Europe’s  Unstable  Eastern Neighbourhood:  What  role for Civil Society?

 Václav Havel European Dialogue Conference

  • Organisers: Václav Havel Library, Czech Centre Brussels, European Partnership for Democracy, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU
  • Venue: Room 2Q2, European Parliament, Brussels
  • Date: 18th November 2015, 18:00-20:00

The program of the conference will include two panel discussions: first with the theme of Eastern Neighbourhood of the EU withVolodymyr Ogrysko, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, and Ekaterine Tkeshelashvili, Former Minister for Reintegration of Georgia. Second panel will be oriented on European Neighbourhoud Policy and its current review with Rostislav Valvoda, Director of Prague Civil Society Centre, Iryna Shvets, Civic Network OPORA Ukraine, and Sona Ayvazyan, Transparency International Armenia and representing Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum.

The conference “Europe´s Unstable Eastern Neighbourhood: What role for Civil Society?” aims to continue a debate about Europe and to contribute to a discussion in the context of European Neighbourhood Policy Review, especially with a focus to the importance of the engagement of civil society for democracy.

Speech in Czech Parliament

„After all our identity does not consist of our talking about it and constantly shouting over the place that “we are Czechs, we’re the best”, but of our being capable of saying something original to others, of creating something that can attract others but is unlikely to originate elsewhere.“

Václav Havel:
Speech in Czech Parliament, March 12, 1996

Václav Havel’s Prague