Jun 21 - Monday

Opening of the AJSS 2021


15:50

Opening Remarks


Michael Winzer
Resident Representative
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Hungary

16:00

Visegrad 30 – Challenges and Solutions from the Hungarian Perspective


OPENING OF THE AJSS 2021

Krisztina Varju
Ministerial Commissioner
Hungarian V4 Presidency

16:20

Vision vs Reality – The Visegrad Cooperation 30 Years Ago and Now


Moderator: Péter Dobrowiecki, Head of Research ,AJKC

Bogdan Góralczyk
Senior Fellow
Casimir Pulaski Foundation

Frank Spengler
Former Resident Representative
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Jun 22 - Tuesday

Bringing two regions closer to each other – The Visegrad Cooperation and the Western Balkans


10:00

Opening Remarks


10:10

30 Facts You Should Know About the V4 and the Western Balkans


10:30

Central European Talks


Edit Szilágyiné Bátorfi
Director
International Visegrad Fund

10:50

Break


11:00

Central Europe as Region of Regional Cooperations – Multiplication or Inflation of the V4 Format?


Moderator: Bence Kocsev, Head of Győr Office , AJKC

Kai-Olaf Lang
Senior Fellow
German Institute for International and Security Affairs

András Máté Lázár
V4 National Coordinator
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Konrad Popławski
Head of Central European Department
Centre for Eastern Studies

11:50

Break


13:00

Western Balkans in the Spotlight – Challenges and Possibilities from a Parallel Perspective


Moderator: Péter Dobrowiecki, Head of Research ,AJKC

Tomáš Strážay
Director
Slovak Foreign Policy Association

James Ker-Lindsay
Visiting Professor
London School of Economics and Political Science

Donika Emini
Executive Director
Civikos Platform

13:50

Break


14:00

Perceptions of Belonging – Different Understandings of Citizenship and Nationhood in South-Eastern Europe


Gëzim Krasniqi
Lecturer in Nationalism and Political Sociology
The University of Edinburgh

14:40

Extra-territoriality, Identity and Citizenship in the Balkans and Central Europe in the 21st Century


Moderator: Ágnes Vass, Head of European Relations Department , AJKC

Dejan Stjepanovic
Lecturer
University of Dundee

Vasiliki P. Neofotistos
Associate Professor
University of Buffalo

Dániel Gazsó
Researcher
National University of Public Affairs

Jun 23 - Wednesday

How to move forward? Central Europe, the Western Balkans and the Pandemic


10:00

Problem Solving Mechanisms and the EU – What Does the Pandemic Teach Us?


Moderator: Martin Feldkircher, Professor of International Economics , Diplomatic Academy of Vienna

Jarolim Antal
Director
Centre of European Studies, University of Economics and Business, Prague

Holger Haibach
Head of KAS Office
KAS Office in Croatia

10:50

Break


  

11:00

Vaccine Diplomacy, Geopolitics and the Pandemic


Moderator: Edward Jozef Szekeres, Journalist

Remco van de Pas
Senior Research Associate
Clingendael, Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Lucia Husenicová
Professor
University of Banská Bystica

Andrea Keerbs
Resident Program Director
Transatlantic Strategy, International Republican Institute

11:50

Break


13:00

Hoax, Free Speech and Parallel Reality (workshop)


Jakub Jusko
Researcher
Masaryk University

13:50

Break


14:00

Security Challenges in Central Europe and the Western Balkans – NATO’s Role in the Regions


Silvia Maretti
Program Officer for the Western Balkans and South East Europe, Engagements Section
Public Diplomacy Division, NATO

Jun 24 - Thursday

Power Relations and Security Related Questions in the Region


10:00

French-German Relations and Its Consequences for the Region


Power Relations and Security Related Questions in the Region

Moderator: Balázs Hamar, Head of Brussels Office , AJKC

Bence Bauer
Director
German-Hungarian Institute for European Cooperation

Marie Krpata
Research Fellow
Study Committee on Franco-German Relations (Cerfa), French Institute of International Relations

Caroline Kanter
Resident Representative
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Paris

10:50

Break


11:00

United Kingdom, Central Europe and the Western Balkans – What Does the Post-Brexit Era Bring?


Moderator: Katerina Jakimovska, Research Fellow , Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies

Grzegorz Lewicki
Research Fellow
Casimir Pulaski Foundation

Klodiana Beshku
Jean Monnet Fellow
European University Institute

Andi Hoxhaj
Fellow in Law
Warwick University

11:50

Break


14:00

Power Relations in the Western Balkans


Moderator: Zoran Nechev, PhD Candidate, Institute for European Studies at Vrije Universiteit, Brussels

Dušan Rejlić
Head of Office
German Institute for International and Security Affairs

Ferenc Németh
Research Fellow
Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade

Adnan Ćerimagić
Senior Analyst
European Stability Initiative

Jan Cingel
Founder and CEO
Strategic Analysis

14:50

Break


15:00

Career at the EP – Tips and Tricks from an Expert


Karolina Koscová
Political Advisor
European Parliament

15:30

Break


  

15:40

Success of KFOR and Security Stability in the Region


Moderator: Péter Stepper, Senior Research Fellow , AJKC

Dávid Budai
PhD Researcher
National University of Public Service (TBC)