Czech Pre-Presidency Conference

The Pre-Presidency Conference is a prestigious high-level meeting supported by the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA), the oldest trans-European research network which spans across 37 European countries. The conference is organized twice a year in the capital of the country of the upcoming Presidency of the Council of the EU.

23. 5. 2022 (13:00)

Jazyk: English Czernin palace, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Loretánské náměstí 5, Prague

The conference will bring together academics, policy-makers, media and civil society in order to discuss the agenda and challenges of the upcoming Presidency. More specifically, the conference will assess the impact of the Russian-Ukrainian war on the future of European security, but it will also explore a number of other key issues, such as the significance of the recent political reshuffle in Central Europe, the recommendations of the Conference on the Future of Europe as well as the new challenges to the Green Deal initiative.

The Czech Pre-Presidency Conference will be organised by the Institute of International Relations, the only Czech TEPSA member institute, on 23-24 May 2022 in Prague.

The project is co-organised in cooperation with Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA). The project is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy. The project has received funding from CERV OG, DiCE, the Central European Initiative (CEI) and European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 870789.

The registration closes on Friday 20th,12:00.

Den 1 23. 5. 2022

13:00 - 13:30

Registration

13:30 - 13:45 Great Hall

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Jim Cloos Secretary-General, TEPSA
Ondřej Ditrych Director, Institute of International Relations Prague
13:45 - 15:15 Great Hall

Plenary Session: The Czech EU Presidency: What to Expect

The plenary session will focus on the upcoming Czech EU Presidency and the key events that will define EU policy-making in the second half of 2022.

Jan Šnaidauf Director of the Foreign Policy Analyses and Planning Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
Ilke Toygür CATS Fellow, SWP Berlin; Professor of Geopolitics of Europe, University Carlos III of Madrid
Funda Tekin Director, Institut für Europäische Politik
Kristi Raik Director, Estonian Foreign Policy Institute; Adjunct Professor of International Relations, University of Turku
Mihai Sebe Head of European Studies Unit, European Institute of Romania
Mariam Khotenashvili Executive Director, TEPSA
Moderátor: Petr Kratochvíl Professor; Senior Researcher, Institute of International Relations Prague; Board Member, TEPSA
15:15 - 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 - 17:00 Great Hall

Plenary session: The Russia-Ukraine War: A Crisis of European Security?

The session will focus on the repercussions of the Russian-Ukrainian war and the consequences of the conflict for European security as well as the role of the European Union therein.

Kristi Raik Director, Estonian Foreign Policy Institute; Adjunct Professor of International Relations, University of Turku
Senem Aydin-Düzgit Professor of International Relations, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabanci University; Research and Academic Affairs Coordinator, Istanbul Policy Center
Oleksiy Melnyk Co-Director, Razumkov Center
Roderick Parkes Research Director, German Council on Foreign Relations
Moderátor: Ondřej Ditrych Director, Institute of International Relations, Prague
17:15 - 18:45 Great Hall

Parallel Session I: Central Europe: A Region in Reshuffle

The session will explore the recent developments regarding the evolution of the cooperation in Central Europe. In particular, it will analyse the Visegrad Four in the context of the continued conflict between the European Commission and some members of the group, particularly their conflicts over topics such as migration and rule of law. It will also shed light on the recent political changes in the region and their consequences for the future of the Visegrad cooperation. *This parallel session is co-organised with EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy.

Péter Balázs Professor Emeritus, CEU; former Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs
Marek Cichocki College of Europe Natolin and European Center Natolin
Magda Vášáryová Founder and first Director of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association; Ambassador, A.D. in Austria and Poland; former Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic; former Member of the National Council of the Slovak Republic
Moderátor: Sabina Kajnč-Lange Senior Lecturer, European Institute of Public Administration
17:15 - 18:45 Mirror Hall

Parallel Session II: The Green Deal: Are We Fit for Carbon Neutrality?

Legislative changes aiming at achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 will be debated throughout the second half of 2022. The session will address the most important challenges ahead, while also taking into account the lessons from the recent dramatic increase in energy prices and the conflict with Russia as an important energy provider. *This parallel session is co-organised with EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy.

Marco Siddi Senior Researcher, Finnish Institute of International Affairs; Montalcini Assistant Professor, University of Cagliari
Aleksandra Palkova Researcher, Latvian Institute of International Affairs; Senior Researche, Riga Stradins University
Veronika Slakaityte Danish Institute for International Studies
Moderátor: Luke O’Callaghan-White Senior Researcher, The Institute of International and European Affairs

Den 2 24. 5. 2022

Organizátoři

Spoluorganizátoři

The project is co-organised in cooperation with Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA).

Spolupráce / Záštita

The project is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy. The project has received funding from CERV OG, DiCE, the Central European Initiative (CEI) and European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 870789.

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