Venue: Central European University, Gellner Room,
Nador u. 9 – 1051 Budapest – Hungary
Thursday May 29, 201418.30 “WARM UP”
Reception hosted by H.E. Jean-François Paroz, Ambassador of Switzerland
in Budapest for the participants of the Colloquium.
Venue: Residence of Switzerland – 1143. Budapest, Stefánia u.107
Friday May 30, 2014Venue: Central European University, Gellner Room – 1051.Budapest
Nador u. 9
09.00 – 09.30 REGISTRATION
09.30 – 10.00 WELCOME PANEL
Laszlo Kontler, Pro-rector of the Central European University
Zoltan Szentgyörgyi, General Director, Ministry of Foreign
Affairs of Hungary
Kim Sivertsen, Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue
10.00 – 10.45 “WHY DIALOGUE MATTERS?”
Jennifer Welsh, UN Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect (video message)
Gyorgy Tatar, Chair of the Budapest Centre
10.45 – 11.15 COFFEE BREAK
11.15 – 13.30 CHALLENGES FACED BY DIALOGUE PRACTITIONERS
Moderator: Enzo Maria Le Fevre Cervini, Director for Research and Cooperation, Budapest Centre
Zachary Taylor, Senior Adviser, UNDP Regional Centre, Bratislava
Kirsi Joenpolvi, Mediation Support Team, OSCE
Donata Garrasi, Development Assistance Committee, OECD
Ashad Sentongo, Director for Africa, Auschwitz Institute
Discussion on the main achievements, developments and new trends in dialogue facilitation. Do we have the right mechanism in place? Are we too focused on easier forms of dialogue between reasonable people? How should we handle the difficult dialogues, particularly given the legal obstacles and diplomatic risks? When is it acceptable to talk to extreme groups and criminals? Should global and regional organizations and governments give a greater role to civil society or are they abandoning their responsibilities?
13.30 – 14.30 BUFFET – LUNCH
14.30 – 18.00 SHARING BEST PRACTICES – FACILITATED DISCUSSION
Facilitated by: David Nyheim, Chief Executive, INCAS Consulting Ltd
Invited Contributors: Auschwitz Institute, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, European Commission, Folke Bernadotte Academy, Foresee Research Group, Management Partners, Nansen Center, OSCE, Oslo Center, Partners for Democratic Change, Swisspeace, UNDP, UN DPA.
Practitioners acting in the “hot spots” will hare their experience, present case studies on and draw conclusions from dialogue facilitation at both national and community levels as well as with criminal groups and outlawed non-state actors. How do you do difficult dialogues? How do you talk to non-state actors when they are outlawed?
18.30 – 20.30 RECEPTION
hosted by H.E Arild Moberg Sande, a.i. Chargéd’ Affaires of the Embassy of Norway for the participants of the Colloquium.
Venue: Café Gerbeaud, Arany Szalon – 1051. Budapest,
Vörösmarty tér 7
Saturday 31 May, 20Venue: Central European University, Gellner Room – 1051. Budapest
Nador u. 9
09.00 – 09.30 REGISTRATION
09.30 – 10.00 Introductory speech by Prof. Peter Balazs, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, former EU Commissioner of Hungary
10.00 – 10.30 COFFEE BREAK
10.30 – 12.30 “NO STATE IS IMMUNE FROM MASS ATROCITIES” - DIALOGUE AS A TOOL FOR RESPONDING TO CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES IN EUROPE
Facilitated by: Gyorgy Tatar, Chair, Budapest Centre
Sean O’Reagan, General Director, International Fund Ireland
Istvan Hegedus, President, Hungarian European Society
Borbala Fellegi, Executive Director, Foresee Research Group
Eva Deak, Executive Director, Partners Hungary Foundation
Bernard Rorke, OSF
Representatives of research institutes/think tanks and NGOs will exchange views on dialogue in Europe from the perspective of enhancing democracy, cohesion in the society and addressing mass atrocity threats (hate speech, xenophobia etc.).
How can dialogue be enhanced between institutions, governments and citizens? Can dialogues include extremist parties and racist organizations? How can we develop national dialogue processes that bring together immigrants, minorities, vulnerable groups and those who are bitterly opposed to giving them a voice? What forms of dialogue are needed?
12.30 – 13.00 SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS by Hartley Millar, Management Partners
13.00 – 14.30 FAREWELL BUFFET
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