Jun 21

Monday Opening of the AJSS 2021


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: Stefano Bottoni, Senior Lecturer, University of Firenze (TBC)

Magda Vásáryová
Former Ambassador and State Secretary
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia (TBC)

Péter Huncík
Former Advisor of Václav Havel (TBC)
Former Advisor of Václav Havel (TBC)

Bogdan Góralczyk
Senior Fellow
Casimir Pulaski Foundation

Jun 22

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


10:00

Opening Remarks


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

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, Antall József Knowledge Centre

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

András Máté Lázár
V4 National Coordinator
Ministry of the Foreign Affairs and Trade (TBC)

Konrad Popławski
Head of Central European Department
Centre for Eastern Studies (TBC)

11:50

Break


13:00

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


Moderator: Péter Dobrowiecki, Head of Research, AJKC

Tomás Strazay
Director
Slovak Foreign Policy Association

Donika Emini
Executive Director
Civikos Platform

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

13:50

Break


14:00

Perceptions of belonging – different understandings of citizenship 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

Viktor Koska
Research Fellow
University of Zagreb (TBC)

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?


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

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

Jarolim Antal
Director
University of Economics and Business, Prague

Holger Haibach
Head of KAS Office
KAS Office in Croatia

Dennis Snower
Senior Research Fellow
Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University (TBC)

10:50

Break


  

11:00

Vaccine Diplomacy, Geopolitics and the Pandemic


Moderator: Konrad Szczygieł, Journalist, Reporters Foundation (TBC)

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

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)


Karin Kőváry-Sólymos
Radio Patria
Radio Patria

13:50

Break


14:00

Key Policy Areas for Civil Society Engagement in the Western Balkans


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

Ronja Kempin
Senior Fellow
German Institute for International and Security Affairs (TBC)

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

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
Sessional Staff
Warwick University (TBC)

11:50

Break


13:00

Success of KFOR and security stability in the region


Moderator: Péter Stepper, Senior Research Fellow, AJKC

István Balogh
Deputy State Secretary for Security Policy
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (TBC)

Robert Pszczel
Senior Officer
Russia and the Western Balkans, Public Diplomacy Division, NATO (TBC)

13:50

Break


14:00

Power relations in the Western Balkans


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


Karolina Koscová Stach
Political Advisor
European Parliament (TBC)

15:40

Leadership Talk


Michael Winzer
Resident Representative
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Hungary (TBC)