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Conference Program

May 25, 2009
Novotel Palace Hotel (1088 Budapest, Rákóczi Str. 43-45.).
Chairs: Maria Joao Rodrigues & Ádám Török

8:30 – 9:00

9:00 – 10.40
Welcome by Gábor György (EU Commission Representation, Budapest)
Opening address by Péter Balázs, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary

Part 1: Lessons from the Lisbon Strategy
Keynote presentations:
Indhira Santos (Bruegel Institute, Brussels)
András Vértes (GKI Economic Research Co.,Budapest)
Discussant: István Vilmos Kovács (former coordinator of LS, Budapest)

Coffee break

11:10 – 13:00
Part 2: PLS and new challenges (energy, climate, ageing, crisis, fiscal sustainability etc.)

Keynote presentations:
Edit Herczog (European Parlament, Strasbourg)
Iain Begg (London School of Economics,London)
Zoltán Mester (Ministry for National Development and Economy, Budapest)
Severin Fischer (Institute of European Politics, Berlin)
Tamás Tétényi (National Development Agency, Budapest)

13.00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:40
Part 3: Road towards a successful PLS (targets, measures, benchmarks, governance, EU-budget etc.)

Keynote presentations:
Hans Martens (European Policy Center, Brussels)
Gábor Iván (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Budapest)
Maria Sadowska (demosEUROPA, Warsaw)
András Baneth (EU Commission, Brussels)
Discussion 15.00-15.40

15:40 Conclusions by Maria Joao Rodrigues and Ádám Török

Languages: English and Hungarian

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