The European Day at VŠE to be held on 17th April 2019

The 11th annual conference European Day at the University of Economics, Prague will be held on 17 April 2019, traditionally at the Academic Club. The topic of this year’s conference will focus on 15 years of Czechia’s membership in the European Union. Distinguished guests will discuss Czechia’s membership 15 years after joining the European Union, the potential that Czechia has used so far in the EU and the future direction of the integration process and the role of the Czechia in it. Czech/English simultatenous interpretation will be provided.




Opening remarks

Josef Taušer, Dean, Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics, Prague

Jarolim Antal, Director, Centre for European Studies, Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics, Prague

Matthias Barner, Director, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Czechia and Slovakia



Czechia in the EU. What has changed since the accession to the EU?

Cyril Svoboda, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechia

Milena Vicenová, Former Permanent Representative of Czechia to the EU and Former Minister of Agriculture of Czechia

Václav Hampl, Chairman, Committee for EU Affairs, Senate of the Czech Republic

Moderator: Michala Hergetová, Czech Television



Changing role of Czechia in the EU and the EU Budget

Petr Zahradník, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee

Michal Částek, Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic

Pavlína Žáková, Economic Advisor, Representation of the European Commission in the Czech Republic

Moderator: Josef Bic, Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics, Prague



The future of the EU: the French-German engine?
What is the role of Czechia in the future of the EU?

Igor Blahušiak,Director, European Affairs Communication Department, Section EU Affairs, Office of the Government of the Czechia

Eric Maurice, Manager of the Brussels Office, Schuman Fondation

Moderator: Ondřej Houska, Hospodářské noviny


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