Conference Program

Monday, April 8

8.30-9.15

REGISTRATION

9.15-9.30

OPENING CEREMONY

Remarks:
Ondřej Wágner, Co-founder, Junior Diplomat Initiative, Czech Republic

 

Keynote Speech:
Jiří Schneider, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and State Secretary for European Affairs, Czech Republic

 

UPDATE: Jaroslav Kurfürst, Director General of the European section at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic

9.30-11.00

PANEL 1: GOVERNANCE – RULE OF LAW IN THE WESTERN BALKANS

Moderator:
Jiří Kocian, Analyst, Association for International Affairs, Czech Republic

 

Panel Discussion:
Vedran Džihić, Senior Lecturer, University of Vienna, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Labinot Greiçevci, Executive Director, Research Institute of Development and European Affairs, Kosovo
Filip Tesař, Researcher, Institute of International Relations, Czech Republic
Marija Vuksanovic, Project Manager, Centre for Democracy and Human Rights, Montenegro

 

UPDATE: Kristijan Smilevski, Lecturer, Anglo-American University, Macedonia

11.00-11.30

COFFEE BREAK

11.30-13.00

PANEL 2: CAPACITY BUILDING WITHIN FOREIGN SERVICE IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC AND WESTERN BALKANS

Moderator:
Janina Hřebíčková, Former Ambassador of Czech Republic to Iraq and Kosovo and Deputy Head of Mission of Czech Republic to the UN in New York, Czech Republic

 

Panel Discussion:
Nediljko Bilić, Ambassador, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ivana Hlavsová, Director of the South & South East Europe Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic
Karel Kühnl, Former Ambassador of Czech Republic to Croatia, Czech Republic
Maja Mitrović, Ambassador, Serbia
Lulzim Mjeku, Minister-Counsellor, Kosovo
Tomislav Vlahutin, Second Secretary, Croatia

13.00-14.00

BUFFET LUNCH

14.00-15.30

PANEL 3: CZECH REPUBLIC – WESTERN BALKANS AND THE EU: YOUNG PROFESSIONALS PERSPECTIVE

Moderator:
Jarolím Antal, Research Assistant, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic

 

Panel Discussion:
Karla Koutková, Lecturer, Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, Czech Republic
Kestrina Peza, Court Interpreter of Albanian language, Albania
Jan Šindelář, Lecturer and Researcher, Charles University, Czech Republic

15.30-16.00

COFFEE BREAK

16.00-16:15

CLOSING OF THE CONFERENCE

Final Remarks:
Ludvík Eger, Co-founder, Junior Diplomat Initiative, Czech Republic
Jana Forstová, Project Coordinator, Junior Diplomat Initiative, Czech Republic