Following the success of the previous Dwa Bratanki conferences, this year’s forum is to be organised on the 26th of September 2019, in the Polish Institute in Budapest.
Following the success of the previous Dwa Bratanki conferences, this year’s forum is to be organised on the 26th of September 2019, in the Polish Institute in Budapest. As in the prior years, we co-organise our conference with the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) and with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Hungary and Polish Institute in Budapest.
The main goal of this annual series is to enhance foreign policy cooperation between Poland and Hungary through emphasizing the main points of convergence and common interests, while also identifying the roots of the existing differences in order to find potential strategies for their settlement. This year we will focus on the achievements of V4 in the recent years, the questions, hopes and concerns surrounding the next enlargement of the EU with the current situtation in the Western Balkans, as well as expected directions the EU might be heading in following the elections.
Program of the event:
9:15-9:20 Welcoming remarks
Mr. Dániel Bartha, Executive Director, Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy (CEID)
Mr. Łukasz Kulesa, Deputy Head of Research, Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
9:20 – 9:45 Opening Speech
H.E. Mr. Jerzy Snopek, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Hungary
Mr. Zsolt Németh, Head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Hungarian Parliament
9:45 – 11:00 Panel Discussion: Where is the V4 headed?
Taking stock of the results and failures of the last four presidencies. Goals and interests related to the V4. Prospective areas of cooperation in European affairs.
Moderator: Mr. Łukasz Ogrodnik, Analyst, PISM
Ms. Veronika Jóźwiak, Analyst, PISM
Mr. Wojciech Przybylski, Editor-in-Chief, Visegrad Insight
Mr. Péter Dobrowiecki, Head of V4 Office, József Antall Knowledge Centre
Mr. Dániel Bartha, Director, CEID
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:45 Panel Discussion: Western Balkans – the future of EU enlargement
Evaluation of the EU’s policy towards the Western Balkans, Polish and Hungarian engagement in the region, prospects for the October European Council and future scenarios.
Moderator: Ms Edit Inotai, Senior Fellow, CEID
Mr. Tomasz Żornaczuk, Head of Central Europe Programme, PISM
Ms. Marta Szpala, Senior Research Fellow, OSW
Mr. András Klein, Head of Western Balkans Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary
Ms. Anna Orosz, Senior Research Fellow, Hungarian Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade
12:45 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:45 Panel Discussion: The EU under the new institutional cycle from Polish and Hungarian perspectives
Visions of EU reform, the EU Strategic Agenda 2019-2024, migration policy, CSDP.
Moderator: Mr. Dániel Bartha, Director, CEID
Ms. Jolanta Szymańska, Head of EU Programme, PISM
Mr. Sándor Gyula Nagy, Deputy Director, IFAT
Mr. Michał Mazur, Deputy Director, European Policy Department, MFA of Poland
Mr. Viktor Kecskés, Head of Department, State Secretariat for EU Affairs, Ministry of Justice
We would be delighted if you could accept our invitation. Since seats are limited, we would urge you to register. In case of any questions related to this event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration: http://bit.ly/2kiduLQ.
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The event is supported by:
in the framework of the Polish-Hungarian Non-Governmental Cooperation Programme.