Success or Failure: Review of the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Success or Failure: Review of the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

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The Hungarian Europe Society was one of the main organisers of the event together with the European Liberal Forum, the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit and the Republikon Institute (Hungary). The conference was funded by the European Parliament.

Venue: ZARA Continental Hotel, H-1074 Budapest, Dohány u. 42-44.
Date: 9:30, 25 June 2011

Working language: English

Program

Saturday 25 June 2011

9:30    Registration 

10:00    Welcome

  • Thierry Coosemans, member of the board, European Liberal Forum, Brussels
  • Borek Severa, representative for Central Europe and Baltic States, Friedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit, Prague

10:15    Opening remarks

  • Csaba Tóth, director of strategy, Republikon Institute, Budapest
  • István Hegedűs, chairman, Hungarian Europe Society, Budapest

10:30    Introductory speech 
Presiding the Union and Building the Land of the Hungarians: the Values of Kötcse and Europe

11:00    Section#1
Success or Failure? How to Evaluate the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the EU?

  • Moderator: Csaba Tóth, director of strategy, Republikon Institute, Budapest

Panellists:

12:45    Lunch break

14:15    Section#2 
Media freedom in the EU: Challenges in the 21st Century

  • Moderator: István Hegedűs, chairman, Hungarian Europe Society, Budapest

Panellists:

15:45    Coffee break

16:15    Section #3 
The New Roma Strategy of the European Union and the Situation of the Hungarian Roma

  • Moderator: Václav Bacovský, project manager, Subregion Central Europe and Baltic States, Friedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit, Prague

Panellists:

17:30     Closing remarks

25 June 2011.

You can listen to the interview (in Hungarian) on the following link: 

http://beszelo.c3.hu/hangoscikk/a-klubradio-szabad-a-palya-c-musoranak-2012-marcius-25-i-adasa