Conference Program

Monday, October 5

8.30-9.15

REGISTRATION

9.15-9.30

OPENING CEREMONY

Remarks:
Michaela Ptáčková, Project Coordinator, Junior Diplomat Initiative, Czech Republic

 

Keynote Speech:
Petr Drulák, Political Secretary of the Ministry, Director of Minister’s Cabinet, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic

9.30-11.00

PANEL 1: THE CONCEPT OF PREVENTIVE DIPLOMACY FROM THE EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE

Moderator:
Jeremy Garlick, Lecturer, University of Economics in Prague, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

 

Panel Discussion:
1. The Concept of Preventive Diplomacy and Culture of Prevention
Evangelos Fanoulis, Postdoctoral Researcher, Metropolitan University Prague, Greece

2. Preventive Diplomacy Actors, Tools and Instruments
Nona Mikhelidze, Senior Fellow, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Italy

3. Methods and New Trends in Preventive Diplomacy
Ida Manton, Consultant, Trainer, Lecturer and Researcher in International Negotiations, Republic of Macedonia

11.00-11.30

COFFEE BREAK

11.30-13.00

PANEL 2: CHALLENGES OF SUCCESSFUL ENGAGEMENT IN EUROPEAN PREVENTIVE DIPLOMACY

Moderator:
Tomáš Szunyog, Security Policy Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic

 

Panel Discussion:
1. The UN: Individual Actors and Their Role in Preventive Diplomacy
Michal Mlynár, General Director for International Organisations, Development Assistance and Humanitarian Aid, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Slovak Republic

2. The OSCE: The Importance of Monitoring Missions and Early Warning System
Fred Tanner*, Senior Advisor to the OSCE Secretary General, Switzerland

3. The EEAS: Peace Building as a Key Objective for the EU Strategy?
Michèle Pranchère-Tomassini, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to the Czech Republic, Estonia and Ukraine, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Silvia Costantini, Team Leader at the Conflict Prevention, Peace-building and Mediation Division, Security Policy and Conflict Prevention Directorate, EEAS, Italy

 

*UPDATE: Jan Plešinger, Head of the Prague Office of the OSCE Secretariat, Czech Republic

13.00-14.00

BUFFET LUNCH

14.00-15.30

PANEL 3: REFLECTION OF PREVENTIVE DIPLOMACY IN THE EUROPEAN CONTEXT

Moderator:
Jitka Znamenáčková, EU Policies and Structural Funds Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic

 

Panel Discussion:
1. Mediterranean Refugee Crisis as a Failure of European Preventive Diplomacy?
Evelien Borgman, Training and Research Fellow, The Clingendael Institute, The Netherlands

2. European Engagement in the Middle East: Case Study Yemen
Benedetta Berti, Fellow and Lecturer, Ben Gurion University, Institute for National Security Studies, Italy

3. Potential Challenges and Limits of European Preventive Diplomacy: European Neighbourhood Policy (Ukraine)
Václav Lídl, Research Fellow, Association for International Affairs Research Center, Czech Republic

15.30-15:45

CLOSING OF THE CONFERENCE

Final Remarks:
Michaela Pešková, Project Coordinator, Junior Diplomat Initiative, Czech Republic
Júlia Miklasová, Allianz Alumni, Slovak Republic