13-26 July 2003. 2nd VISEGRAD SUMMER SCHOOL (Villa Decius, Cracow)


Sunday, July 13
Arrival of participants
7.00 – 17.00
reception at the hotel
city sighting – group I
city sighting – group II
organisational meeting
Monday, July 14
EU accession referendum
– what happened and why? What next?
10.30 – 13.30 Opening panel session
Exhibition of paintings of Nina Tarasyuk and Switlana Wakarczuk – opening
Beyond Enlargement – Borders to the East? – Borys Tarasyuk
15.00 – 18.00 Group integration / team building workshop – Natalia de Barbaro
Tuesday, July 15
The Visegrad Group within the European Union
10.00 – 11.45 How common is European cultural heritage
– Zdzisław Mach, Wolfgang Bittner
12.00 – 13.45 Political and economic landscape in the enlarged Europe
– Samuel Abraham
15.00 – 18.00 Workshops:
Cultural life in the Visegrad Group countries in the period
of transition – identity, common experience, significant events
– Bożena Gierat-Bieroń
Models of political and economic co-operation inside the EU
– Samuel Abraham
Wednesday, July 16
The Visegrad Group – inside
10.00 – 11.45 Facts and myths about V4 co-operation in the field of culture, economy and foreign policy – Eva Dvorakova
12.00 – 13.45 The role of Visegrad Fund after the EU enlargement – Urban Rusnak
15.00 – 18.00 Workshops:
Rival temptations – do we need any economic and political
co-operation? – Pavol Lukac
Visegrad Fund projects – best practices in culture and education;
how to apply for grants and scholarships – Anar Rusnakova
Thursday, July 17
The Visegrad Group and neighbours
10.00 – 11.45 International co-operation of the City of Krakow
12.00 – 13.45 European paths – role of European foundations in building true partnership relations – Gottfried Wagner, Markus Lux, Kurt Wagner
15.00 – 18.00 Workshops:
Workshop for all – methodology of working groups assignments
– Danuta Glondys
Project on economic and political co-operation – Pawel Swiderski*
Project on cultural/media co-operation – Jan Pieklo*
* Those practitioners will be coaching working groups on each project
The Visegrad Group and brothers
10.00 – 11.45 Equality, liberty and solidarity
– they and we. Who needs whom and why?
– Emil Brix
12.00 – 13.45 Cultural and social co-operation
with the South Eastern European countries – Milena Dragicevic-Sesic
15.00 – 18.00 Workshops:
New Schengen borders – issues of security. New instruments
of co-operation in prevention of terror and organised crime – Jiri Marek
Transformation of international order – EU policy for Eastern European co-operation in the field of culture and education – Dorota Ilczuk
Sat/Sun, July 19-20
The Visegrad Group on the Border
ZAKOPANE Visit to Dom pod Jedlami
Ecology and tourism – together or apart. Areas of co-operation on the border – Jan Krzysztof, Jozef Janiga (Mountain Rescue Groups), Agnieszka Bott-Alama
Monday, July 21
The Visegrad Group – at home
10.00 – 11.45 Political and economic challenges and implications for V4: common policies vs. individual strategies – Anna Wisniewski
12.00 – 13.45 Do we need America? – Andrzej Kapiszewski
15.00 – 18.00 Workshops:
Four years after – political and economic prognosis for V4 – societies: coming to terms with change – Anna Wisniewski
Democracy- theory and practice – Andrzej Kapiszewski
Tuesday, July 22
The Visegrad Group societies – exclusion
10.00 – 14.00 Prix Europa screenings: Gerhard and Bronia – a forbidden love, Fortress Europe – death on the border, Hitler Stalin and I
15.00 – 16.30

16.30 – 18.00

Human and cultural rights assertion in the V4 region -challenges/obstacles – Miroslav Kusy

Social responsibility of business – Dorota Adamska (BP), Ewa Łabno-Falęcka (DaimlerChrysler Automotive Polska), Karol Szyndzielorz (Siemens), Przemek Pohrybieniuk (PricewaterhouseCoopers)

Wednesday, July 23
The Visegrad Group societies- integration
10.00 – 11.45 Minorities, immigrants, refugees – Michal Vasecka
12.00 – 13.45 Non-Fiction: Identities – issues and challenges. Is religion an issue? What is the influence of our historical heritage on contemporary contacts between V4? Are we “prisoners” of our own stereotypes? – Tamas Pal
15.00 – 18.00
19.00 – 20.00
Are we prepared to growing number of immigrants? – theory and practice. EU standards and V4 parliamentary regulations – Michal Vasecka
Ways of dealing with historical issues in V4 – Peter Talas
Film: The First Gypsy in Space
Thursday, July 24
At the beginning there was a word
10.00 – 13.30 An open debate of journalists and intellectuals on the role of media in building civil societies
Propaganda or promotion?
Arne Ruth, Nina Witoszek FitzPatrick, Witold Bereś, Pavel Novak, Tomasz Grabiński, Paweł Lisicki, Jakub Sobieniowski, Peter Talas, Milan Zitny moderation: Jerzy Marek Nowakowski
15.00 -18.00 Workshop for all:
How to make good political campaign in media? – Piotr Pietka, Tamas Pal
19.00 -20.00 Talk about freedom – Miroslav Kusy, Arne Ruth, Konstanty Gebert, moderation: Jerzy Marek Nowakowski
Friday, July 25
Summer encounter of V4 kind
10.00 – 12.30 Presentations of working groups results, evaluation session
13.00 – 14.00 Closing session – Rafał Wiśniewski
evening Krakow by night
Saturday, July 26
Departure of participants