SECOND ANNUAL
CENTRAL EUROPEAN CONFERENCE

The Challenges, Opportunities, and Future
of the Czech Republic and Slovakia

Second Annual Central European Conference

Old Theatre, London School of Economics
10 March 2018

The Second Annual Central European Conference organized by University of London Union Czech & Slovak Society aims to bring together Czech and Slovak students and professionals in London as well as any students interested in the region and provide a platform for discussion about key topics, challenges and opportunities that will transform the region in near future. Participants will have an opportunity to hear from and network with academics, public figures from the region and professionals from many fields with the view of uncovering how these challenges can be tackled and opportunities seized.

The Conference will feature four panel discussions on topics ranging from economics, business, international relations or politics as well as keynote and closing speeches. Come and join us for a day full of inspiring people, stimulating discussions and use the unique opportunity to meet like-minded students or professionals interested in the region and future of our countries!

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Schedule


8.15 - 9.00
Registration

9.00 - 9.15
Opening Address

9.15 - 9.35
Keynote Address (Martin M Šimečka)

9.35 - 10.50
The Eurozone and Central Europe: Assessing the Financial Future of the Region

10.50 - 11.15
Coffee Break

11.15 - 12.30
The Forgotten Minority: Agency and Best Practice in Roma Inclusion

12.30 - 12.40
Introduction of Hack to London powered by Vacuum Labs

12.40 - 13.00
Diaspora: Questions and Answers (A talk by LEAF)

13.00 - 14.30
Lunch (with Workshops between 13.30 - 14.30)

14.30 - 15.45
Social Bubbles and Divided Society: the Impact of Fake News

15.35 - 16.10
Coffee Break

16.10 - 17.25
Factory of Europe: What Is The Future of Automobile Industry and What Is the Role of Innovation?

17.25 - 17.45
Keynote Address (Pavel Fischer)

17.45 - 18.15
Closing Address

19.00
Evening Reception (@ The Knights Templar) powered by Vacuum Labs

Dress code for the Conference is business casual.

Panels


The Eurozone and Central Europe: Assessing the Financial Future of the Region


Factory of Europe: What Is the Future of Automobile Industry and What Is the Role of Innovation?


Social Bubbles and Divided Society: The Impact of Fake News


The Forgotten Minority: Agency and Best Practice in Roma Inclusion


Speakers


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Keynote Speakers


Pavel Fischer
Martin Milan Šimečka


Eurozone Panel Speakers


Dalibor Roháč
Ivan Mikloš
Miroslav Singer


Roma Inclusion Panel Speakers


Barbora Babicová
Abel Ravasz
Lucia Ďuriš Nicholsonová


Social Bubbles Panel Speakers


Rado Baťo
Veronika Pavlíková Klindová
Silvie Lauder


Factory of Europe Panel Speakers


Miroslav Rosina
Petr Pavlínek
Juraj Draxler
Andrew Hladký

Tickets


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