EPP Conference: The Dialogue on Modernisation with Belarusian Societ - A functioning New Instrument?

EPP Conference

The Dialogue on Modernisation with Belarusian Society - A functioning new instrument?

Tuesday, 9 April 2013 (14:30 - 18:00)
European Parliament, room A3E-2

 

 

PROGRAMME

14:30   Introduction by Filip Kaczmarek, Chair of the Delegation for relations with Belarus at the European Parliament

14:35   Introductory statement by Gunnar Wiegand, Director for Russia, Eastern Partnership, Central Asia, Regional Cooperation and OSCE, European External Action Service


Panel I
14:45- 16:10

Dialogue on Modernisation with Belarusian Society - impact assessment and critical analysis a year after its inception

Chair by Elmar Brok, Chair of the Committee of Foreign Affairs


14:50   Radosław Sikorski, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland (tbc)

15:00   Aliaksandr Milinkevich, Sakharov Prize Winner

15:10   Jacek Protasiewicz, Vice- President of the European Parliament

15:20   Antje Leendertse, Ambassador, Special Envoy for Eastern Europe, the Caucasus
and Central Asia, Federal Foreign Office of Germany

15:30   Andrei Yahorau, Coordinator of the DoM's Working Group on Political Dialogue and Political Reforms, Director of the Center for European Transformation

15:40   Gunnar Wiegand, Director for Russia, Eastern Partnership, Central Asia, Regional Cooperation and OSCE, European External Action Service

15:50   Debate in the presence of representatives of the opposition and civil society


Panel II
16:15-17:50

A future direction for the Dialogue on Modernisation with Belarusian Society - what needs to be done in coming years?

Chair by José Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra, Member of the European Parliament


16:20   Aliaksandr Autushka-Sikorski, Coordinator of the DoM's Working Group Economic, Social and Sector Policy Issues

16:30   Valiantsin Stefanovich, Vice-President of Viasna Human Rights Centre

16:40   Laima Andrikienė, Member of the Delegation for relations with Belarus

16:50   Olga Stuzhinskaya, Director of the Office for a Democratic Belarus

17:00   Franciszak Wiaczorka, Belarusian opposition leader

17:10   Anatol Liabedzka, Belarusian opposition leader

17:20   Alexei Yanukevich, Belarusian opposition leader

17:30   Debate in the presence of representatives of the opposition and civil society

17:50   Conclusions: Filip Kaczmarek

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 May you be interested in attending the discussion, please confirm your participation before April 5, 2013 at filip.kaczmarek-office@europarl.europa.eu