“10 years in the EU – Taking stock and assessing prospects”
Central European University, Budapest
April 14-15, 2014
May 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the Central European states’ accession to the European Union, a historic achievement these countries had been striving for since the change of their regimes. The conference serves to take stock of the developments of the Central and Eastern European countries’ first ten years in the EU: what were the benefits and costs of the EU membership up until now for the acceding countries and how the membership changed the mindset and policy practices of the respective countries.
We have the honour to welcome such outstanding speakers at the conference as László Andor, EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and Peter Friedrich, Minister for European and International Affairs in Baden-Württemberg and others.
While the conference provides a forum for discussing and evaluating the experiences of the ‘new member states,’ it also attempts to assess the prospects of the upcoming years, with a special focus on the region, in light of the new multi-annual financial framework, the upcoming European Parliament elections and the nomination of the new European Commission.
April 14 (Monday), 2014
John Shattuck, President and Rector of the Central European University
Jan Niklas Engels, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Budapest
Tamás Szűcs, Head of the European Commission Representation in Hungary
Péter Balázs, Director of CENS, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, former EU Commissioner for Regional Policy
Panel I. - Benefits and costs of EU membership
Panel II. - Social changes and migration
April 15 (Tuesday), 2014
Peter Friedrich, Minister for European and International Affairs in Baden-Württemberg
Panel III. - From Euro-optimism to Euro-skepticism?
Panel IV. - The future of the European Union
Please find the detailed program attached.
Contact person: Zsuzsanna Végh
RSVP until April 11, 2014, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The conference is organized with the kind support of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Budapest.