On September 13, 2022, in the Libraria of the Collegium Maius the Department of International Relations and Foreign Policy of the JU Institute of Political Science and International Relations held a research seminar, entitled De Facto States in the International Relations. The seminar was followed by a farewell and thank-you ceremony for three employees who for many years have worked in the Department and at the Institute: Prof. dr. hab. Irena Stawowy-Kawka, Dr. Magdalena Trzcionka and Dr. Zbigniew Czubiński. Appreciation speeches were given by the Chair of the Department of International Relations and Foreign Policy, prof. dr. hab. Robert Kłosowicz, the Dean of the Faculty of International and Political Studies, dr. hab. Paweł Laidler, prof. UJ, and prof. dr. hab. Andrzej Mania. The event was also attended by the Deputy Heads of the Institute of Political Science and International Relations, dr. hab. Piotr Bajor, prof. UJ and dr. Edyta Chwiej.