doi:10.3849/1802-7199

The Year of the New Presidencies: The Visegrad Countries in the EU

Association for International Affairs in cooperation with Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung holds an international conference on "The Year of the New Presidencies: The Visegrad Countries in the EU". Representatives of public, academic as well as civil sphere from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia will discuss the positions and visions of the Visegrad countries within the European Union, not leaving the debate about current Eurozone crisis behind. Have the Central European countries been able to find their place among other 27 members of the Union? What formal and informal mechanisms, if any, have the Visegrad countries developed to follow their own goals? And how do they envisage future of the EU? Together, distinguished speakers will seek to answers those questions.

Conference programme:

09:30 - 10:00 Registration

10:00 - 10:15 Welcome remarks

Maria Staszkiewicz, Director, Association for International Affairs, Czech Republic
Václav Bacovský, Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung, Czech Republic

10:15 - 12:00 Panel I: Visions and ways: What do we want in the EU and how we get there

Chair: Maria Staszkiewicz, Director, Association for International Affairs, Czech Republic
Jiří Georgiev, Deputy Director General, Czech Office of the Government, Czech Republic
Vladimír Bartovic, Director, Department of Strategic Planning and Analyses, Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Slovakia
Szabolcs Horváth, Senior Advisor to the Minister of State, EU Affairs Cabinet, Hungary
Leszek Jesień, EU Programme Coordinator, The Polish Institute of International Affairs, Poland

12:00 - 12:20 Coffee break

12:20 - 14:00 Panel II: Expert perspective: Evaluating seven years and three presidencies

Chair: Viera Knutelská, Research Fellow, Association for International Affairs, Czech Republic
Zuzana Lisoňová,  Research Fellow, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
István Hegedüs, Chairman, Hungarian Europe Society, Hungary
Vít Beneš, Researcher, Institute of International Relations, Czech Republic
Leszek Jesień, EU Programme Coordinator, The Polish Institute of International Affairs, Poland

14:00 - 15:00 Buffet lunch

Working language: English

Time and venue:

Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 09:30 - 16:00
European House, Jungmannova 24, Prague 1

R.S.V.P. by Sunday 23 October at registrace@amo.cz.

Kontakt:

Tereza Jermanová
Conference Service
tereza.jermanova@amo.cz
tel.: +420 775 281 971

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