The Euro-Atlantic Association (SEA)


The mission of the Euro-Atlantic Association is to contribute towards the creation of a civil society through initiating public discussion and developing dialogue with institutions responsible for strengthening Euro-Atlantic ties, security, defence and foreign policy of Poland.


The authorities of SEA

4The board of the Euro-Atlantic Association: Marek Goliszewski – president

4Executive Council of SEA: Janusz Onyszkiewicz – chairman

4Audit Commission: Barbara Nikiel – chairman


The Euro-Atlantic Association (SEA)

(www.sea.org.pl) was established in 1994 and played a significant role in terms of international lobbying for Poland’s acceptance to NATO. The defence and foreign policies were consulted with SEA by such prominent authorities as the President of Poland, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of National Defence. The Association also co-organised the Warsaw Transatlantic Forum in which NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer participated.

The members of the organisation address topics which are particularly important and often controversial: does Poland need an anti-missile shield; does Russia threaten Poland; can NATO protect our country?

In the near future, the Association plans to address such issues as the threat of terrorism in Poland, crisis management and Polish defence industry. Among the members of the Association are/were: the former President of the Republic of Poland Bronisław Komorowski, former Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki, former speaker of the Polish Senate Longin Pastusiak, former Prime Minister Hanna Suchocka and the former Minister of Foreign Affairs Władysław Bartoszewski.

The president of SEA is Marek Goliszewski.


Association’s objectives

4taking actions to promote lasting Euro-Atlantic relations and acting in Poland’s interest in the North Atlantic Alliance, the European Union and other security institutions of European democratic countries;

4disseminating knowledge about NATO’s role and tasks, the security and defence policy of the European Union as well as knowledge and skills concerning the defence of the country;

4supporting European integration also in the field of broadly understood security and defence policy;

4monitoring of Poland’s security and defence policy in terms of politics and economics;

4promoting the Polish industry operating to the benefit of national defence and security institutions and the latest technological innovations regarding defence and foreign policy.


The Association pursues its objectives by:

4organising meetings with well-known and prominent politicians;

4publishing, promotional and educational activities;

4co-operation with state authorities and other organisations and institutions involved in the issues of Poland’s defence, foreign policy and national security.


SEA specialises in the following subjects

4 NATO reform – what should be Poland’s stance on this issue?

4 What type of Alliance do we need, and what should we do to attain it?

4 What are Poland’s national needs related to its defence, as seen independently of the support received under the Alliance, given the new international security circumstances?

4 What are Poland’s interests during the new phase of nuclear disarmament, particularly regarding tactical atomic weapons and the means of transportation of such weapons?

4 European Union - NATO relations, as envisaged by Poland.

4 Should European Union have its own armed forces?

4 Poland’s stance on American security policy regarding Europe and the World.

4 The Kaliningrad Oblast – opportunity or threat?

4Ukraine’s future?

4 Russia after the 2018 elections.

4 Who is our friend, who should be our strategic partner and what should it mean – foreign policy priorities.

4 The future of NATO.

4 The presence of NATO’s troops in Poland – is it enough?

4 What alternative solution can be found to the American anti-missile shield in Poland?

4 The future of the anti-missile shield.

4Terrorism – a threat to Poland.

4 The state of Poland’s cybersecurity vs. current threats; cyberterrorism – its essence and characteristics.

4 Polish defence industry – challenges and opportunities.

4 Polish security and defence policy – new challenges.

4 Poland’s foreign policy through the eyes of the younger generation.

4 Poland’s energy security model.

4 New technologies for the Army.

4 SPACE – opportunity of threat?

4 European Defence Agency – will there be a European arms market and a European purchasing policy?

4 Quality and structure vs. the budget of the Polish Army.