2 March, 2016 – 10:00 to 19:00
Embassy of the Czech Republic, Vienna

 

On the occasion of the 25 years anniversary of the Visegrad group, the Czech V4 Presidency in Vienna in cooperation with the Diplomatic Academy Vienna will host a conference presenting the achievements of the Visegrad cooperation and its future priorities. CEPI’s Director Milan Nič will speak at the panel Regional cooperation in Central Europe and priority issues: Current dynamics. The panel will also feature presentation of the unique survey-based project Trends of Visegrad Foreign Policy, which CEPI was partner to.

Programme of the conference:

9:00 OPENING SESSION

  • Hans Winkler, Director, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Austria
  • Hubert Heiss, Director General for Europe, Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Austria

9:20—10:40 25 YEARS OF ACHIEVEMENTS, NEW CHALLENGES AND VISION FOR FUTURE

  • Chair: Christian Ultsch, Head of Foreign Policy Department, Die Presse, Austria
  • Erhard Busek, Chairman of the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM), former Vice-Chancellor, Austria
  • Eduard Kukan, MEP, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Slovak Republic
  • Janos Martonyi, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hungary
  • Andrzej Olechowski, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Poland
  • Libor Rouček, former Vice-President of the European Parliament, Czech Republic

11:00—12:45 REGIONAL COOPERATION IN CENTRAL EUROPE AND PRIORITY ISSUES: CURRENT DYNAMICS

  • Chair: Beata Jaczewska, Executive Director of the International Visegrad Fund
  • Dániel Bartha, Centre of Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy (CEID), Hungary
  • Vít Dostál, Association for International Affairs (AMO), Czech Republic
  • Mateusz Gniazdowski, Center for Eastern Studies (OSW), Poland
  • Gorazd Justinek, Centre for European Perspective (CEP), Slovenia
  • Otmar Lahodynsky, Profil weekly, Austria
  • Milan Nič, Central European Policy Institute (CEPI), Slovak Republic

12:45—13:00 CONCLUSIONS

Tomáš Kafka, Central Europe Department Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech V4 Presidency

You can download the programme of the event here.

 

Speakers

Milan Nič

Head of Future of Europe Programme