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Final evaluation conference on the results of the Conference on the Future of Europe

Final evaluation conference on the results of the Conference on the Future of Europe

We would like to invite you to the Final evaluation conference on the results of the Conference on the Future of Europe, which will take place on 30th - 31st May 2022 on the premises of the Congress Hall of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic at Hlboká cesta street No. 2 in Bratislava.
Miroslava Pisklová Tomáš Strážay Peter Brezáni
Date: 30.05.2022, 09:00
Place: the Congress Hall of the MFEA

We would like to invite you to the Final evaluation conference on the results of the Conference on the Future of Europe, which will take place on 30th – 31st May 2022 on the premises of the Congress Hall of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic at Hlboká cesta street No. 2 in Bratislava. The conference is organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic (MFEA) in cooperation with the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA). The event is supported by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Representation in Slovakia, the Representation of the European Commission, and the Office of the European Parliament in Slovakia.

You can register for the event at this link, until Thursday 26th May 2022. As the conference room capacity is limited, we recommend you register as soon as possible.

The panel discussions on Monday 30th May 2022 will reflect the topical areas of the European Citizens´ Panels as featured within the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) while focusing on the Slovak experience with the CoFoE´s course and the country´s position towards final recommendations of the Conference on given sectoral topics.

The panel discussions taking place on Tuesday, 31st May 2022, will look beyond this frame and explore the wider European level of the CoFoE debate, as well as the narrower regional Central European dimension.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/800813177505760

THE PROGRAMME:

MONDAY 30th May 2022


8:00 – 8:45 | Registration


8:45 – 9:00 Words of welcome

IVAN KORČOK, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic

TOMÁŠ STRÁŽAY, Director, Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA)


9:00 – 9:15    Opening of the conference – speech by EDUARD HEGER, Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic


9:15 – 10:30 Panel I: Stronger economy, social justice, and jobs/ Education, culture, youth and sport/ Digital transformation

Moderator:      EVA MIHOČKOVÁ, SFPA

Panelists:      

PETER KMEC, member of parliament, National Council of the Slovak Republic

MICHAELA KRŠKOVÁ, Chief Innovation Officer, Government Office of the Slovak Republic

MÁRIO LELOVSKÝ, 1st Vice President, IT Association of Slovakia

ZUZANA HOZLÁROVÁ, Slovak delegate at the Conference on the Future of Europe


10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break


10:45 – 12:00 Panel II: Climate change, environment/ Health

Moderator:       PAVOL DEMEŠ, Board of Directors of the SFPA

Panelists:      

MICHAL KIČA, State Secretary, Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic

MICHAL WIEZIK, member of the European Parliament 

ANNA ZEMANOVÁ, member of parliament, National Council of the Slovak Republic

LUCIA SZABOVÁ, Climate Coalition


12:00 – 13:15 | Lunch


13:15 – 14:30 Panel III: European democracy/ Values and rights, rule of law, security

Moderator:      PAVOL DEMEŠ, Board of Directors of the SFPA

Panelists:           

VLADIMÍR ŠUCHA, Head of European Commission Representation in Slovakia

MICHAL ŠIMEČKA, Vice-President, European Parliament 

OĽGA GYÁRFAŠOVÁ, sociologist and university pedagogue, FSES Comenius University

ERIK POTOCKÝ, editor, conservative daily Postoj


14:30 – 14:45 | Coffee break


14:45 – 16:00 Panel IV: EU in the world/ Migration

Moderator:      LUCIA YAR, Euractiv

Panelists:            

INGRID BROCKOVÁ, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic

VLADIMÍR BILČÍK, member of the European Parliament

KATARÍNA CSÉFALVAYOVÁ, Director, Institute for Central Europe

ĽUDOVÍT GOGA, member of parliament, National Council of the Slovak Republic


16:00 End of the first day of the conferenceINGRID BROCKOVÁ, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic


Glass of wine

TUESDAY 31st May 2022

(organized by SFPA and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Representation in Slovakia)


8:00 – 8:25 Registration


8:30 – 8:45 Words of welcome

TOMÁŠ STRÁŽAY, Director, Slovak Foreign Policy Association

URBAN ÜBERSCHÄR, Director, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Representation in the Czech and Slovak Republic


8:45 – 10:00 Panel I: European dimension of CoFoE – sharing experiences and discussing the future direction of the EU

Moderator:    EVA MIHOČKOVÁ, SFPA

Panelists:         

BARBARA WOLF, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Slovakia

PASCAL LE DEUNFF, Ambassador of the French Republic to Slovakia

TOMÁŠ KOZÁK, Director General, European Affairs Section at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs


10:00 – 10:15 Coffee break


10:15 – 11:30 Panel II: Regional dimension of CoFoE – citizen´s vision of the EU and the future cooperation of the Central European countries

Moderator:     BARBARA ZMUŠKOVÁ, Euractiv

 Panelists:          

HELFRIED CARL, Founder and Managing Partner, Innovation in Politics Institute; former Austrian Ambassador to Slovakia

LUCIA RYBNIKÁROVÁ, Junior Research Fellow, Centre for Global Europe, GLOBSEC

MELCHIOR SZCZEPANIK, Analyst, Polish Institute of International Relations (PISM) 

ZUZANA STUCHLÍKOVÁ, Associate Research Fellow, EUROPEUM


11:30 – 11:45 Closing of the conference


11:45 – 12:45 Lunch