„Discussions on Democracy” was a main topic of the conference in Wisła (October 26-27, 2017). Members of our research team Anna Pacześniak and Maria Wincławska presented a paper “Do political parties still need members? Conclusions from empirical studies into the Polish political parties”. They discussed the results of qualitative research conducted among leaders, MPs and EMPs of six parties (Law and Justice, Civic Platform, Modern, Polish People’s Party, Democratic Left Alliance, Together), and quantitative research conducted among the rank-and-file members of four of the groupings: Polish People’s Party, Democratic Left Alliance, Together (the Civic Platform and Law and Justice questionnaires are still in progress). Our discussant Małgorzata Myśliwiec, from the University of Silesia offered us her thoughtful comments on our paper, for which we would like to thank her a lot.