INVITATION: Reconciliation in Visegrad and the Western Balkans: Overcoming the Past Together

We would like to cordially invite you to an event organized by the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy and partners in the project “From Warsaw to Tirana: Overcoming the past together”, supported by the International Visegrad Fund. The event takes place on Monday, 20th of January 2020 from 3.45 PM in Hotel Leopold, Brussels (Rue du Luxembourg 35, 1050 Ixelles, Brussels).

  • Monday January 20, 2020 from 15:45 until 18:30
  • Hotel Leopold, Rue du Luxembourg 35, 1050 Ixelles, Brussels

I​n the first part, the project and the five written case studies will be briefly presented, and the discussion will then focus on the reconciliation experience and identified best practices from the examples from Visegrad and Albania and Serbia. The second panel will follow up with a discussion with representatives from the EU institutions about the future of the reconciliation process in the Western Balkans and its place in the European integration of the region.

Agenda:

  • 15:45 – 16:00  Registration
  • 16:00 – 16:10  Welcome notes by Jana Juzová, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy
  • 16:10 – 16:45  Lessons learned from Visegrad Group and the Western Balkans
    • Jelica Minić, Vice President, European Movement in Serbia
    • Anna Orosz, Researcher, Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary
    • Tomáš Strážay, Director, Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association
    • Moderator: Jana Juzová, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy
  • 16:45 – 17:30  Enhancing the reconciliation process in the Western Balkans
    • David Hudson, DG NEAR, European Commission
    • TBC, European Parliament
    • Moderator: Jelica Minić, Vice President, European Movement in Serbia
  • 17:30 – 17:50  Questions from the audience
  • 17:50 – 18:00  Closing remarks
    • Vladimír Bilčík, Member of the European Parliament
  • 18:00 – 18:30  Cocktail reception

Please register at bit.ly/ReconWB2 or contact us via brussels@europeum.org.

The event is also available on Facebook

 

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