23 January, 2014 – 14:00 to 17:00
New Connect, Warsaw Stock Exchange

Central Europe

demosEUROPA – Centre for European Strategy, together with the Central European Policy Institute (Bratislava), would like to invite you to a discussion about where Central Europe finds itself after 10 years of EU membership. We will review the region’s record in the EU as well as look into the challenges of the next decade.

In the course of the event, we will launch the report on „Central Europe fit for the future“ which is a result of the work of a High-Level Reflection Group whose members included all the speakers and panelists at the event as well as Ivan Krastev, Réka Szemerkényi, Edward Lucas, Peter Javorčík, Josef Christl, Milan Ježovica, Katarína Mathernová, Martin M. Šimecka.

Programme:

14:00 – 14:30 Registration

14.30 – 14.35 Welcome (Paweł Świeboda, President, demosEUROPA – Centre for European Strategy)

14.35 – 15.00 Key-note introductions (Jiří Schneider, First Deputy Foreign Minister, Czech Republic; Henryka Mościcka-Dendys, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland)

15.00 – 15.10 Presentation of the report „Central Europe fit for the future“ (Paweł Świeboda, President, demosEUROPA – Centre for European Strategy; Milan Nič, Executive Director, Central European Policy Institute, Bratislava)

15.10 – 16.00 Panel discussion (Danuta Hübner, Chair of the Regional Development Committee in the European Parliament, former EU Commissioner for Regional Policy; Roman Kuźniar , Foreign Policy Advisor to the President of Poland; Henryka Mościcka-Dendys, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland; Rainer Münz, Head of Research, Erste Group Bank AG, Austria; Jiří Schneider, First Deputy Foreign Minister, Czech Republic)

Chaired by: Paweł Świeboda and Milan Nič

16.00 – 16.30  Questions and answers

16:30 Concluding remarks