2nd Visegrad Summer School – 13-26 July 2003

The aim of the Visegrad Summer School is to provide an attractive and alternative learning space for young people from Central Europe and enable them to get acquainted with the most important social, security, economic, political and cultural issues which may reinforce or inhibit their European co-operation.









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



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



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



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



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



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



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




Krakow by night


Saturday, July 26

Departure of participants








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