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European Ciittiizens ffor European Foreiign Polliicy projjectt


17–19 October 2014

Ljubljana, SLOVENIA
M Hotel

Friday, 17 October 2014

15.00–17.00 Arrival and registration of participants

17.00–17.30 Opening addresses
Laris Gaiser, President of the Slovenian Paneuropean Movement
Milan Brglez, Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia

17.30–19.00 EU Presidencies and EU Foreign Policy
H. E. Athanasios Kallidopoulos, Ambassador of Greece (TBC)
H. E. Rossella Franchini Sherifis, Ambassador of Italy (TBC)
H.E. Imants Viesturs Lieģis, Ambassador of Latvia

Saturday, 18 October 2014

9.00 Introductory address

Gorazd Žmavc, Minister for Slovenians Abroad (TBC)

9.15–10.30 EU Foreign Policy: Role of Embassies and Consulates
Nataša Bergelj, Minister Counsellor, Consular Department, Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Aleška Simkič, Former Deputy Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the United Nations (TBC)
Moderated by: Tina Hočevar, Vice-President of the Slovenian Paneuropean Youth

10.30–11.00 Coffee break

11.00–12.30 EU Foreign Policy: EU Member States and Candidates
Zijad Bećirović, Director of the IFIMES Institute, Ljubljana
Jurij Giacomelli, Secretary General of NLB bank, Slovenia
Nicholas Whyte, Independent Diplomat, Brussels
Moderated by: Vanja Gavran, President of the Paneuropean Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina

12.30–14.00 Lunch break

14.00–15.30 EU as a Global Player
Abdelhamid El-Zoheiry, President of EMUNI University
Alessandro Minuto Rizzo, former NATO Deputy Secretary General
Ana Bojinović-Fenko, University of Ljubljana
Bojan Grobovšek, President of the Slovenian Association for International Relations
Moderated by: Pavol Drlička, Vice-President of the Slovak
Paneuropean Union

15.30–16.00 Coffee break

16.00–17.30 Citizens’ Perception of the EU
Miro Haček, University of Ljubljana
Mateja Kožuh Novak, President of the Slovenian Federation of Pensioners’ Associations (TBC)
Urban Vehovar, University of Primorska (TBC)
Moderated by: Iztok Štefanič, Euro-Atlantic Council of Slovenia

18.00 Reception

Sunday, 19 October 2014

9.30–11.00 Citizens and Their Rights in the EU
Gregor Cigüt, President of the Network of Ideas platform
Simon Delakorda, Director of the INePA Institute
Klemen Žumer, Head of the Information Office of the European Parliament in Slovenia
Moderated by: Martin Ušaj, Secretary of the Slovenian Paneuropean Youth
11.00 Conclusion

The conference is part of the project entitled European Citizens for European Foreign Policy, which is supported by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union.


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