On February 28 – March 1, 2023, the first anti-terrorist congress “Anti-terrorist and counter-terrorist activities. In search of good practices” took place. The venue was the Cardinal Wyszyński University in Warsaw, and the event gathered over 250 participants.The Congress was dedicated to representatives of government and local government administration, police officers, special services and other public security institutions, soldiers of the Polish Armed Forces, police and military special forces operators, rescue sector officers, security and technical security employees, security managers in public buildings and key facilities for state security, scientists, experts, and students.Thematic areas: (1) terrorism and terrorist attacks, (2) anti-terrorist and counter-terrorist activities – theoretical and practical aspects, (3) legal basis for anti-terrorist activities, (4) institutional dimension of anti-terrorist activities, (5) prevention and preparation in anti-terrorist activities (6) response and recovery in anti-terrorist activities.
The congress featured Jaroslaw Tokarczyk from our Association and also the representatives of the NATO DEEP eAcademy as the entity cooperating with us. This is Assoc. Prof. Piotr Gawliczek, PhD dr h.c. (NATO DEEP eAcademy Director) who delivered the key-note speech: “How to share counterterrorism awareness? NATO DEEP eAcademy best practices and recommendations based on DEEP Dive and e-CTRC solutions”. He referred to the international initiatives and projects of the NATO DEEP program, including the DEEP Dive podcast series on counterterrorism and an interactive e-learning course developed based on NATO’s Counterterrorism Reference Curriculum (CTRC). Also Dr. Karol Jędrasiak (NATO DEEP eAcademy VR Coordinator) and Katarzyna Kulla (NATO DEEP eAcademy PR Coordinator) were present.