Creating a Sphere of Security in the Wider Central Europe

The Institute of International Relations in Prague in cooperation with the Polish Institute of International Affairs, the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs and the Slovak Foreign Policy Association cordially invite you to the conference:

Creating a Sphere of Security in the Wider Central Europe: Non-military aspects of security in V4 countries - prospects for co-operation

The aim of the conference is to focus on terrorism, radical Islam, organized crime and illicit migration and human trafficking, which have become important issues in the sphere of homeland security of the Visegrad countries. Among the crucial topics which will be tackled are the subregional cooperation of the V4 countries and the regional preferences in facing these transnational threats. One of the underlying issues will be to discuss the possibilities of enhancing the cooperation between the national and local law-enforcement agencies from the V4 countries and their neighbors in Eastern and Southern Europe.

Speakers include:

  • Martina Bolecekova, Faculty of Political Sciences and International Relations, Matej Bel University, Banská Bystrica
  • Jan Eichler, Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations (IIR), Prague
  • Magdalena Lesinska, Assistant Professor and Deputy Director, Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw
  • Miroslav Lison, Police Academy, Bratislava
  • Peter Marton, Research Fellow, Institute of International Studies, Corvinus University of Budapest
  • Miroslav Nozina, Research Fellow, IIR, Prague
  • Emil W. Plywaczewski, Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Bialystok
  • Szilveszter Poczik, Senior Researcher, National Institute of Criminology, Budapest
  • August Pradetto, Professor, Helmut Schmidt University - University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg
  • Tomas Radej, former Deputy Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Iraq
  • Kacper Rekawek, Research Fellow, Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM), Warsaw
  • Erzsebet Rozsa, Executive Director and Senior Researcher, Hungarian Institute of International Affairs (HIIA), Budapest
  • Ivo Samson, Senior Researcher, Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA), Bratislava

The conference will take place on Wednesday, 30th March 2011 from 9:30 – 16:00.

The venue is the Mirror Hall, Czernin Palace, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Loretánské nám. 5, Prague 1.

The conference is sponsored by the International Visegrad Fund.

ikona souboruProgramme of the conference.

Simultaneous translation in English and Czech will be provided.

RSVP: Due to the strict entrance security procedures at the MFA building and the limited number of seats in the conference room, we kindly ask you to register to the event via the e-mail address by Sunday 27th March 2011 at the latest.

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