With a number of Central and Eastern European countries celebrating their centennial anniversary of gaining or regaining independence, the plenary session focused on decrypting how can the painful lessons of the past, better prepare us for the future. The session began by opening remarks given by world-renowned historian from Oxford University: Professor Norman Davies. It then lively continued with a debate between two former presidents of Poland – Mr. Aleksander Kwaśniewski (1995-2005) and Mr. Bronisław Komorowski (2010-2015), jointed by Deputy Chair of the European Affairs Committee and former Prime Minister of Lithuania, Mr. Andrius Kubilius and Chairperson of the Committee on Foreign Affairs at the Parliament of Georgia Sophie Katsarava.