Opening – Norbert Kroó chairman, Hungarian Council of the European Movement
Introduction – Ferenc Miszlivetz director, iASK
Remarks on the occasion of the publication of the Hungarian version of the book by
- Catherine Horel historian, Paris-Sorbonne University
- Pál Hatos historian, National University of Public Service Budapest
- Responses of Emil Brix and Erhard Busek
Central Europe from a Visegrád Angle: a roundtable discussion with the authors of a book in preparation:
- Iván Bába former State Secretary, professor, National University of Public Service Budapest
- Iván Gyurcsík Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- Csaba Kiss Gy. professor, HAS
- Moderator: Ferenc Miszlivetzsociologist, director, iASK
Date: 12 February 2020 4 p.m.
Venue: Budapest H-1051 Széchenyi tér 9. HAS Main Building 1st floor – Lecture Hall
Organizers: Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg (iASK) and the Hungarian Council of the European Movement
The event will be conducted in English and Hungarian with simultaneous translation and will be streamed on the Facebook page of iASK (https://www.facebook.com/iask.hungary).
Emil Brix is an Austrian diplomat and historian. Starting in 1982, he worked for the Foreign Service of the Republic of Austria. From 1984 to 1986, he was a secretary of the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP), and from 1986 to 1989, he worked in the office of the federal minister for science and research, Hans Tuppy. Until early 2010, he was the director of the politico-cultural section of the foreign office. Between April 2010 and January 2015, Brix was the Austrian ambassador in London. On 19 January 2015, he assumed office as the Austrian ambassador in Moscow. Brix is also one of the leaders of the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe. He became the director of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna in 2017.
Erhard Busek received his doctor of law degree in 1963 at the University of Vienna. He began his carrier as a legal advisor of the parliamentarians of the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP), where he pursued his political career later. In 1989 he was appointed as Minister for Science and Research. In 1991 Busek became Chairman of the Austrian People’s Party and he served as Vice-Chancellor of Austria in the decisive period of Austria’s joining the EU. In 2000 and 2002 Busek was the Representative of the Austrian Government on EU-Enlargement. Between 2002-2008 he served as Special Co-ordinator of the Stability Pact for South-Eastern Europe. Currently, he is Chairman of the Institute of Danube Region and Central Europe, a member of the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation and member of the Advisory Board of IASK. He has written extensively on cultural, economic and political issues in South-East and Central Europe.