Well, the first step of my habilitation-process is done: I just finished a small presentation before the commission.

Actually it is the second step, I have written a book (which was a bit more work ) and am awaiting an American professor to write the foreword. Once I receive that, the book is scheduled to go for printing and the whole dossier can be submitted to an external committee. If all goes to schedule, that committee can approve it before June after which the reviewers are assigned. Hopefully it can all be finished by the end of the year.

Funny thing is that I did not know what a "habilitation" was earlier: in Belgium it does not exist anymore (since 1995), but in Poland it is still a requirement for maintaining a research position (you can only be on such a position for a limited time after the PhD).