september, 2019

26sep09:00- 15:00Dwa Bratanki 2019: In search of Poland's and Hungary's common foreign policy goals


Event Details

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 Registration:

By registering to and participating at the event, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on web sites, or for any other purpose(s) that CEID, its vendors, partners, affiliates and/or representatives deem fit to use.


The event is supported by:

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in the framework of the Polish-Hungarian Non-Governmental Cooperation Programme.

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(Thursday) 09:00 - 15:00


Polish Institute in Budapest

Nagymező street 15., 1065 Budapest, Hungary

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