports are: Warsaw Chopin Airport and Warsaw Modlin Airport, both located in the heart of Europe, about 200 km away from Białystok.
Chopin airport
Modlin airport

By bus:
Once you fly into Warsaw Chopin Airport or Warsaw Modlin Airport, you may take a direct express bus service that leaves for Białystok from either airport. The bus company is Plus Bus. On this webpage You will find schedule for buses to Białystok.
Buying bus tickets online in advance is highly recommended. The price of the bus ticket is about 40-50 PLN (ca. 10-12 euro). Plus Bus operates high quality coaches equipped with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi access.
An alternative to air, train and car travel is a bus connection Polski Bus or Żak Express, good value inexpensive inter-city express coach services based in Poland. The companies operate high quality coaches equipped with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi access.

By train:

Warsaw Chopin Airport:
1) by city bus & by intercity train:
take city bus no. 175 Warsaw Central railway station, (link) take a train (SKM, WKD) to Warsaw Central railway station or Warszawa Śródmieście (link) then take a direct train to Białystok (link),
2) by city train & by intercity train:
take a city train (SKM, WKD) to Warsaw Central railway station, (link) or later take a direct train to Białystok (link),

Warsaw Modlin Airport:
1) by city bus & by intercity train:
take a Modlin shuttle-bus to Warsaw city centre, then at Warsaw Central railway station take a direct train to Białystok (link),
2) by city train & by intercity train:
take a train, to Warsaw Central railway station, www.mazowieckie.com.pl take a direct train to Białystok (link).

Payment in Polish currency (PLN) for a train ticket is required, but you could also use your credit card or buy a ticket by means of ticket vending machines. The price of the train ticket from Warsaw – Białystok is about 30-40 PLN (ca. 10 EUR). Please note that there are many ATMs and exchange offices at the railway stations.

Address of the hotel:
Hotel ibis Styles Bialystok
Aleja Pilsudskiego 25
Bialystok

If you would like to order a taxi in Białystok by phone please dial:
+ 48 85 711 11 11 – Jaga Taxi
+ 48 85 746 46 46 – COOLtura Taxi
+ 85 744 44 44 – Komfort Taxi